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South Asia Bing Sheng Wu Department of Geography Geography of the Global Village
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Setting the Boundaries 2nd most populous region in the world Distinct landmass separated from the rest of the Eurasian continent: Subcontinent India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives Regional unity: Shared history
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Environmental Geography The Ganges in Varanasi (Benares), India Ralph 2W., photographer
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Physical Subregions Northern Mountains Indus–Ganges– Brahmaputra Lowlands Peninsular India Southern Islands
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Climate
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South Asian Monsoon Dry and wet monsoons Seasonal wind changes Pressure differences Summer Winter
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Summer Monsoon Rain in Mumbai, India Some areas receive as much as 70 inches of rain in three months
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Village flooded by the annual Summer Monsoon, Bangladesh Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer
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Population and Settlement River crossing in Bangladesh Herbert Rulph, photographer
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Population and Settlement
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Demographic Indicators
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Demographic Issues Rapid population growth Family planning Approaches to and acceptance of the process differ across the region
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Migration in South Asia Rural-to-urban migration Predominantly rural Zones of out- migration
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