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Asia notes geography
notes on Asia from 11/28/11
What is South Asia also loosely referred to?
the Indian sub-continent
What is the theory about India in relation to continental drift?
that India was once part of Gondwanaland
it separated and shoved itself into the Asian continent
Which mountains are like a drapery knot?
Where have American soldiers been fighting for years and it very rugged?
The Hindu Kush Mountains
What mountains are the highest mountains in the world?
What is the area called that is made up of all the mountains about India?
the roof of the world?
What mountains are part of the roof of the world?
on average how high is the area that is called the roof of the world?
3 miles high
How many people were killed in the earthquake in South Asia in the 1800's?
What is the main characteristic about the mountainous areas of South Asia?
it is incredibly active
What was the crown jewel of the British empire?
the whole South Asian area including India
What did the British want to do with South Asia?
keep it all together
What were the two former names of Sri Lanka? from oldest onward
What two countries in South Asia don't like each other?
Pakistan and India
What makes this area climatically extremely unusual?
Where is the high pressure area in South Asia?
over the Indian sub-continent
Where is the low pressure area around South Asia?
the Indian Ocean
How does it become 6 months wet and 6 months dry in South Asia?
the winds from India go to the Ocean for half the year
winds from the ocean go to India for the other half of the year
What is the average calorie intake for an Indian man?