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An Elementary Geography of India, Burma, and Ceylon (Paperback) Loot Price: R466
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An Elementary Geography of India, Burma, and Ceylon (Paperback): Henry Francis Blanford

An Elementary Geography of India, Burma, and Ceylon (Paperback)

Henry Francis Blanford

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Productions.?Among minerals, antimony, copper, lead, sulphur, and petroleum are known to occur, and the last is being worked by the British Government with a view to obtaining fuel for the railway. The scarcity of water much restricts agriculture, but where this is obtainable the usual Indian crops are raised; also apricots, peaches, grapes, almonds, pistachio-nuts, apples, pears, plums, and several other fruits. Camels are extensively bred by the Baltichis, and serve as the ordinary means of transport. There are no manufactures of any importance. Railways.?The frontier post of Chaman communicates with the Indus valley system by two lines of railway which branch off between Pishin and Quetta and meet again at Sibi, not far from the entrance of the Bolan Pass. One of these, on the broad gauge, runs through the Chapar rift to Harnai, and descends to the plain through the Nari Pass. The other, on the narrow gauge, passes through Quetta and descends by the Bolan Pass. From Sibi to Jacobabad in Sind a single line on the broad gauge crosses the Each Gandava desert. Kashmir Area, 68,000 square miles. Population, 1,500,000 Name and Government.?Kashmir (Cashmeer) is so called from a legendary being who is supposed to have drained the valley. Strictly the name applies only to the far- famed Vale of Kashmir, but it is now used to designate the whole of the state ruled by the present Rajah. This ruler is of Rajput family, descended from Golab Singh, an officer of Runjit Singh's, to whom it was transferred on the annexation of the Punjab. A British officer, the Resident, represents the Government of India at his capital. General Features.?Kashmir consists almost wholly of lofty table-lands, mountains, and valleys, including some of the highest ranges of the Himalaya, and the beaut...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Francis Blanford
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-77505-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-77505-5
Barcode: 9780217775052

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