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Jerrica Hanson

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The ABCs of South and Central Asia
New Delhi
One of the districts of National Capital Territory of Delhi, India in northern India.
It is the capital of India and became this on December 12, 1911.
Has a population of 249,998 people (population density of 15,164 people per square mile).
Arabian Sea
South & Central Asian countries it touches: Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan.
Has many names including Sindhu Sagar, Erythraean Sea, Sindh Sea, and Akhzar Sea.
Possibly been used since 3000 B.C. for trading between countries.
Patkai Hills
Located on India’s northeastern border with Burma.
Includes three ranges: Patkai-Bum, Garo-Khasi-Jaintia, and the Lushai Hills.
Spans across four Indian states.
By Jerrica Hanson
Bay of Bengal
Fergana Valley
Ganges River
Lake Balkhash
Red Fort
Qutb Minar
Taj Mahal
Syr Darya River
Yoga Vasistha
Bay of Bengal at
Cox's Bazar Beach in
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
South & Central Asian countries it touches: India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Been called Mahodadhi, the Chola Lake, and means "Gulf of the Ganges."
Home to Cox's Bazar, the longest beach in the world.
Caspian Sea near
Aktau, Mangistau
region, Kazakhstan.
It touches Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan.
It is the largest enclosed and inland body of water in the world.
Used to be part of the Tethys Ocean; plate tectonics moved and landlocked it about 50 million years ago.
Located in central and somewhat southern India.
The main crop in this area is cotton although sugarcane, rice, and other crops are also grown here.
It covers over 8 Indian states.
Travels from China through northeastern Kazakhstan and into Russia.
It actually flows
-east, a rare feature.
It is frozen over from November to March but is used for travel when it is not frozen.
Is mainly in Uzbekistan's eastern wing and partially in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikstan.
Was once an important staging-post on the Silk Road.
A rough population of 11,342,000.
Goes through northeastern India and Bangladesh.
Has 12 tributaries going to the north and the south.
Despite major pollution, over 70 million people bathe in the river over a few weeks for religious festivals.
The Ganges from Allahabad, India.
The Milky Way from the Himalayas.
Touches China, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
Home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
This range contains over 15,000 glaciers!
Crow's lake in Northern Skkin, India in the Himalayas.
The Himalayas
from space.
A sunset over
the Himalayas.
Some Himalayan
peaks above the clouds.
The Indus from space.
It takes up 70% of Turkmenistan.
It is also called Kara-Kum and Gara Kum, meaning
Black Sand
In Derweze, Turkmenistan - at the center of the desert - there is a
crater on fire
. Since geologists tried to burn off some natural gas in the crator,
40 years
ago, it has continued to burn. See this video:
Indus River
It starts in China, goes through northern India, and all of Pakistan.
It has 16 tributaries.
Home to the Indus River Dolphin and the remaining 1,000 of them on Earth.
Statue of Rishabha,
the founder of Jainism.
Jains do not believe in any gods, but follow the scriptures of Mahavira.
Jains believe in reincarnation and trying to reach liberation by removing all karma from their lives.
There are over 4.2 million Jains in India and about 25,000 in Britain as of 2006.
The Jain flag. Each color represents something as well as the symbols.
Karakum Desert
Located in southeastern Kazakhstan.
13th largest continental lake in the world!
Two parts separated by a strait: western part is freshwater, shallower, and yellow-gray tinted, but the eastern part is saltwater, deeper, and emerald blue.
Mount Everest
◦Located on the Nepal-China border.
◦Elevation: China says 29,015 feet and Nepal says 29,028 feet, but it is officially 29,035 feet - making it the tallest mountain on Earth.
◦249 people have died on Mount Everest (from 1924 to 2013).
Mt. Everest and Lhotse.
Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India in New Delhi, India.
A finished pookalam.
Onappottan, a traditional costume worn during Onam.
A Hindu and Indian harvest festival celebrated by the people of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in India.
