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Transcript of INDIA
2. Table of Contents
4. Physical Geography
5. Political Geography
6. Human Geography
11. Data File
13. Current Issues
14. Works Cited
Rolling Plains along the Ganges
White Salt Desert of Kutch
Borders the Indian Ocean in the South
There are many kinds of forests in India, including deciduous, evergreen, rainforests, monsoon, and mangrove forests. There is also desert vegetation in the West.
India is the largest democracy in Asia. It's capital is New Delhi. The population is slightly over 1 billion. It is most well known for the Taj Mahal and Bollywood music and films.
The most populated Indian cities in order are Mumbai, New Delhi (the capital), and Bangalore. India has 27 states.The most populated states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar.
Types of Indian music include folk, pop, classical, and Hindustani. The three main languages are Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, and Tibeto-Burman. The three main religions are Islam, Christianity, and Sikhism. Types of Indian food are Gobhi Aloo, Baati, and Bhatura. The most popular sport in India is cricket. Three out of four people play cricket in India.
India began with the Indus valley civilization. In the fifth century most of India was united under Ashoka. He also converted to Buddhism which spread throughout Asia until Islam arrived. Islam first arrived in India during the eighth century and by the eleventh century was a powerful political force, but in the seventeenth century the European presence came leading the way for regional states. Europeans ruled India until the 1857-58 rebellion in which their forces were crushed and fully drove the british out of India by 1947.
India has a Federal Republic. Their government is similar to America's and England's systems'. Their current Prime Miter is Narendra Modi, and their current President is Pranab Mukherjee. They just had their general election in May 2014.
Population: 1.3 Billion
Capital: New Delhi
Monetary Unit: 1 Rupee=100 Paise
Major Languages: Hindi, English, and 20 other official languages
Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism
Life Expectancy: Men: 64, Women: 68
Birth Rate: 21 per 1,000
Infant Mortality Rate:43 per 1,000
Literacy Rate: 62.8%
GNI Per Capita: $1,420
Taj Mahal - Agra, India
White marble mosoleum built in 1648
Lotus Temple - New Delhi, India
Baha'i'' worship temple built in 1986
Harmandir Sahib - Amritsa
Place of Worship ¨Golden Temple¨ built in
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Currency: Indian Rupee 0.016 of a us dollar
India's GDP is 1,498.87 USD per capita
GDP growth rate is 5% annual change
India's main crops that are grown is rice, wheat, and dried fruits.
Main Imports: India’s major imports are iron & steel and their products, non-ferrous metals, crude minerals, chemicals, PVC, pulp & paper waste and raw wool.
Main Exports: Agricultural products,
textile goods, gems and jewelery, software services and technology, engineering goods, chemicals, leather products
1. Women are treated unfairly
Economic, social, political, educational, and cultural opportunities being taken away from women.
2. 1-4 children under the age of five are stunted because of under-nutrition in India.
There are millions of stunted children in India.
The affects of stunted growth to the body and brain are permanent and irreversible.
3. 55.8% of women and 24.7% of men have anemia in India. Anemia is caused by lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood that is obtained from nutrients. Most people in India get it from eating too much refined or processed foods and do not aquire the nutrients they need.