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South Asia Physical Geography

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on 26 April 2016

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Transcript of South Asia Physical Geography

The Geography
of South Asia

Himalayas
Subcontinent
A large landmass that
is smaller than a
continent + larger than
a single country
Plate Tectonics
Convergent Plates
Hindu Kush Mountains
Indian
Highlands
Deccan Plateau
Eastern
Ghats
Western
Ghats
Afghanistan
Pakistan
India
Nepal
Bangladesh
Brahmaputra + Ganges
flow towards Bay of Bengal
Deposition = Delta
Is a delta a push or pull factor? Why?
Delta
Terrace Farming
Gangetic Plain
How do the Himalayas affect
the climate of South Asia?
Passes of
Great Military
Significance
Where else have we seen this?
Name that
secondary
landform.
Alluvial Plain:
large + fertile
[900 million ppl]
Three Great Rivers
One of the world's longest rivers, flow 2X that of Nile
Cultural Hearth
Key water resource for the economy of Pakistan
Indus River
"Bread basket of Punjab Province"
Brahmaputra River
Important for irrigation
+ transportation
Ganges River
Himalayas to Bay of Bengal
Lifeline for millions who depend on it for daily needs
Sacred to Hindus
Concerns: Water levels + pollution
Ganges River in Peril
What are the key physical features of South Asia?
How does physical geography impact the people living in this region?
Most Sacred
Oldest + Most stable area of land in India
Lava plateau that formed over millions of years
Separates the narrow coastal plain from the rest of India
Eroded + divided by four major rivers of South India
Indus River
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