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Physical Processes of South Asia ©2012, TESCCC World Geography Unit 10, Lesson 01
Why are mountains an obstacle to settlement? Mt. Everest ©2012, TESCCC
The Himalayas Mountain range that forms part of the northern border of the region Created due to convergence of tectonic plates Contains the highest peak in the world Contains lakes and glaciers Height of the range affects climate and forms a barrier for the monsoon winds Sacred peaks for both Hindu and Buddhist followers Three major rivers begin in the Himalayas-Brahmaputra, Indus, and Ganges ©2012, TESCCC
How did the Himalayas form? ©2012, TESCCC
Climate Variations in climate in the region are due in part to elevation The monsoon creates a wet and dry season ©2012, TESCCC
Mainland and Islands The Maldives and Sri Lanka are island nations. India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are located on the Asian continent with coastlines along the Indian ocean. India is a large peninsula. Bhutan and Nepal are landlocked nations between India and China Long rivers, plains, hills, plateaus, and mountains are found on the mainland. ©2012, TESCCC
Population Density in South Asia The region is one of the most populated areas on the planet. Roughly one-quarter of the world lives in the region. The average population density is 7 times the world average. What strains will large populations place on the physical environment? ©2012, TESCCC
Agriculture Most people in the region are involved in agriculture. The region has a large amount of arable lands 80% of South Asia’s poor live in rural areas. Agricultural and rural development is key to reducing poverty and creating conditions for sustainable growth. ©2012, TESCCC
How do the land and climate determine types of industry in Sri Lanka? Tea plantation ©2012, TESCCC
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