India, country that occupies the greater part of south asiait is a constitutional republic consisting of 29 states, each with a substantial degree of control over its own affairs 6 less fully empowered union territories and the delhi national capital territory, which includes new delhi, india's capital. In this south asia climate and vegetation reading guide, students use a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading to illustrate their understanding of south asia's climate and vegetation. South asian studies can be taken only as a second major the major is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of the history, culture, and languages of south asia, as well as the region's current social, political, and economic conditions. Pakistan is bordered by india on the east, the arabian sea on the south, iran on the southwest, and afghanistan on the west and north in the northeast is the disputed territory (with india) of kashmir , of which the part occupied by pakistan borders also on china.
James rubenstein, the cultural landscape: an introduction to cultural geography, 10th edition, prenhall, 2011 for one of your three reports/projects, you will review a book on a geographical subject a list of approved books will be handed out in class. The continent of asia is the world's largest and most populous continent with over 4 billion people calling asia home asia also contains the world's most populous country, china, and the world's largest country, russia. Chapter 25 human geography of south asia a region of contrasts objective: compare features of human geography in the seven countries of south asia.
The diversity of culture, language, and terrain throughout south asia coupled with its numerous weak states reminds one of the multi-lingual austro-hungarian empire that was always a step away. Sculptures from south india, 8th-9th centuries (the asia society) south and southeast asian art (l a county museum of art) stone sculpture from hindu temples (the asia society. In general terms, asia is bounded on the east by the pacific ocean, on the south by the indian ocean, and on the north by the arctic ocean the border of asia with europe is a historical and cultural construct, as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. The 8 nations of india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, nepal, afghanistan, bhutan, and maldives are part of the region of south asia a map showing the countries of south asia in south asia, india is the largest and the most populous country with a population of 1276 billion people urban areas. - introduction the predominant popularity of sex tourism in south east asia led to many foreign tourist attractions to their countries south east asia, notably thailand, indonesia, laos, and cambodia all have notorious red light districts promoted in guidebooks as a tourist attraction.
That has shaped contemporary south asia, southeastern asia, and eastern asia a describe the location of major physical features and their impact on the regions of. Each of the three most populous countries in south asia - india, bangladesh and pakistan - has nearly 140 million muslims, next only to indonesia as the largest muslim countries in the world. This video was uploaded for study purpose only. Bangladesh is often associated with flooding, cyclones, and famine, and the low-lying country is among the most vulnerable to the threat of rising sea levels due to global warming however, this densely populated nation on the ganges/brahmaputra/meghna delta is an innovator in the development and is.
The physical geography the landmass of south asia was formed by the indian plate colliding with the eurasian plate this action started about seventy million years ago and gave rise to the highest mountain ranges in the world. The purpose of this lecture is to introduce students to the main geographical features of southeast asia the list below presents 1990 census information and a few characteristics of each country. The british raj, the time when south asia fell under direct control by the uk government, lasted until 1947 muslims in the north of british india , represented by the muslim league and its leader, muhammad ali jinnah , objected to joining the independent nation of india after world war ii. South asia, otherwise known as the indian subcontinent, is the area usually considered to include india, pakistan, nepal, bhutan, bangladesh, sri lanka, and the maldives these countries combined. An introduction to the geography and culture of bangladesh in south asia pages 4 words bangladesh, culture of bangladesh, geography of bangladesh, asia youngest.
In rural areas of pakistan and bangladesh, people have relatively few modern communications devices because the countries' rural areas are too remote to receive satellite transmissions many people in south asia are moving cities to. Location and geography bangladesh straddles the bay of bengal in south asia to the west and north it is bounded by india to the southeast, it borders myanmar. South asia is the second most violent place on earth after iraq while conflicts in afghanistan and pakistan have attracted global attention, parts of india, sri lanka, and nepal have also experienced long-running conflict.
Southeast asia consists of eleven countries that reach from eastern india to china, and is generally divided into mainland and island zones the mainland (burma, thailand, laos, cambodia, and vietnam) is actually an extension of the asian continent muslims can be found in all mainland. The yangtze is the longest river in asia and the third longest in the world (behind the amazon of south america and the nile of africa) reaching 6,300 kilometers (3,915 miles) in length, the yangtze moves east from the glaciers of the tibetan plateau to the river's mouth on the east china sea. Southwest asia is a major region in the world in this lesson, we're going to talk about the physical and human geography of the region and see what defines southwest asia.