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Bengal

Forest

Iron ore

Woodland

Coal

Grassland

Natural gas

Mixed-use, including crops

Oil

Cropland

Fish

Intensive cropland

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10°N

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LDIV

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Desert, barren land
Ice, cold desert, tundra

SRI LANKA

INDIAN

OCEAN

80°E

grain Production and PoPulation
(1950-2008)
NGWG_SE_U09_C17_S1.4_M008
Food Grain
HB38 1.4.1A Resources and Land Use
Production
Third Proof
(millions of
metric tons)
12/08/10

r

20°N

70°E

Copper

ance
Tropic of C

Wheat
Production
(millions of
metric tons)

Population
(millions)

1950

50.8

6.4

361

1960

82.0

10.3

439

1970

108.4

20.0

548

1980

129.6

31.8

683

1990

176.4

49.8

846

2000

201.6

76.3

1,000

2008

227.8

78.0

1,148

90°E

100°E

ongoing assessment

M ap L ab

GeoJournal
GeoJournal

1. location What types of land use are most
common around the main rivers in South Asia?
2. compare Look at the physical map in Section
1.1 and compare it with the land use map on
this page. Why do you think there are fewer
natural resources in the northeast?
3. interpret charts How much wheat
per person did India produce in 1950?
In 2008? What happened to the amount
of wheat grown?
4. Human-environment interaction How do
physical features, climate, and land use in South
Asia affect humans in the region?

Sources: CIA Factbook; Indian National Science Academy

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