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1 Geography of India

2 As we go through the PowerPoint…
Label the geographic features of India on your map (#1-11) Answer the questions on the back of your map (highlighted in red)

3 India is located in Southern Asia

4 1- Indian Subcontinent Label the Indian Subcontinent on your map
Scientists believe that Pangea broke apart into separate continents millions of years ago One of them was the Indian Subcontinent You will learn more about this topic in science this year!

5 2 - Himalayan Mountains Label the mountain range on your map
The Himalayan Mountains were created by the collision of the Indian Subcontinent and the Asian Plate The plates are still running into each other and the Mountain Range continues to rise It is the tallest mountain range in the world The top 98 out of 100 tallest mountains in the world


7 Himalayan Mountains from Space

8 3- Mt. Everest Label the mountain on your map
The tallest mountain in the world 29,029 Feet tall (Almost 6 miles high) That’s 20 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other It is still growing at a rate of 1 inch every 5 years

9 Mt. Everest (view from a plane)

10 Climbing Mt. Everest… Over 200 people have died trying to climb the mountain. A base camp on Mt. Everest DEATH ZONE - Above 26,000 feet, climbers must use oxygen tanks because the air is so thin. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit in 1953.

11 Rivers As the snow and ice in the Himalayas melts, small streams form
Slowly, streams start to meet and combine, forming rivers These rivers move downhill and gather more force as more streams empty into the river

12 4- Indus River Label the river on your map
Located in modern-day Pakistan Starts in the Himalayas and empties into the Arabian Sea This is where the Indus Valley Civilization originated

13 5- Arabian Sea Label on your map

14 6- Ganges River Label the river on your map
Located in modern-day India and Bangladesh The most populated river in the world 400 million people live along the Ganges Empties into the Bay of Bengal

15 7- Bay of Bengal Label on your map

16 8- Brahmaputra River Label the river on your map
Combines with the Ganges River and empties into the Bay of Bengal The two rivers create a river delta that is very fertile in Bangladesh

17 9- Deccan Plateau Label on your map
Large plateau in southern India. Plateau- A large raised area of mostly flat, level land

18 10-Indian Ocean Label on your map
3rd largest ocean Covers 20% of the world’s water surface Borders Africa, Asia, and Australia

19 11- Sri Lanka Label on your map
An island country off the southeastern coast of India One of the world’s largest tea and coffee producers

20 Mountain Biking Across India

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