Q. 184.5( 30 Votes )

Describe the location and size of India in three points each.

Answer :

Location

(i) India is the seventh largest country in the World after Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil and Australia. It lies entirely in the Northern hemisphere.


(ii) The mainland extends between latitudes 8°4’ N and 37°6’ N and longitudes 68°7’ E and 97°25’ E.


(iii) The Tropic of Cancer (23°30’ N) divides the country into almost two equal parts. Its Southern part is considered as the tropical zone and Northern is considered the sub-tropical zone of India.


Size


(i) The landmass of India has an area of 3.28 million sq. km.


(ii) India’s total area accounts for about 2.4 % of the total geographical area of the world.


(iii) India has a land boundary of about 15200 km and the total length of coastline including Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands is about 7516.6 km.


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