Deciduous forests describe the primary type of forest found in eastern North America and China, Europe, Japan and parts of South America. These locations constitute many different kinds of people and a large portion of the Earth's human population.
Well-known cities around the globe that are located in areas of deciduous forest include New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and Tokyo. In centuries prior to the discovery of North and South America by Europeans, many people, such as Native American tribes like the Lenape, lived within deciduous forests and survived from using deciduous trees for food and shelter. Common trees in a deciduous forest include maple and oak trees, which provide food for humans and animals living in these forests including syrup and acorns. In particular, deciduous forests are known for their bright and colorful leaves in the fall season that often vary between red, yellow and brown.
As the Earth Observatory explains, the primary characteristic of a deciduous forest is that trees' leaves change with each season and fall away in the winter. Areas where deciduous forests grow typically range in temperature from minus 30 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius with a yearly average of 10 degrees Celsius, or about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn More
The country with the largest population in the world is China, and as of July of 2014, the population was estimated to be 1,393,783,836. China's population accounts for 19.24 percent of the total world population.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the most populous city in the world is Tokyo with 38 million residents. The United Nations expects the Japanese capital to experience a population decline but to remain the world's most populous city in 2030 with about 37 million inhabitants.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there is currently an estimated male population of 3,477,829,638 on planet Earth. This is higher than the population of females, which is estimated to be 3,439,427,037.Full Answer >
Some types of population movement include internal migration, cross-national migration, continuation migration, reverse migration and retirement migration. Population movement is often caused by push factors, such as deepening poverty, political instability and environmental degradation. Pull factors, such as better jobs, lower taxes, better health care and better climate, also contribute.Full Answer >