Month: October 2020

Regions of Europe

The continent of Europe is divided into following regions: Eastern Europe Western Europe Central Europe Northern Europe (1). Eastern Europe: Eastern Europe includes Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria. These are those nations which remained under Soviet control after the Second World War. these Countries also remained members of Warsaw Pact. (2). Western

Region of Asia

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Cambodia, East Timur, Israel, Iran, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Japan, Kazakhistan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea (N), Korea (S), Kuwait, Laos Lebanon, Myanmar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, Qatar, Saurdi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, UAE, Vietnam and Yemen. Region of Asia: On the

Continental division of World

On regional basis, the world is divided into seven continents viz. Asia,Europe, North America, South America, Australia & Oceania and Antarctica.These continents comprise of the following 195 counties as detailed againsttheir names: Continent of Asia                               = 46 countries Continent of Africa 

Transportation and Trade

Modern means of transportation play key role in the promotion of trade through land, air or ocean. On the land, the ancient camel caravans have been replaced by railway trains, trucks and trolleys. Bulk of the international trade is being carried out by large cargo ships which are sailing in all major seas and oceans.

Relationship between Most developed and least developed Countries.

Presently, the world comprises of three major categories of countries viz. the developed countries, the developing countries and the under-developed countries. Out of these, the developed countries have highly advanced industrial setups and booming economies. These Most Developed Countries (MDCs) include the Group of Eight (G-8) nations such as USA, UK, Canada, Russia, Japan, Germany,

More developed and less developed Countries.

Presently, there are 194 member nations of the United Nations Organisation. These countries cover seven continents of the world. Economically speaking, there is a great disparity among these nations due to their high and low GDP and PCI levels. (1). More Developed Countries (MDCs): According to Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of United Nations,

Weber’s Industrial Location Theory:

This theory is also termed as east cost theory because it says that the location can minimize the cost and increase the profit. Weber was the pioneer of Industrial Location Theory because he gave his model in 1909. Salient Features of Weber’s Theory: There is one central market for the producers and the consumers. The

Factors Controlling Industrial Location

Location of the Industrial unit with respect to the market location and the sources of the raw materials are very important factors. These influence the prices, production and the marketing of the products. Major factors which influences the industrial location are the following : Access to raw materials Availability of fuel and power Clustering of

Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing is defined as the process which changes the raw material into finished product. Manufacturing is done with the help of machines and plants in well organized factories. Trained labour force and engineers work in these factories. The finished product is more costly than the raw material from which it is made. Features of Manufacturing:

Mineral Resources of the World.

A mineral is defined as a natural homogeneous and mostly solid crystalline material that forms the Earth and makes up its rock. The majority of minerals are formed through inorganic processes and so far about 3,000 minerals have been identified. The minerals are classified on the basis of a chemical structure and physical properties such