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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.

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South asia

South Asia

Wednesday March 4, 2009

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

South Asia notes

Review notes




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




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



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


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