south_asia_mapPAKISTAN:

Islamic Republic of Pakistan                                                       .

  • Capital: Islamabad
  • National Currency: Pakistani Rupee (PKR)
  • Anthem: Qaumi Taranah (The national anthem)
  • Democratic Parliamentary federal republic with Islam as state religion

NEPAL:

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal                                                  

  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • National currency: Nepali Rupee (NPR)
  • Anthem:  सयौं थुँगा फूलका (Nepali)  Sayo Thuga Fulka (Made of Hundreds of Flowers)
  • Kingdom of Nepal (1768-2008)
  • When 544 princely states were called upon to join either India or Pakistan, Nepal ruler wanted to join India, but India rather made it a buffer state (against China). But kept it the only country whose citizens don’t need passport/visa to travel within and also open business and marriage relations.

BANGLADESH:

People’s Republic of Bangladesh                                                         

  • Capital: Dhaka
  • National currency: Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)
  • Anthem: Amar Sonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal)
  • After 1972 Bangladesh Liberation War, it became a secular democratic and republic within the Commonwealth

 


 

MYANMAR:

Republic of the Union of Myanmar                                              

  • Capital:   Naypyidaw  (Yangoon is the largest city, not the capial)
  • National currency: Kyat
  • Anthem:  Kaba Ma Kyei (Till the End of the World)

 


BHUTAN

Kingdom of Bhutan                                                                                        

  • Capital: Thimphu
  • National currency: Ngultrum (Ngultrum’s value is fixed to Indian Rupee which is also considered legal tender)
  • Anthem: Druk tsendhen (“The Thunder Dragon Kingdom”)
  • Constitutional monarchy with parliamentary form of goverment

SRI LANKA:

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka                                                

  • Capital: Columbo
  • National currency: Srilankan Rupee (LKR)
  • Anthem: Sri Lanka Matha (Mother Sri Lanka)
  • Republic and a unitary state governed by a Semi-presidential system.

MALDIVES:

Republic of Maldives                                                                         

  • Capital: Male
  • National currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
  • Anthem: Qaumii Salaam (National Salute)
  • The country is ruled by a president and its government is authoritarian.
  • Got independence from British on 26 July 1965
  • third most endangered nation due to flooding which is caused by climate changes & global warming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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