Railway NTPC Exam - 2016: Indian Geography Important Points Part-1

Railway NTPC Exam - 2016: Indian Geography Important Points Part-1
Railway NTPC Exam - 2016: Indian Geography Important Points Part-1
1.  India is the seventh largest country of the world in area-wise, accounting for about 2.4% of the total world area, and second largest population wise.


2.       Called a sub-continent for it stands out prominent in the Asian continent.


3.       North-south extent is 3214 km. and west-east is 2933 km.


4.       Total length of land frontier is 15200 km.


5.       Total length of coastline is 7516 km.


6.       Total length of mainland coastline is 6100 km.


7.       States having common boundaries with India are Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh.



8.       Tropic of cancer passes through the sub continent almost midway.


9.       The southernmost tip is Pygmalion point (Now known as Indira point) in Great Nicobar Islands.

10.   The southernmost tip of the mainland is the Cape of Camorin 8° north of Equator.


11.   Prominent islands in the Bay of Bengal are Andaman (200) and Nicobar (19), Barren and Narcondam.


12.   Prominent islands in the Arabian Sea are Lakshadweep (Coral island), Minicoy and Aminidvi.


13.   Prominent island in the Gulf of Mannar is Pamban.


14.   The Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait separate India from Sri Lanka.


15.   The western coast is known as Malabar coast (mainly in Kerala) and Coromandal coast (mainly in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh). 

16.   82°30' East longitude is taken to be Standard Meridian of India. The local time determined along this meridian serves as the Indian Standard Time for every place, in the country. It passes through near Naini (Allahabad). 

17.   In India, “Aravalli Range” is one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world.


18.   The only active volcano of India is found in the Andamans.


19.   The islands in the Arabian Sea are of coral origin.


20.   The “Satpura Range” lies between “Narmada” and “Tapti” rivers.


21.   The Andaman and Nicobar are believed to be the extension of the “Arakan Yoma” of Burma. 

22.   The river Damodar originates near “Tori” in Palamau. 

23.   The “Palghat Gap” connects Tamil Nadu and Kerala and is located south of the Nilgiri. 

24.   India is 4 times larger than Pakistan which is second largest in the Asia. 12 times larger than UK and 8 times larger than Japan.


25.   The northern frontier of India is “15,200”km long and it has a coastline of 6,100 km.


26.   The Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait separate India from Srilanka.

27.   Himalayas has been credited of having the world’s 14th highest peaks ranging between the “Jana” (7710 m) Everest (8848 m) Kanchanjunga (8,598 m), Dhaulagiri (8,127 m), Nanga Parbat (8,126 m) and Nanda Devi (7,817 m)


28.   The “Khyber Pass” is of “1000 m” and leads form Peshawar to Kabul.


29.   The Gomal Pass is of “1,525 m” and is an important trade route.


30.   The Bolan Pass is of “1.800 m” and lies between the Sulaiman and the “Kirthar” range. 



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