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India as a geographical unit

Posted on : 28 Dec 2019

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  • The mainland of India extends from Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south and Arunachal Pradesh in the east to Gujarat in the west.
  • India’s territorial limit further extends towards the sea upto 12 nautical miles (about 21.9 km) from the coast.
  • Our southern boundary extends upto 6°45’ N latitude in the Bay of Bengal.
  • The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India are roughly about 30 degrees, whereas the actual distance measured from north to south extremity is 3,214 km, and that from east to west is only 2,933 km.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements about the geographical extension of India
    1.The mainland of India extends from Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south and Assam in the east to Gujarat in the west.
    2.The territorial limit extends towards the sea up to 12 nautical miles from the coast.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only

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