Calling Cards are a great way to call South Asia! The countries of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, India, the Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka) have a total population of 1.33 billion, and an average per capita income
of some $430 (ranging from $220 in Nepal, through $450 in India, to $1,160 in the Maldives).
Some 522 million people in the region live on incomes of less than $1 per day, representing
44% of the world's poor. Four countries in the region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan
and Nepal) are classified as Least-Developed countries by the UN.
In political and security terms, the historical tensions between India and Pakistan have taken on
a nuclear dimension in recent years. Buy cheap South Asian calling cards online and receive
your pins instantly. The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan continues to threaten regional
stability, while civil and ethnic strife in Sri Lanka and Nepal remain acute concerns.
Human rights issues likewise remain acute in several countries in the region, most notably
Economically, South Asia accounts for 2.0% of world GNP, and
for 2.2% of the EU's external trade. India is a significant investment destination for
European companies (0.4% of EU external FDI in 1999), and with its own internal diversity
has a very modern high-tech sector, offering much potential for economic cooperation
Regional cooperation efforts in South Asia began in 1985, with
the establishment of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), in which
all countries of the region, with the exception of Afghanistan, take part.
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