Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
2. Look at the maps of Belgium and Sri Lanka. In which region, do you find concentration of different communities?

Question:

Look at the maps of Belgium and Sri Lanka. In which region, do you findconcentration of different communities?

Answer:

  • In the case of Belgium, there are two major linguistic groups

(1) French speaking people and

(2) Dutch speaking people.

Most of the French speaking people live in the Wallonia (Northern) region while Dutch speaking people live in the Flemish (Southern) region. The capital city has a ratio 4 : 1 of the French and Dutch speaking people. The German speaking people live in the eastern Belgium.

  • In Sri Lanka, Sinhalese cover a wider region. Except for the northern and eastern central region and a small region in the southern Sri Lanka, Sinhalese live throughout the country. Sri Lankan Tamils are concentrated in the northern and eastern coastal region. Indian Tamils are concentrated in the northern, central and southern regions. Muslims have sporadic distribution throughout the country.

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