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Chapter 6: South Asia Most densely populated realm Patchwork of religions, languages, traditions, and cultural landscapes Potential for devolution Pakistan – Muslim state India – Hindu Physiographic Regions of South Asia North – Himalaya mountains East – mountain ranges and dense forest West – rugged highlands and expansive deserts Northern Mountains o World’s highest mountain ranges Everest (world’s tallest peak) is in Nepal o West (Afghanistan) – dry and barren o Kashmir – green and tree studded o Nepal – forested The Annual Wet Monsoon Wet Monsoon  – seasonal reversal of wind and moisture flows that occurs in the  hot summer months, which produce onshore winds that bring large amounts of  rainfall o The rain is essential for agriculture in India o Begins at the south-west coast, other airflows come from the Bay of 
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course GEOG 101 taught by Professor Heath during the Spring '10 term at Northampton Community College.

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