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India

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Joe Smith

on 9 January 2013

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Transcript of India

By Zach Marshall
and Sneh Patel India Five Themes of Geography
-location
-place
-region
-movement
-human environment
interaction Location The capital of India is New Delhi. Absolute Location The absolute location of a place is its exact position on the globe.
(latitude, longitude) Relative Location The relative location of a place is its
location compared to other landmarks. Place -Physical Characteristics
-Human Characteristics Physical Characteristics Physical Characteristics are landforms,
bodies of water, ecosystems, climates etc.
of a place. Human Characteristics Human Characteristics are characteristics of people in a certain area and the way they function India The absolute location of India is
(28.36 N, 77.12 E) Relative Location of India
-South of China
-East of The Middle East -Absolute Location
-Relative Location A place is the human and physical characteristics of an area. Landforms in India
-Himalayan Mountains
-Ganga Plain
-White Salt Desert Of Kutch Bodies of Water in India
-Ganga River
-Bay of Bengal
-Indian Ocean A location is a particular position. Human Characteristics of India
Language- Hindi
Government- Parliamentary Democracy
Currency- 54.25 to $1 (Indian rupee)
Leader- Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, President Pranab Mukherjee Human Environment
Interaction Movement Region India Poem Human-Environment Interaction is how people impact the environment and how the environment impacts the people. People Impact the environment -River pollution
-Too much use of crop land Environment Impacts the people -Floods and monsoon season makes the land fertile
-Warm climate makes central heating unnecessary The movement people goods and ideas

-Most people use buses and taxes
-Freedom of speech and press so ideas move freely Imports Machinery, gold, and gems Exports Peanuts, tobacco, rice, and grain An area in which certain characteristics are found throughout. Gujarat -Economy is booming -People are mainly Hindu Hindi Belt -Hindi is spoken
-Heavily populated
-Fertile land India
Mountains,plains, deserts, plateau
Feels hot dry and sometimes wet
Neighbor to Pakistan and Nepal
Whose capital is New Delhi
Home of Sachin Tendulkar
Makes cars and rubber
Grows rice, peanuts and cotton
Whose cities include Calcutta and Mumbai
Famous for the Taj Mahal
Found in Asia Sachin Tendulkar -Elite Cricketer
-Started international competition at age 16
-Highest scoring batsmen of the 90's
-Most runs in World Cup Tournament (523)
-In 2008, he became the highest scoring cricketer of all time Mahatma Gandhi -Went to England to study law
-In South Africa he got involved in civil rights movements
-During the Indian Revolution he campaigned for civil rights and peace
-Some credit him as the reason of India's independence from british rule in 1947 Famous People Famous Landmarks -Taj Mahal
-Golden Temple -Mahatma Gandhi
-Sachin Tendulkar Taj Mahal -white marble mausoleum
-Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
-built by mugal emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal Golden Temple top levels made of pure gold
Symbolizes equality and brotherhood
Sikh temple Head Sikh resides there
Construction time 1577-1588 Interesting Facts of India -The Kumbh Mela is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite
-Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating
-It is illegal to take Indian rupees out of India
-India leads the world with the most murders (32,719)
-More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line
-Cows can be found freely wandering the streets of India’s cities. They are considered sacred. Courage Peace and Honesty Prosperity Wheel of Justice
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