World Geo, Week 8
World Geo, Week 8 GEOG 17063-001
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Notes 3-7-16 GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Thomas W. Schmidler (Focuses on weather and tornadoes) **visited India and Bangladesh and showed pictures from his trip. INDIA -1000s of years of culture --1700’s British Colony for about 200 years -- 1947 “Hindu India” was officially established as well as East and West Pakistan (East was very poor and West was all Muslim) --1971 India became completely independent -Taj Mahal; -- Built in 1600’s and it took 30 years/20,000 builders --Burial place for one of the wives of the Sultan at that time. --The 4 posts surrounding the building were built on a slight tilt outwards in the case of an earthquake that way the towers would fall outwards instead of onto the Taj Mahal. -Population is 1.2 billion people -most of them don’t have cars -trucks are very rare -nothing is wasted people collect materials to recycle/reuse/repurpose -1/4 of the population lives under the poverty level ($1.25/per day) -Rickshaws are very popular and common (motorized and manual three wheeled vehicle) Ganges River -Northern India -Holy to Hindus -When Hindus die, they desire to be cremated and put into the river -used to wash clothes and bathe in -Lowest caste/job is to rake the ashes into the river -if one leaves their dirty laundry outside their doorstep, someone will take them and wash them in the river and return them to you for a low price. Architecture: -everything is made of brick and laid by hand -limited electricity small/abundant mirror details in the walls to reflect candlelight more light/less candles BANGLADESH - A little bigger than the size of Ohio - 440 million people - Capital: Dhaka (20 Million People) - Muslim - Civil war in 1971 Rivers: -Transportation -struggle to move across the rivers (flooding) Economy: -poorer than India (due to inefficiency in the economy) -rental cars come with driver and can have it all day for about $6 -some people who don’t even have toilets have cell phones -Water and electricity are unreliable crazy overhead power lines Notes 3-9-16 Extra Facts on India: Population: 1 1/3 billion people Capital: New Dehli (the area is called Dehli but the city is New Dehli) Countries to know geographically: Iraq Iran Afghanistan Pakistan Burma Thailand Bangladesh Mumbai: -Slums trash everywhere - used to be “Bombay” Himalayas: -border of northern india -Locaiton of Mount Everest 29,029 ft tall -1500 miles in length and 200 miles Other facts: BC BCE (before common era) ADACE (After common era) 1930’s Commercial amounts of oil found in Saudi Arabia Countries rush to Saudi Arabia to get oil.