Geography and Natural Recourses of india

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Geography and Natural Recourses of india

  1. 1. Geography and Natural Resources of India<br />By: Russell McCarthy and Nate Chen<br />
  2. 2. Geography<br />India has the second largest population on earth with just over 15% of the worlds population, located on 1.2 million square miles<br />The Himalayan Mountains separate India from much of the rest of Asia and China<br />India is basically a peninsula, with the Arabian Sea on the west, the Bay of Bengal on the east, and the Indian Ocean to the south<br />Rivers flow through India making the land fertile for robust crop growth<br />Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, Varanasi and Haridear are considered by all Hindus to be the holiest cities in Hinduism <br />Many Hindus believe that the water from the Ganges river can cleanse a person's soul of all past sins, and that it can also cure the ill, and is the most important river in India<br />
  3. 3. More Geography<br />Great civilizations flourished along the rivers, mountains, plains, and deserts in ancient India<br />
  4. 4. Agriculture<br />Agriculture is India’s largest industry, involving 2/3 of the population<br />Major crops are rice, cotton, spices, sugar kane, tea, and many others<br />India accounts for 10% of the worlds fruit population<br />India more produces mangos, papayas, and bananas than any other country <br />Spices are commonly used in India, curry being one of the most popular, blending several spices into a mix that creates the famous intense flavor<br />
  5. 5. Mining<br />Mining in India is an important economic activity which contributes significantly to the economy of India <br />Mining in India is an important economic activity which contributes significantly to the economy of India<br />The main mining products of India are iron ore, bauxite, copper ore, limestone, and petroleum<br />Iron ore is found all over India<br />Flint was known and exploited by the inhabitants <br />of the Indus Valley Civilization by the 3rdmillennium BCE<br />
  6. 6. Climate<br />There were and still are four seasons in India Spring (February-March) Summer (March-mid June) Monsoon (mid June-mid October) Winter (mid October-January)<br />People of ancient India lived in extreme conditions<br />April and May are the hottest months of the year <br />Temperatures rising to 50 C in some parts of the country.<br />Summer monsoons are when most of the rain comes in<br />If monsoon season comes late then the agriculture fails<br />
  7. 7. Climate continued<br />The rainfall in India is unpredictable, there can be long droughts and intense floods<br />In winter months the temperature can get as low as -5 C<br />
  8. 8. Indian currency<br />The money that Indians use in India are rupees <br />The first “rupee” was made by Sher Shah Suri, it was a coin<br />The word rupee came from the sanskrit word raupya which means silver and the first rupees were made from silver<br />The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank Of India<br />
  9. 9. Pictures of rupees<br />
  10. 10. Bibliography<br />http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/geography/home_set.html<br />http://www.cs.iupui.edu/~umurthy/India/resourse.html<br />
  11. 11. Thank you for watching!<br />

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