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Zanthoxylum
About 250, see text. SYNONYMS Fagara L. Ochroxylum Schreb. Xanthoxylum Mill. ZANTHOXYLUM (including genus Fagara) is a genus of about 250 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs in the citrus or rue family , Rutaceae
Rutaceae
, native to warm temperate and subtropical areas worldwide. Several of the species have yellow heartwood, to which their generic name alludes. The fruit of several species is used to make the spice Sichuan pepper . They are also used as bonsai trees. Historically, the bark was widely used for toothache, colic, and rheumatism. Common names include "prickly ash " and "Hercules club"
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Korea
KOREA is a historic country in East Asia
East Asia
, and since 1945 it has been divided into two distinct sovereign states : North Korea
North Korea
(officially the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea") and South Korea (officially the "Republic of Korea"). Located on the Korean Peninsula , Korea
Korea
is bordered by China
China
to the northwest and Russia
Russia
to the northeast. It is separated from Japan
Japan
to the east by the Korea
Korea
Strait and the East Sea . Korea
Korea
emerged as a singular political entity after centuries of conflict among the Three Kingdoms of Korea , which were unified as Later Silla to the south and Balhae
Balhae
to the north
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Philippines
Coordinates : 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122 Republic
Republic
of the Philippines Republika ng Pilipinas Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: " Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa " "For God, People, Nature, and Country" ANTHEM: Lupang Hinirang
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Taiwan
TAIWAN (/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen )), officially the REPUBLIC OF CHINA (ROC), is a state in East Asia
East Asia
. Its neighbors include the People\'s Republic of China
China
(PRC) to the west, Japan
Japan
to the northeast, and the Philippines
Philippines
to the south. Taiwan
Taiwan
is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations
United Nations
. The island of Taiwan
Taiwan
, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning
Kingdom of Tungning
, the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty
Qing dynasty
, the last dynasty of China
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada
O Canada
"------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of around 1.404 billion . Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world. Governed by the Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities ( Beijing
Beijing
, Tianjin
Tianjin
, Shanghai
Shanghai
, and Chongqing
Chongqing
), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Temperate
In geography , TEMPERATE or TEPID latitudes of Earth
Earth
lie between the tropics and the polar regions . These regions generally have more variety in temperature over the course of the year and more distinct changes between seasons compared with tropical climates , where such variations are often more moderate. CONTENTS* 1 Zones and climates * 1.1 Agriculture * 1.2 Urbanization * 2 See also * 3 References ZONES AND CLIMATESThe NORTH TEMPERATE ZONE extends from the Tropic of Cancer (approximately 23.5° north latitude) to the Arctic Circle (approximately 66.5° north latitude). The SOUTH TEMPERATE ZONE extends from the Tropic of Capricorn (approximately 23.5° south latitude) to the Antarctic Circle (at approximately 66.5° south latitude). In some climate classifications, the temperate zone is often divided into several smaller climate zones, based on latitude
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Subtropics
The SUBTROPICS are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropics at latitude 23.5° (the Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Cancer
and Tropic of Capricorn ) and temperate zones (normally referring to latitudes 35–66.5°) north and south of the Equator
Equator
. Subtropical climates are often characterized by warm to hot summers and cool to mild winters with infrequent frost. Most subtropical climates fall into two basic types - humid subtropical , where rainfall is often concentrated in the warmest months (for example Brisbane
Brisbane
or Jacksonville, Florida ) and dry summer (or Mediterranean ), where seasonal rainfall is concentrated in the cooler months (for example Naples
Naples
, Italy
Italy
or Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
)
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Bonsai
Bonsai
Bonsai
JAPANESE NAME KANJI 盆栽 TRANSCRIPTIONS ROMANIZATION bonsai CHINESE NAME CHINESE 盆栽 LITERAL MEANING "tray planting" TRANSCRIPTIONS STANDARD MANDARIN HANYU PINYIN pénzāi WADE–GILES p'en2-tsai1 IPA WU SUZHOUNESE bén-tse YUE: CANTONESE YALE ROMANIZATION pùhn-jōi KOREAN NAME HANGUL 분재 HANJA 盆栽 TRANSCRIPTIONS REVISED ROMANIZATION bunjae
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Peru
Coordinates : 10°S 76°W / 10°S 76°W / -10; -76 Republic
Republic
of Peru República del Perú (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Firme y feliz por la unión" (Spanish) "Firm and Happy for the Union" ANTHEM: Himno Nacional del Perú (Spanish) National Anthem of Peru NATIONAL SEAL : Gran Sello del Estado (Spanish) Great Seal of the State Location of
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Eastern United States
The EASTERN UNITED STATES, commonly referred to as the AMERICAN EAST or simply THE EAST, is a region roughly coinciding with the boundaries of the United States
United States
established in the 1783 Treaty of Paris , which bounded the new country to the west along the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
. It is geographically diverse, spanning the Northeast and Southeast as well as the eastern part of the Central United States
United States
. In 2011 the 26 states east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
(including Washington, D.C. but not the small portions of Minnesota
Minnesota
and Louisiana
Louisiana
east of the river) had an estimated population of 179,948,346 or 58.28% of the total U.S. population of 308,745,358 (excluding Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
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Central United States
The CENTRAL UNITED STATES is sometimes conceived as between the Eastern United States and Western United States as part of a three-region model, roughly coincident with the U.S. Census' definition of the Midwestern United States plus the western and central portions of the U.S. Census' definition of the Southern United States . The Central States are typically considered to consist of North Dakota , South Dakota , Nebraska , Kansas , Oklahoma , Texas , Minnesota , Iowa , Missouri , Arkansas , Louisiana , Wisconsin , and Illinois . Sometimes Indiana , Ohio , Kentucky , Tennessee , West Virginia , Mississippi , and Alabama are also considered to be Central States. 4 of 9 Census Bureau Divisions have names containing "Central", though they are not grouped as a region. They include 20 states and 39.45% of the US population as of July 1, 2007. Almost all of the area is in the Gulf of Mexico drainage basin , and most of that is in the Mississippi Basin
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Laos
Coordinates : 18°N 105°E / 18°N 105°E / 18; 105 Lao People's Democratic Republic * ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao ) * Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao Flag Emblem MOTTO: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນາຖາວອນ "Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity" ANTHEM: Pheng Xat Lao Lao National Anthem Location of Laos
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Myanmar
MYANMAR (Burmese pronunciation: ), officially the REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR and formerly known as BURMA, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. Myanmar
Myanmar
is bordered by India
India
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to its west, Thailand
Thailand
and Laos
Laos
to its east and People\'s Republic
Republic
of China
China
to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
and the Andaman Sea . The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million
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Nepal
NEPAL (/nəˈpɔːl/ ( listen ); Nepali : नेपाल Nepāl ), officially the FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL (Nepali : सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl), is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia . Nepal
Nepal
is divided into 7 states and 77 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China
China
in the north and India
India
in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state . Nepal
Nepal
does not border Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip
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