Q. 13

Describe any five features of the coastal plains of India.

Answer :

There are two coastal plains in India- Eastern Coastal Plains and Western Coastal Plains.

i. Eastern Coastal Plains are discontinuous plains which are dissected by the rivers flowing in the east whereas Western Coastal Plains are continuous plains.


ii. Eastern Coastal Plains stretches from Mahanadi valley in the north to Nilgiri hills in the south.


iii. Eastern Coastal Plains are divided into two parts -Northern Circar and Coromandel Coast and Western Coastal Plains are divided into three parts- Konkan Coast, Karnataka Coast and Malabar Coast.


iv. Eastern and Western Coastal Plains experience a high level of humidity.


v. The average rainfall in coastal plains is 1000mm to 3000mm.


vi. Rivers of Eastern Coastal plains form delta whereas Western Coastal plain rivers do not form a delta.


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