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Title: The Geography of South Asia


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The Geography of the Indian subcontinent
2
South Asia
3
Satellite View of South Asia
4
TheSize ofSouthAsia
5
Countries
Afghanistan
China
Iran
Bhutan
Nepal
Pakistan
Myanmar
India
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
6
cities
Kabul
Islamabad
Lahore
Kathmandu
New Delhi
Thimbu
Karachi
Benares
Dacca
Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Colombo
7
Topography of South Asia
8
SouthAsiaPhysicalMap
9
Bodies of Water
Indus R.
Brahmaputra R.
Ganges R.
Bay ofBengal
Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean
10
The Ganges River System
1,560 miles long
11
Mata Ganga (Mother Ganges)
12
The Brahmaputra River System
1,800 miles long
13
Flooding on the Brahmaputra
14
The Indus River System
1,975 miles long
15
Mountains Peaks
Hindu Kush
KhyberPassI I
Karakoran Mts.
Mt. Everest?
Himalayas
Vindhya Hills
Eastern Ghats
Western Ghats
16
Hindu Kush
17
The Khyber Pass
18
The Himalayas
  • him snow
  • aalaya home
  • Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet. It is the
    highest in the world.

19
The Himalayas Pangea theory?
20
Fire Rim of the Pacific
21
2004 Earthquake In IndonesiaTsunami Devastates
Indian Ocean Coastlines!
22
the Tsunamis Devestation
100,000s dead!
23
Deserts / Plateaus
TibetanPlateau
TharDesert
DeccanPlateau
24
The Deccan Plateau
  • 31,800 square miles in size.
  • Elevation range 2,000 8,000 feet high.
  • From the Sanskrit word, dakshina the south.

25
The tibetan Plateau
  • The Roof of the World.
  • average elevation is 16,400 feet.

26
The Thar Desert
  • The Great Indian Desert
  • up to 127ºF in July.

27
Completed Map
Hindu Kush
KhyberPassI I
Karakoran Mts.
TibetanPlateau
Kashmir
Mt. Everest?
Punjab
Indus R.
Brahmaputra R.
Himalayas
Indo-GangeticPlain
TharDesert
Ganges R.
Vindhya Hills
Bay ofBengal
DeccanPlateau
Eastern Ghats
Western Ghats
Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean
28
Climate of South Asia
29
Climate Regions of South Asia
30
Winter Monsoons Nov.-April
31
Summer Monsoons May-Oct.
32
Global Areas of Malaria
33
Vegetation of South Asia
34
Economic Activities Resources
35
Silk Cultivation
36
Tiger regions
37
Demographic Data for South Asia
38
Indian States Union Territories
39
Population Density
40
Population Density
41
Language in India alone
42
Literacy Rate in India
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