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SAARC
(South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) is an economical and political organization of eight countries in Southern Asia. These countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. First it was established by seventh countries on 1985. But in 2007 Afghanistan became its eighth member. Every year a large number of tourists visit SAARC countries.


Bangladesh Travel:- Capital: Dhaka, Area: 144,000 sq km, Population: 153,546,901 (July 2008 est.), Literacy: 43.1%

 

Administrative Divisions:-

64 Districts: Bagerhat, Jessore, Netrokona, Bandarban, Jhalakathi, Nilphamari, Barguna, Jhinaidah, Noakhali, Barisal, Khagrachari, Norail, Barnmanbaria, Khulna, Pabna, Bhola, Kishoreganj, Panchagarh, Bogra, Kurigram, Patuakhali, Chandpur, Kushtia, Pirojpur, Chittagong, Lakshmipur, Rajbari, Chuadanga, Lalmonirhat, Rajshahi, Comilla, Madaripur, Rangamati, Cox's Bazar, Magura, Rangpur, Dhaka, Manikganj, Satkhira, Dinajpur, Meherpur, Shariyatpur, Faridpur, Moulavibazar, Sherpur, Feni, Munshiganj, Sirajgonj, Gaibandha, Mymensingh, Sunamganj, Gazipur, Naogaon, Sylhet, Gopalganj, Narayangan, Tangail, Habiganj, Narsingdi, Thakurgaon, Jaipurhat, Natore, Jamalpur and Nawabgonj.

 

 

Bhutan Travel:- Capital: Thimphu, Area: 47,000 sq km, Population: 682,321 (2005), Literacy: 47%.

Administrative Divisions:-
20 Districts: Bumthang, Chhukha, Chirang, Dagana, Gasa, Geylegphug, Ha, Lhuntshi, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatsel, Punakha, Samchi, Samdrup Jongkhar, Shemgang, Tashigang, Tashi Yangtse, Thimphu, Tongsa and Wangdi Phodrang.
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India Travel:- Capital: New Delhi, Area: 3,287,590 sq km, Population: 1.21 billion (2011 est.), Literacy: 61%.

Administrative Divisions:-
28 States: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

7 Union Territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, and Pondicherry.
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Maldives Island Travel:- Capital: Male, Area: 300 sq km, Population: 379,174 (July 2008 est.), Literacy: 96.3%.

Administrative Divisions:-
19 Atolls: Alifu, Baa, Dhaalu, Faafu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Gnaviyani, Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Kaafu, Laamu, Lhaviyani, Meemu, Noonu, Raa, Seenu, Shaviyani, Thaa and Vaavu.
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Nepal Travel:- Capital: Kathmandu, Area: 147,181 sq km, Population: 29,519,114 (2008 estimate), Literacy: 62.7%.

Administrative Divisions:-
14 Zones: Bagmati, Bheri, Dhawalagiri, Gandaki, Janakpur, Karnali, Kosi, Lumbini, Mahakali, Mechi, Narayani, Rapti, Sagarmatha and Seti.
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Pakistan Travel:- Capital: Islamabad, Area: 803,940 sq km, Population: 167,762,040 (July 2008 est.), Literacy: 50%.

Administrative Divisions:-
4 Provinces: Balochistan, North-West Frontier Province, Punjab, Sindh.

1 Territory: Federally Administered Tribal Areas

1 Capital Territory: Islamabad Capital Territory

Note: the Pakistani-administered portion of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region consists of two administrative entities: Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas.
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Sri-Lanka Travel:- Capital: Colombo, Area: 65,610 sq km, Population: 21,128,773 (July 2008 est.), Literacy: 90.7%.

Administrative Divisions:-
8 Provinces: Central, North Central, North Eastern, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western.

Note: in October 2006, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court ruled voided a presidential directive merging the North and Eastern Provinces; many have defended the merger as a prerequisite for a negotiated settlement to the ethnic conflict; a parliamentary decision on the issue is pending.