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Afghanistan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Afghanistan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Kabul Location: Afghanistan is a landlocked country in south-central Asia, with borders with the USSR to the north, China, Pakistan to the east and Iran to the west. Area: 647,497 sq km National composition: The population is mixed; Indo-European Pathans make up about 50 percent and Tadzhiks about 30 percent of the population. Other groups …

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India: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

India – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Federal republic Capital: Delhi Location: On the Indian subcontinent, between the Himalayas in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south. India has borders with Pakistan in the West, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the north, and Bangladesh and Burma in the east. India also includes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, …

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Pakistan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Pakistan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Federal Republic Capital: Islamabad Location: Part of the Indian subcontinent; Pakistan has borders with Afghanistan, China, Iran and India, with the Indian Ocean in the south Area: 803,943 sq km National composition: Punjabis (majority), Pathans, Sindhis, Baluchis and others Religion: Islam Official languages: Urdu, English Currency: Pakistani rupee = 100 paisa Administrative divisions: 4 provinces, the capital …

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Sri Lanka: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Sri Lanka – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Colombo Location: An island nation off the south-east coast of India Area: 65,610 sq km National composition: Sinhalese, Ceylon Tamils, Ceylon Moors, Indian Tamils and others Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity Official language: Sinhala Currency: Sri Lankan rupee = 100 cents Administrative divisions: Other major cities: Dehiwela-Mt Lavinia, Moratuwa, Jaffna Highest elevation: Pidurutalagala Climate: Tropical, …

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Maldives: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Maldives – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Male Location: An island nation formed by some 2,000 coral islands in the north-eastern Indian ocean. Only about 220 islands are inhabited Area: 298 sq km National composition: Maldivians Religion: Islam Official language: Divehi (Maldive) Currency: Maldive rupee (ruiyaa) = 100 laaris Administrative divisions: 19 districts Climate: Tropical, monsoon type The economy of the Maldives …

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Bhutan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Bhutan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Thimphu. In winter, the royal court moves to Punakha, which has a milder climate than Thimphu Location: Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas. It is sandwiched between India to the south and China to north Area: 47,000 sq km National composition: The Bhutias, who live in the eastern part of the country, migrated to Bhutan …

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Bangladesh: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Bangladesh – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Dhaka Location: On the Bay of Bengal; Bangladesh is bordered mainly by India, with Burma in the extreme south-east Area: 143,998 sq km National composition: Bengali (98%), Bihari and Tribes of the Tibeto – Burman language group Religions: Islam (80%), Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity Official languages: Bengali, English Currency: Taka = 100 poisha Administrative divisions: 4 …

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Burma: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Burma – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Rangoon Location: On the Bay of Bengal, Burma has borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand Area: 676,552 sq km National composition: Mostly Tibeto-Burmese, many hill tribes Religions: Mainly Buddhism; Islam, Christianity Official language: Burmese Currency: Kyat = 100 pyas Administrative divisions: Myanmar is divided into twenty-one administrative subdivisions Other major cities: Mandalay, Bassin, …

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Thailand: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Thailand – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Bangkok Location: Thailand lies on the Gulf of Thailand; it has borders with Burma, Laos, Kampuchea and Malaysia Area: 514,000 sq km National composition: Thais form the majority; there are sizeable Chinese and Lao minorities, and smaller groups of Burmans, Karen, Shan, Khmer, Vietnamese, Malays, Indians and others Religions: Buddhism, Islam Official language: Thai Currency: …

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Laos: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Laos – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Vientiane Location: Landlocked nation in south-eastern Asia, enclosed by China, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Thailand and Burma Area: 236,800 sq km National composition: Mostly Lao, with many small minority groups Religion: Buddhism Official language: Lao Currency: Kip = 100 ats Administrative divisions: 17 provinces and one prefecture Other major cities: Savannakhet, Pakse, Luang Prabang Highest elevation: Phu …

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