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  • 1.6 billion peopleOne of the most densely populated regions on EarthIndia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and NepalIndia makes up a majority of the land in South Asia Subcontinent: Large landmass that is smaller than a continent

  • Himalaya Mountains: 1,500-mile-long range of mountains; Highest on earthCreate a massive wall that separates the Indian subcontinent from the interior of AsiaHindu Kush Mountains: In Afghanistan and PakistanEastern and Western Ghats: Low-lying mountain ranges around the Deccan Plateau in India

    A view of the Himalayas from Kathmandu, India. Himalaya is a Sanskrit word that literally means "abode of snow."

  • Indo-Gangetic Plain: Massive plains that extend across the north and west from Pakistan to eastern India and BangladeshRivers flow through these Thar Desert is located in it (Northwest India)

  • Deccan Plateau: Located south of the great plains of South AsiaMillions of farmsHigh, flat land are rivers

  • RiversOn the Indo-Gangetic PlainIndus River: Principal river of PakistanBrahmaputra River: Begins in the Himalayas in Tibet and joins the Ganges River at the massive Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta in BangladeshGanges River: Begins in Himalayas; joins the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh; empties into Bay of BengalMost holy river for Hindus

  • Tropical in the south and temperate in the northRainfall varies by region (some areas have tropical rainforests)Often inconsistent and violent4 seasonsCool, dry (Dec.-Feb.)Hot, dry (March-May)Wet (June-Sept.monsoon)Drier monsoon (Oct.-Nov.)

  • Monsoon: Seasonal wind that dominates the climate of South AsiaKey to life for farmers: need the rain that the monsoon winds bringIssues: Sometimes there is too much rain and sometimes there is too littleWet monsoon: Late May or early JuneDry monsoon: OctoberFlooding in Bangladesh from the monsoons

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