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Use a map key to locate the countries and major cities in Central and South Asia.

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The countries and capitals of Central Asia*:

Kazakhstan (Astana)
Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)
Tajikistan (Dushanbe)
Turkmenistan (Ashkhabad)
Uzbekistan (Tashkent)

The countries and capitals of South Asia*:
Afghanistan (Kabul)
Bangladesh (Dacca)
Bhutan (Thimphu)
India (New Delhi)
Iran (Tehran)
Maldives (Malé)
Nepal (Katmandu)
Pakistan (Karachi)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

*According to the United Nations. As stated below, the definitions can change from source to source.



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This map to the left is how the UN defines the regions of Asia.
Blue: North Asia
Pink: Central Asia
Green: Southwest Asia
Red: Southeast Asia
Yellow: East Asia
Orange: Southeast Asia

Central Asia

Central Asia is a region of Asia from the Caspian Sea in the west to central China in the east, and from southern Russia in the north to northern India in the south.
  • Though various definitions of its exact composition exist, no one definition is universally accepted.
  • Despite this uncertainty in defining borders, it does have some important overall characteristics.

For more on the Silk Road, see



This region is also sometimes known as Middle Asia or Inner Asia, and is within the scope of the wider Eurasian continent.

Central Asia is largely coextensive with Turkestan.

Major Cities:

City Country Population

Tashkent
Uzbekistan
2150000
Kabul
Afghanistan
2142300
Yerevan
Armenia
1258000
Baku
Azerbaijan
1228500
Almaty
Kazakhstan
1066300

South Asia

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South Asia

Also known as Southern Asia, is a southernregion of the Asiancontinent, comprising the sub-Himalayan countries and the regions on their west and, for some authorities (see below), on the east as well. It is surrounded (clockwise, from west to east) by Western Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, and Southeastern Asia.


Major Cities in South Asia

City Country Population

Jakarta
Indonesia
10810400
Bangkok
Thailand
6513100
Singapore
Singapore
4154500
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
3378500
Bandung
Indonesia
2884300



The building of People's Committee and a statue of Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi MInh City, Vietnam
The building of People's Committee and a statue of Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi MInh City, Vietnam



Multimedia.pngAncient India from the British Museum.

For more on Indian History to 1800, see World History WHI.21


lessonplan.jpgClick here for lesson plans on Central Asia designed for 6th graders.


Sources:
http://www.indiana.edu/~afghan/maps/central_asia_map.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Asia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Asia
http://www.mongabay.com/igapo/Southeast_Asia.htm
http://www.askasia.org/images/teachers/display/23.jpg