Q. 4

Write the Physical division of Rajasthan and explain one of them.

Answer :

Rajasthan is shaped like a string or quadrangular and is diverse in geographically, historically and economically. With 3,42,239 sq.km, it is the largest state of India comprising 10.43% of the Indian landmass. It shares international border of 1070 km with Pakistan (Redcliff Line). The state of Rajasthan was formed in 1956, and at present is divided into 7 territories, 33 districts and 244 tehsils.

The main physical divisions of Rajasthan are:


A. Western Desert Region


B. Semi-arid Region


C. Aravali Region


D. Eastern Plains


E. Southern-Eastern Plateau Region


The Aravalli Region


This mountain region has particular importance for the geography of Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest mountain regions in the world, hence there are highly eroded and are found as broken hills. Also known as ‘Aadawala’ mountain, it extends in a south-west to north-east direction from Delhi to Gujarat. It is 692 km long and has the highest peak between Himalaya and Nilgiri, the Gurushikar peak at 1722 m.


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