7 Geography Chapter 8 Tropical And Subtropical Region

Chapter Notes and Summary
Amazon River Basin lies near equator.
• Amazon basin drains portions of Brazil, parts of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia and a small part of Venezuela.
• Amazon Basin has a hot and wet climate throughout year.
• rainforest region is rich in flora and fauna.
• A variety of birds, monkey, sloth, ant-eater tapirs and various species of reptiles and snakes are found here.
Slash and Burn agriculture is commonly practised in these forests.
• tributaries of rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra together form Ganga-Brahmaputra basin in Indian subcontinent.
plains of Ganga and Brahmaputra, mountains and foothills of Himalayas and sundarbans delta are main features of basin.
Tropical deciduous trees grow in Ganga and Brahmaputra plain.
Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers together form largest delta in world.
• This basin is rich in wildlife. A variety of fish is found here.
• Several cities such as Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata are there in Ganga-
Brahmaputra plain.
• Tourism is also an important activity of basin.

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