NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1: India- Size and Location
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CBSE Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 – India: Size and Location NCERT Solutions
India is one of the most ancient civilizations that existed on this earth. This chapter discusses the size and location of India.
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This topic defines India’s geographical location. It also tells that India lies in the Northern hemisphere of the world. Apart from that, the tropic of cancer divides India into almost two equal halves. On the other hand, apart from the mainland in the Bay of Bengal lies the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in the Arabian Sea lies the Lakshadweep.
This topic describes the land area or mass that India covers on the Earth. Besides, the total landmass of India covers an area of 3.28 million square km (32.8 Lakh km) which is around 2.4 percent of the total geographical area of the earth. Apart from that, India is the seventh-largest nation in the world. Furthermore, the topic describes the various other features of the Indian landmass.
1.3 India and the World
This topic tells the various benefits that the Indian sub-continent have due to its location in the center of West and East Asia. India’s sea routes connect the countries of East Asia and Europe in the West. Also, India uses these sea routes for trade for centuries.
1.4 India’s Neighbors
This topic firstly tells that India has 7 union territories and 29 states. After this, the topic talks about India’s neighbor who is Pakistan, Afghanistan, China (Tibet), Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Besides, these there are two more Island countries that are our neighbor namely Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
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Solved Questions For You:
Question 1. National Highway-7 is the longest national highway in India, which traverses between Varanasi and Kanya Kumari. Identify the places en route from North to South.
Question 2. Assertion: In India, the.east coast has more seaports than the west coast.
A. Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
The eastern coasts cut through the three states viz. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The Cauvery delta is the most important sub-region in Tamil Nadu and the Krishna Godavari Delta is the most important landmark in Andhra Pradesh while the Mahanadi Delta is the most important landmark in Orissa.
Eastern Coastal plain lies between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal and is more extensive and wide than its western counterpart. They represent an emergent coast while it‘s western counterpart is an example of submerging coast. The region receives both the Northeast and Southwest monsoon rains with its annual rainfall averaging between 1,000 mm and 3,000 mm. The width of the plains varies between 100 to 130 kilometres. The region is wider, gets more rainfall, more hot and humid, more discontinuous and more fertile & irrigated in comparison to the western plains. At places, the plains are bordered with dunes. Mangrove forests also grow in this region. Lagoons are also found here. This plain is broadly divided into:
- Coromandal Coast: Ranges from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu to False Divi Point in Andhra Pradesh, which is just at the apex of the Krishna River delta.
- The region between the Krishna and Mahanadi for which an old tem Northern Circars is sometimes used. Some classify it as Andhra Pradesh coastal plains.
- Mahanadi Delta. Another broader term used is Utkal Coast, which also includes the Chilika Lake.
Question 3. A major line of latitude that passes through Mizoram also passes through which one of the following states?
D. Jharkhand (Ranchi)
The latitudinal line is the Tropic of Cancer. It passes through 8 (Eight) States: Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura, and Mizoram.