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  • 1. Geographical Influence of India By Tommy Edited By Mohamed
  • 2. Brahmaputra River
    • It begins from the Himalayas
    • The water in river is clear and cold and a great source to drink from
    • It gets slower and deeper as it moves to the valley making it easy to collect water
    • In Summer, monsoon rains add more water to the river
    • It meets another river, the Ganges at last
    • The land where two rivers meet, is good for farming and they farmed in the area
    • It is one of the major rivers of Asia
    • The name of river means ‘son of Brahma” in Sanskrit
    • It is about 1800 miles (2900km)
  • 3. Deccan Plateau
    • Triangular-shaped place between two mountain ranges
    • It has different kinds of lands
    • One of the large plateaus in India
    • It has rocks that were from 600 million years ago
    • It is quite dry and the monsoon rains gives most of the water
    • There are three types of soil : Black, Yellow, Red
    • Black soil contains a lot of iron and it is good for growing cotton
    • The yellow and red soils are lack of some minerals
    • Some farmers have hard time growing plants in the yellow and red soils so it isn’t an ideal spot for farming
  • 4. Ganges River
    • One of the major rivers of the Indian Subcontinent
    • It is 1560 miles (2510km)
    • It is decided as India’s National River
    • It starts from Himalayas
    • It contains some of the most fertile farmland in the world
    • It can flood and kill the crops when it is rainy season
    • It has a good water supply because of melting ice
    • The river receives about 25~60 inches of rain a year
  • 5. Himalaya Mountains
    • It is located on the northern border of India
    • They are the highest mountain range in the world
    • It is about 5 and a half miles tall
    • The name of mountains mean “home of snows”
    • The peaks are always covered with ice and snow
    • Mountain Everest and K-2 are part of Himalaya mountains
    • It gets slightly taller every year
    • It causes earthquakes and landslides common in the area
    • Some of the major rivers in the world starts in the Himalayas
  • 6. Indus River
    • This river also begins from the Himalaya mountains
    • The water is provided from the melting snow and ice
    • Many types of fish live in the river and are good to eat
    • People catch fish and shrimps to sell and eat
    • It has one of the best farmland in the world
    • The river is often compared to the Nile river because both of them are important source of water
    • It is about 1976miles (3180km)
    • The land beside the river is fertile
    • The name of the river means “lion river”
  • 7. Thar Desert
    • The Thar Desert is located in northern India
    • It is mostly made of sand and stone
    • The heat is sometimes unbearable
    • There are barely plants growing in the area
    • Rain is rare in the desert
    • Dusty storms and sand storms occur often
    • Water is unique and precious in Thar desert
    • There are a lot of animals and birds witch made good game
    • There are about 45 types of lizards and snakes
  • 8. Kush Mountains
    • They acted as a barrier between India and Afghanistan
    • Some of the peaks are 5 miles high
    • Most of them are unlivable
    • There is a Khyber pass and it is 28 miles long
    • It connects central Asia to India
    • Traders used this pass for thousands of years but unfortunately their enemies did so to invade the Indus valley
    • Also it is one of the highest mountain range in the world
    • Steep slopes and peaks are always covered with snow and ice
  • 9. Sources
    • &quot;Brahmaputra River.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmaputra_River>.
    • &quot;Brahmaputra River.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010. <http://www.indianetzone.com/4/brahmaputra_river.html>.
    • &quot;Deccan Plateau.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010.
    • &quot;Ganges.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganges>.
    • &quot;Himalayas.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas>.
    • &quot;Himalayan Mountain.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010. <http://www.visit-himalaya.com/himalayas/himalayan-mountains.html>.
    • &quot;Indus-River.&quot; n. pag. Web. 20 May 2010. <http://www.travel-himalayas.com/rivers-himalayas/indus-river.html>.
  • 10. Sources Continued
    • http://www.searchpictures.net/nature_scenes/winter_scenes/khumbu_valley,_himalaya_mountains,_nepal_-_800x600.jpg
    • http://www.pakembassy.cz/PakistanImages/IndusRiver.jpg
    • http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/data/504/4thar_desert.jpg
    • http://cannazine.co.uk/images/stories/afghanistan-images/hindu-kush-mountains.jpg
    • http://www.easternhimalayan.com/images/brahmaputra_river_assam.jpg
    • http://www.cyclingscholar.com/decca1.jpg
    • http://craigsindianblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ganges-river.jpg
  • 11. Sources Continued
    • http://www.easternhimalayan.com/images/brahmaputra_river_assam.jpg
    • http://www.cyclingscholar.com/decca1.jpg
    • http://craigsindianblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ganges-river.jpg
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