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A: Railway Station Area

by Semenov Kirill, 730 meters away

Railway Station Area

B: Confluence Of Ilek And Ural Rivers

by Metik Sergey, 45.3 km away

At the beginning of the XVIII century to protect the eastern borders of Russian empire from attacks N...

Confluence Of Ilek And Ural Rivers

C: Memorial In Rayon Center Ilek

by Metik Sergey, 46.7 km away

 At the beginning of the XVIII century to protect the eastern borders of Russian empire from attacks ...

Memorial In Rayon Center Ilek

D: Sladkovo Village

by Metik Sergey, 59.7 km away

View from a hill on village Sladkovo in Ileksky rayon (administrative-territorial unit) and on the va...

Sladkovo Village

E: View From A Hill To Zazhivnaya River

by Metik Sergey, 65.8 km away

Zazhivnaya river. In summertime inconspicuous small stream becomes a formidable force in spring flood...

View From A Hill To Zazhivnaya River

F: On High Bank Of Ural

by Metik Sergey, 72.9 km away

View over the Ural river valley from a high bank near Nizhneozernoe village. Relative height above th...

On High Bank Of Ural

G: View Of Ural Valley From A Height Of 178 M

by Metik Sergey, 73.8 km away

View over the river valley from a height of 178 m. near Nizhneozernoe village. Relative height above ...

View Of Ural Valley From A Height Of 178 M

H: Ural River Near Nizhneozyornoe 1

by Metik Sergey, 77.0 km away

View from the high right bank of Ural near Nizhneozyornoe village. There're thickets of oak forests o...

Ural River Near Nizhneozyornoe 1

I: Ural River Near Nizhneozyornoe 2

by Metik Sergey, 77.5 km away

View from the high right bank of Ural near Nizhneozyornoe village. There're thickets of oak forests o...

Ural River Near Nizhneozyornoe 2

J: Ural River Near Nizhneozyornoe 3

by Metik Sergey, 78.2 km away

In a grove on the left bank of Ural near Nizhneozyornoe village. There're thickets of oak forests on ...

Ural River Near Nizhneozyornoe 3

This panorama was taken in Kazakhstan, Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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