South asia
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 23

South Asia PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 134 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

South Asia. Wednesday March 4, 2009 -you need: PENCIL/PEN-------THINKING CAPS! South Asia notes Review notes. Where is South Asia?. South Asia. The Himalayas. The Himalayas spread more than 1,000 miles, and are hundreds of miles wide. Mount Everest.

Download Presentation

South Asia

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


South asia

South Asia

Wednesday March 4, 2009

-you need: PENCIL/PEN-------THINKING CAPS!

South Asia notes

Review notes


Where is south asia

Where is South Asia?


South asia1

South Asia


The himalayas

The Himalayas

The Himalayas spread more than 1,000 miles, and are hundreds of miles wide.


Mount everest

Mount Everest

  • World’s highest peak at 29,035 feet above sea level


Hindu kush mountains

Hindu Kush Mountains


Khyber pass

Khyber Pass


Major river systems

Major River Systems

  • There are 3 major river systems in South Asia.

    • Indus River

    • Brahmaputra River

    • Ganges River


Indus river

Indus River

  • Flows mainly through Pakistan

  • Important mode of transportation for the region


Brahmaputra river

Brahmaputra River

  • Provides Bangladesh with 50% of its power


Ganges river

Ganges River

  • Named after Hindu Goddess Ganga

  • Hindu people view it as a sacred place


Ganges a sacred place

Ganges: A Sacred Place


Using resources in s a

Using Resources in S.A.

  • Water

    • Fertilizes the soil

    • drinkable

    • Transportation

    • Hydroelectricity

    • Food!

  • National Boundaries = challenges


Energy in s a

Energy in S.A.

  • Petroleum reserves along India’s NW Coast

  • Natural Gas found in Southern Pakistan

  • The people of South Asia rely on energy mostly from Wood, Coal, and Hydroelectricity.


South asia s climate

South Asia’s Climate

  • Tropical Climate -West Coast of India and Sri Lanka.

  • Highlands - much cooler climate close to mountain ranges.

  • Dry Climate - “The Great Indian Desert”


Three climates

Three Climates

  • Hot, Wet, and Cool

    • These periods depend on the monsoon winds


2004 tsunami

2004 Tsunami

  • Killed more than 225,000 people in 11 countries

  • India and Sri Lanka were hardest hit

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake


Taj mahal

TajMahal


  • Login