Making pookalams, designs made out of flower petals, is a traditional ritual or Onam.
In 2013 it started on September 16th and lasted for 4 days.
Patkai Hills as seen from Pangsau Pass.
Located in Delhi, India.
Has 379 steps, making it 237.8 feet high and the tallest minar in India.
On December 4, 1981, an electricity problem put the minar’s stairs into darkness. A stampede of public citizens ran down the stairs, trampling and killing 45 people.
Qutb Minar ruins.
The Lahori Gate of the Red Fort.
Built in Old Delhi, present-day Delhi, India.
Called the Red Fort because it is made out of red sandstone and was the “fort” (home) of the royal family.
Construction of it began on May 13, 1638.
Goes through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.
Has two headstreams (one in Kyrgyzstan and one in Uzbekistan), which join in the Fergana Valley, then flows through Tajikistan, Uzbekistan again, and Kazakhstan then ends in the Aral Sea.
The Battle of Jaxartes was fought on this river in 329 B.C. between Alexander the Great and his Macedonian army against the Scythians.
The Syr Darya River seen
from Khujand, Tajikistan.
Located in Agra, India.
It is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, who was a Persian princess whose husband Shah Jahan, the emperor, built it for her when she died giving birth to her 14th child.
Construction began in 1632, the year after Mumtaz Mahal died.
56th largest country in the world by area, with 172,700 square miles.
41st largest country in the world by population, with 30,183,400 people.
GDP is $51.979 billion and GDP per capita is $1,780.
Runs through central India and separates northern India and southern India.
Has older, rounded mountains and hills.
Hindu legend says this range was so high that the sunlight was obstructed by it until a man and his family crossed it and moved to southern India. According to the legend, it has never grown taller since then.
Western Ghats
Located along the west coast of India.
Home to over 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species.
Also home to Jog Falls, the second tallest waterfall in India.
X Factor India
An Indian television show based off of The X Factor.
Created by Simon Cowell.
Judges are Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Asha Bhosle.
Hosted by Aditya Narayan.
Valmiki composing
a different text.
A painting of the teachings of Vasistha, the first manasputra of Brahman, to Rama.
A Hindu spiritual text, read and listened to by many Hindus.
It is about 32,000 slokas, which are poems in the category of verse line.
It is written by Valmiki, the creator of the sloka.
A manuscript of part of the
Zend Avesta, the Zoroastrian scripture.
The Zoroastrian symbol.
Is a religion which began in ancient Persia, modern-day Iran, but is more common in India.
Was founded in about the 6th century B.C. in ancient Persia by Zarathustra (Zoroaster).
Believe that, when you die, you go to heaven (with Ahura Mazda, the Zoroastrian god), hell (with Aura Mainyu, the Zoroastrian promoter of evil), or a stage of afterlife in between heaven and hell, based on how many good and evil deeds you did while on Earth.
1. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/high/files/SouthEastAsia.ppt
Topic: No topic, download powerpoint; title: South, Southeast, and East Asia
Date accessed: 12/3/2013
2. http://www.umsl.edu/~naumannj/Geography%20PowerPoint%20Slides/gg1002/Ch10%20central%20asia%20for%20cd.ppt
Topic: No topic, download powerpoint; title: Central Asia
Date accessed: 12/3/2013
3. http://www.yogavasistha.com/
Topic: Yoga Vasistha; title: The Yoga Vasistha
Date accessed: 12/4/2013 and 12/14/2013
4. http://www.religionfacts.com/zoroastrianism/index.htm
Topic: Zoroastrianism; title: Zoroastrianism
Date accessed: 12/4/2013 and 12/14/2013
5. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-30/tv/29944510_1_sonu-nigam-grand-finale-three-finalists
Topic: X-Factor India; title: Geet Saga wins X Factor India
Date accessed: 12/4/2013 and 12/14/2013
for watching this!
--Jerrica Hanson
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