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SOUTH ASIA PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY North--mountainous Pamir Mts., Karakorum, Hindu Kush, Himalayas (Mt Everest 29035ft) South--relatively flat Indo-Gangetic Plain Indus River, Ganges River, Brahmaputra River Deccan Plateau Central uplifted region of India Central Indian Plateau Ghats (Hills) Thar Desert (Great Indian Desert) NW India and Pakistan CLIMATE Arid-northwestern part Monsoon-Indian subcontinent Summer Monsoon--April to November some places rains every day northern Bangladesh receives >400" Cherrapunji, India (in Khasi Hills) in 1861 Received 1031" TOTAL 900" in 11 month period 366" in July 40" in 24 hour period Winter Monsoon--November to April--dry less than 5" Bangladesh worst hit 1970--300,000 deaths 1991--150,000 deaths AGRICULTURE Staple Crops
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Unformatted text preview: Rice in wetter regions Wheat in drier regions Commercial Crops India Cotton, Tea, Jute (used for making burlap, sacks, mats, ropes) Bangladesh Jute Pakistan Cotton, Corn, Barley, Coffee, Bananas, Peanuts, Olives Sri Lanka Plantation Economy Highlands--Tea Middle Elevations--Rubber Lowlands--Coconuts NATURAL RESOURCES Resource Rich India--Coal & Iron; Oil in Bay of Bombay and West Bengal Manganese, Mica, Bauxite, Gold Pakistan--Natural Gas Bhutan--Silver, Iron INDUSTRY Light Industry India--textiles, chemicals, small machines exports computer chips Nepal--tourism, food processing Pakistan--cotton textiles, wool, silk, rayon Heavy Industry India--steel production in Central & South Asia HUMAN GEOGRAPHY History Population Languages Religion...
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