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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Geography - Questions and Answers - 26

706. What per cent of the world's land surface area is covered by India?
2.4 per cent 

707. Which is the seventh largest country in the world?
India 

708. What is the total length of India's coastline?
7,517k.m. 

709. Which large plateau is situated between the Western Ghats & Eastern Ghats?
The Deccan Plateau 

710. Which mountain ranges of India run parallel to the Bay of Bengal?
Eastern Ghats 

711. Which mountain ranges are parallel to the Arabian Sea? 
Western Ghats

712. Which country is separated from India by the Gulf of Mannar & Palk Strait? 
Sri Lanka

713. India shares a maximum land border with which country?
Bangladesh 

714. Which is the important geo­graphical line passing through India? 
Tropic of Cancer

715. The Tropic of Cancer passes through------ states of India?


716. Name the states through which the Tropic of Cancer passes?
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram

717. The young or newer alluvial sediments deposited on the flood plains are known as ----­-? 
Khadar

718. Which river is flowing through the desert type Rajasthan Plain? 
Luni river

719. Which is the only Indian part of the Indus Plain?
Punjab-Haryana Plain 
720. What is the local name of the fertile Punjab Plains? 
Doab

721. Which is the largest part of the Northern Plains?
Ganga Plain 

722. Which river is known as 'Tsang Po' in Tibet? 
Brahmaputra

723. The Ganga & Brahmaputra join in Bangladesh and there­ after known as--------? 
Padma

724. Which region of the Northern Plains is known as 'the Grana­ry of India'?
The Punjab-Haryana Plains 

725. What is the name of the shift­ing cultivation practised in North Eastern India?
Jhumming 

726. Which is the largest plateau in India? 
The Deccan Plateau

727. What is the shape of the vast Deccan Plateau? 
Triangular

728. Which Indian Plateau has been formed by the eruption of basaltic lava flows about 65 million years ago?
The Deccan Plateau 

729. Which Indian Plateau is fa­mous for the black cotton soil? 
The Deccan Plateau 

730. What is the name of the water body that divides the Andaman & Nicobar island groups? 
Ten degrees Channel

731. Which is the only active volca­no in India? 
Barren Island 

732. The Saddle Peak, Mount Dia­volo, Mount Koyob & Mount Thuiller are situated in--------? 
Andaman & Nicobar islands 

733. Which group of islands are broadly divided by the Elev­enth Degree Channel? 
Lakshadweep 

734. How many islands are there in the Lakshadweep islands? 
36 

735. Which mountain range runs in a North East to South West direction along the Thar Desert? 
The Aravalli Range
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