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Countries of South Asia. Country A. Bangladesh . Slightly smaller than Iowa; mostly a river plain. Prone to flooding. A parliamentary democracy with six division. Population: 154 million people Languages: Bangla (Bengali) and English Formerly known as East Pakistan. Independent since 1971.

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bangladesh
Bangladesh
  • Slightly smaller than Iowa; mostly a river plain. Prone to flooding.
  • A parliamentary democracy with six division.
  • Population: 154 million people
  • Languages: Bangla (Bengali) and English
  • Formerly known as East Pakistan. Independent since 1971.
  • Primarily Muslim
economic development bangladesh
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT(BANGLADESH)
  • Per capita GDP: $1400
  • 45% live below poverty line.
  • Agriculture and Textiles are main industries.
  • Cultivation of rice is the single most important agricultural activity.
  • ONE OF THE WORLD’S POOREST AND LEAST DEVELOPED STATES
  • Less than ½ million internet users
pakistan
Pakistan
  • Twice the size of California
  • A federal republic with 4 provinces, one territory, and 1 capital territory
  • Population: 173 million people
  • Languages: Urdu and English, however 48% speak Punjabi
  • Formerly known as West Pakistan. Independent since 1947.
  • Primarily Muslim
economic development pakistan
Economic Development: Pakistan
  • Per capita GDP: $2400
  • 24% live below the poverty line.
  • Agriculture and textiles are significant industries.
  • 12 million Internet users
nepal
Nepal
  • Size of Arkansas
  • A parliamentary democracy with 14 zones
  • Population: 30 million people
  • Languages: Primarily Nepali
  • Primarily Hindu with approximately 10% Buddhist
economic development nepal
Economic Development: Nepal
  • Per capita GDP: $1,000
  • 31% live below poverty line
  • Tourism is a significant industry.
  • Only 250,000 Internet users
india
India
  • ¾ of all South Asia land area; slightly more than 1/3 of the U.S.
  • A federal republic consisting of 28 states, 6 Union Territories, and 1 National Capital Territory
  • Population: 1.150 billion people
  • 28% Urbanized
  • 15 official languages. English and Hindi most common.
  • Primarily Hindu
economic development india
Economic Development: India
  • GDP per capita: $2600
  • 25% live below poverty line
  • A mixture of traditional village farming and modern agriculture
  • Clothing and handicrafts are significant industry
  • 60 million Internet users
sri lanka
Slightly larger than West Virginia

Republic with 8 provinces

Population: 21 million people

Languages: Sinhala and Tamil

Primarily Buddhist (70%)

DIVISION:

SOUTH (MAJORITY OF POPULATION)

ARYAN

BUDDHISTS

SPEAK SINHALA (INDO-EUROPEAN)

NORTH (18% OF THE POPULATION)

DRAVIDIAN

HINDU

TAMIL LANGUAGE

SRI LANKA
economic development sri lanka
Economic Development: Sri Lanka
  • GDP per capita: $4,000
  • 22% live below poverty line
  • Rubber, tea and coconuts are major agricultural products.
  • 428,000 Internet users
bhutan
½ the size of Indiana

Absolute monarchy; constitutional monarchy

Population: 700 thousand people

Official language: Dzongkha (pronounced “zonka”)

Primarily Buddhist (75%)

Bhutan
economic development bhutan
Economic Development: Bhutan
  • GDP per capita: $5,200
  • 32% live below poverty line
  • Agriculture, cement, wood products and electricity are significant industries
  • 30,000 Internet users
major political issue kashmir
Major Political Issue: KASHMIR
  • INDEPENDENCE & PARTITION
    • JAMMU & KASHMIR faced with the choice of joining either Hindu India or Muslim Pakistan.
    • KASHMIR – Hindu Maharaja but Muslim population.
  • 1947 – Pakistani tribesmen invade
  • Maharaja flees to Delhi and Indian troops move in.
  • Fighting continues today although there is an official cease-fire.