Class 9 Geography India – Size and Location Extra Question Answer
Q: What is the geographical extent of India’s mainland?
A: India’s mainland extends between latitudes 8°4’N and 37°6’N and longitudes 68°7’E and 97°25’E.
Q: What is the total area of India’s landmass?
A: The land area of India has 3.28 million square km.
Q: What percentage of the world’s geographical area does India’s total area account for?
A: India’s total area makes up about 2.4% of the world’s total geographical area।
Q: What is the length of India coastline, including mainland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep Islands?
A: The total length of India’s coastline, including mainland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep, is 7,516.6 km.
Q: Where does India rank among other countries in terms of its land area?
A: India is seventh largest country in the world in terms of area.
Q: How long is India’s land boundary?
A: India has a land boundary of about 15,200 km.
Q: What bodies of water border India and divide it into two seas?
A: India is bordered by the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on the east, dividing it into two seas.
Q: What is the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India’s mainland?
A: The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India’s mainland is about 30°.
Q: What strategic advantage does India’s central location between East and West Asia provide?
A: India’s central location between East and West Asia provides strategic advantages as it serves as a southward extension of the Asian continent. It allows India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa, Europe from the western coast, and Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast.
Q: Which routes have contributed to India’s exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times?
A: The passes across the mountains in the north have provided routes for ancient travelers, facilitating the exchange of ideas and commodities.
Q: What are some examples of ideas and commodities that were exchanged through these routes?
A: Ideas found in the Upanishads and the Ramayana, as well as stories of Panchtantra, Indian numerals, and the decimal system, reach many parts of the world. Commodities such as spices and muslin were also taken from India to different countries.
Q: Which countries share land boundaries with India?
A: India shares its land boundaries with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the northwest, China (Tibet), Nepal, and Bhutan in the north, and Myanmar and Bangladesh in the east.
Q: Which island countries are India’s southern neighbors across the sea?
A: India’s southern neighbors across the sea are Sri Lanka and Maldives. Sri Lanka is separated from India by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar, while the Maldives Islands are situated to the south of the Lakshadweep Islands.