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South Asia Physical Geography
Transcript of South Asia Physical Geography
of South Asia
A large landmass that
is smaller than a
continent + larger than
a single country
Hindu Kush Mountains
Brahmaputra + Ganges
flow towards Bay of Bengal
Deposition = Delta
Is a delta a push or pull factor? Why?
How do the Himalayas affect
the climate of South Asia?
Where else have we seen this?
large + fertile
[900 million ppl]
Three Great Rivers
One of the world's longest rivers, flow 2X that of Nile
Key water resource for the economy of Pakistan
"Bread basket of Punjab Province"
Important for irrigation
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?
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