Land and people of Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and

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					Land and people of Nepal,
 Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and
       Maldives
  Name: Jameka Davenport
         Period: 5
                 Nepal
• 80% of land is mountains
• Has 8 of 10 highest peaks in the world
• Resources: forests
• Land use: subsistence farming, little or
  no activity
• 25.2 million people
• 85% live in rural villages
                  Bhutan
•   Himalaya are major land form
•   900,000 people
•   90% subsistence farmers
•   Resource: hydroelectric power
•   Land use: subsistence farming, little or
    no activity
              Sri Lanka
• Pear-shaped island 20 miles off
  southwest coast of India
• 19.3 million people
• 74% Sinhalese, mostly Buddhist
• 18% Tamil, mostly Hindu
• Resources: fish, forests, pearls
• Land use: commercial farms grow tea,
  coconuts, rubber, subsistence farming
                Maldives
•   1,200 coral island atolls
•   370 miles south of India
•   300,000 people
•   Ancestors came from India and Ceylon
•   Mostly Muslim
•   Resource: Fish
•   Major economic activity: tourism
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