India

Created By: Breanna Cannon, Gracelyn Becka and Hunter Arnold

Facts about India

Physical Features- By: Breanna Cannon


Ganges River

The Ganges River runs 1,560 miles, beginning in the Himalayas and flowing into the Bay of Bengal. The river flows through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Upon merging with the Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers, it forms a river delta that is 200 miles across. Hindus attribute holy significance to the river's water, going to designated bathing places along the river's course, known as tirthas. It is also a common tradition to cast the ashes of the deceased into the river.



Thar Desert

In western India, the Thar Desert is the seventh-largest desert in the world, covering about 92,200 square miles. With extremely severe temperatures, the Thar is one of the most inhospitable parts of the country. Winter temperatures are regularly around freezing, and summer temperatures can surge to more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual rainfall is condensed into a few months of monsoons in late summer. The Thar Desert spans the Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab and extends into Pakistan to the west. Given the extreme climate, the Thar has plentiful fauna and flora, with around 141 known species of native birds.



Andaman Islands

The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, just south of Burma. Altogether, the archipelago numbers about 300 islands, most of which comprise a territory of India. The islands are mountainous with dense rain forests. The islands also feature two volcanoes, the Narcondam and the Barren Island volcano. The Barren Island is the only historically active volcano in India.

Facts of India

Economy- By: Breanna Cannon

Economic System: Indian Rupee


Literacy Rate: 74.04%


GDP Per Capita: 1,498.87


Population: 1.252 billion


Imports: Clothing, Meat and Cocoa


Exports: Oil, Gems and Precious Metal

CULTURE- By: Gracelyn Becka

Holidays:

1. Sunday August 7, Friendship Day

2. Sunday December 25, First Day of Hanukkah


Traditions:

1. Theatre

2. Atari

3. Respect for Women


Food:

1. Biryani

2. Baingan Bharta

3. Chevdo

4. Chapathi

5. Bisi Bele Bath


Language:

Hindi and 14 other official languages including English


Religions:

1. Hinduism

2. Buddhism

3. Jainism

4. Sikhism


Schools:

1. Delhi Public School

2. Mount Assisi School

3. St. Joseph's School


Sports:

1. Volleyball

2. Field Hockey

3. Cricket

Government- By: Hunter Arnold

Type:

Federal Republic


Role of Citizens:

Freedom of citizens

Climate-By: Hunter Aronld

Weather:

61 degrees today


Tropical country

A place we would want to go in India

A place I would like to visit- By: Gracelyn Becka

I would like to visit the Taj Mahal in India because it is a beautiful place and it just looks like a fun place to go.You should go there because it might not be there much longer. It is very old so you should go there and if you don't you won't know what you are missing out on.

A place I would like to visit- By: Breanna Cannon

I would like to visit meghlayam . I would like to visit there because they have a lot of weird food with maggots in in them and they have really beautiful clothes. If you like lone dresses and weird things you would want to go there.

A place I would like to visit- By: Hunter Arnold

Goa because there is a lot of beaches there and he likes to swim. You should go there because it is a good place to go when you want to go on vacation.