Q. 184.5( 30 Votes )

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

Answer :


(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.


(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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