large landmass that is part of a continent but still distinct from it, such as India
worlds highest peak at 29,035 feet
mountain range that stretches 1000 miles across the northern part of the subcontinent
Karakorum and Hindu Kush Mountains
divides the subcontinent from the rest of Asia
narrow crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan
1/10 of the worlds people live here
divides India into northern and southern regions
lies in the middle of India and is bordered to the east and west by the Ghats mountains and to the north by the Vindhya mountains
island to the south of India
chain of coral atolls and volcanic outcroppings that spread out over 35000 square miles of ocean
flows through Pakistan and was the cradle of ancient India
major inland waterway
Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal
What 3 bodies of water does the subcontinent India border?
Tropical and Subtropical
The largest climate zones in South Asia; contain forests of ebony, bamboo, and mangrove trees.
The climate found in the Himalaya and Karakorum Mountains as well as the Vindhya Range.
Great Indian Desert (Thar)
A desert of South Asia found along the lower Indus River.
A season of dry winds from the North.
A season in which warm temperatures cause air to rise and trigger a shift in wind direction.
A season in which ocean winds blow from the south and bring rain.
Seasonal winds of South Asia
A storm with high winds and heavy rains.
This river is the heartline of northern India, Hindus consider its waters to be holy.
An area of fertile soil deposited by river flood waters.
India depends heavily on these to fuel its growing industries, includes hydroelectricity, and wood and coal burning.
A layered rock used in electrical equipment; a major export for India.
A rare wood that grows in India and resists rot and ware well; a major export for India.