geography - india - size and location

Class 9 - Geography

India - Size and Location

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How does India occupy an important strategic position in South Asia? Illustrate your answer by explaining three suitable points.
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The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance because of the following reasons:
  1. The trans Indian Ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the West and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic central location to India.
  2. The Deccan Peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean, help India establish a close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast.
  3. India has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean which become favourable trading ports and commerce hubs for other countries.
  4. The coastal regions of India are famous for agriculture, trade & industrial centres, tourist centres, fishing and salt making. They provide important hinterlands for the ports.
  5. Opening of Suez Canal in 1869 reduced the distance between India and Europe by 7000 kms.


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India - Size and Location - Questions
1. How many coastal states are there in our country? List their names.
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2. Name the canal that shortened the distance between India and Europe
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3. Name the place in India which is located on three seas.
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4. Name the islands in the Arabian Sea famous for Coral Leaves?
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5. Why 82°30'E has been selected as the Standard Meridian of India?
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6. How can you say that the land routes of India with other countries are older than her maritime routes?
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7. What is latitude? What is the latitudinal extent of India?
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8. Define 'sub-continent'.
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9. Answer the following questions briefly.
(i) Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian sea.

(ii) Name the countries which are larger than India.
(iii) Which island group of India lies to its south-east?
(iv) Which island countries are our southern neighbours?
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10. How does India occupy an important strategic position in South Asia? Illustrate your answer by explaining three suitable points.
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11. Why is Indian sub-continent so called?
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12. Name the island countries which are our southern neighbours.
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13. Why is the difference between the durations of day and night hardly felt at Kanniyakumari but not so in Kashmir?
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14. Name the Union erritories which do not have an international border or lie on the coast.
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15. The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the west but the watches show the same time. How does this happen?
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16. Which is the southern-most tip of the Indian mainland?
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17. Which latitude and longitude divide India into two halves?
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18. The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Why?
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19. Find out the States which do not have an international border or lie on the coast.
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20. Classify the states into four groups each having common frontiers with
(i) Pakistan,
(ii) China,
(iii) Myanmar, and
(iv) Bangladesh.
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