Chapter 1 Geography Class 9 India Size and Location Questions and Answers

India Size and Location Questions and Answers Class 9

Q1). Tick the correct options.

i). The tropic of cancer does not Pass through?

a. Rajasthan

b. Chattisgar

c. Orissa

d. Tripura

ii). The easternmost longitude of India is?

a. 97°25 E

b. 77°6 E

c. 68°7 E

d. 82°32 E

iii). Uttarakhand Uttar Pradesh Bihar West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with?

a. China

b. Nepal

c. Bhutan

d. Myanmar

iv). if you intend to visit Kavarati during your summer vacations which one of the following union territories of India you will be going to?

a. Pondicherry.

b. Andaman and Nicobar.

c. Lakshadweep.

d. Dio and Daman.

v). My friend hills from a country that does not share a land boundary with India identify the country?

a. Bhutan

b. Bangladesh

c. Tajakisthan

d. Nepal

Answers-: (i). b

(ii). a

(iii). c

(iv). b

(v). b

Q2). Answers the following questions.

(i) . Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian Sea?

Ans – Lakshadweep is a group of islands lying in the Arabian sea.

(ii) . Name the countries which are larger than India?

Ans- Australia, Brazil, China, USA, Canada, the largest country which has largest than India.

(iii) . Which island group of India lies to its south-east?

Ans- Andaman and Nicobar Island group of India lies to its south-east.

(iv) . Which lie island countries are our Southern neighbours?

Ans- Sri Lanka and Maldives Island countries are our Southern neighbours.

Q3). The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the West but the watches show the same time how does this happen?

Ans- (i). From Gujarat to Arunanchal Pradesh there is the same time lag of 2 hours.

(ii). Hence, time along the standard meridian of India is 82° 30E passing through the Mirzapur is taken as a standard time of the whole country.

Q4). The Central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance why?

Ans- (i).the Indian landmass has a central location between East and West Asia.

(ii). India is the South word extension of the Asian continent.

(iii). That trance Indian ocean route connects the countries of Europe in the west and the countries of East Asia.

(iv). India to be established close contact with West Asia Africa and Europe from the Western coast.

(v). No other country has a long coastline of the Indian Ocean as India has.

(vi). India’s eminent position in the Indian Ocean justifies the naming of the ocean after it.

Q5). Identify the following with the help of map reading.

(i). The island group of India lying in the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal?

Ans- Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar.

(ii). The countries constituting the Indian subcontinent?

Ans- Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Tibet.

(iii). The states through which the tropic of Cancer passes?

Ans- Tripura, Mizoram, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

(iv) . The northern latitude in degrees?

Ans- 37°6N

(v) . The Southernmost latitude of the Indian Ocean mainland in degrees?

Ans- 804,N

(vi) . The eastern and the westernmost longitude in degrees?

Ans- 68°7E and 97.25°E

(vii) . The place situated on the three seas?

Ans- Kanyakumari.

(viii) . The strait separating Sri Lanka from India?

Ans- Palk strait.

(ix) . The union territories of India?

Ans- Andaman and Nicobar Lakshadweep, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Pondicherry and Chandigarh.

Extra Questions

Q1 ). Describe the location of India?

Ans – 1). India is a vast country.

2). It is entirely in the Northern hemisphere.

3). Main and extend between latitude 8°4°N and 37°6 N.

4). Longitude 68°7 E and 97°25 E.

5). The tropic Of Cancer (23°30N) divides the country into almost two equal parts.

Q2). Describe the size of India?

Ans – 1). The landmass of India has an area of 3.28 million square kilometres India’s total area accounts for about 2.4 % of the total geographical area of the world.

2). India is the seventh-largest country in the world India has a land boundary of account 15,200 kilometres. The length of the coastline is 7,5 16.6 kilometres.

3). India is bounded by the young fold mountain in the northwest, north and North East.

4). Indian ocean divides it into two seas, the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on its East.

Q3). Why 82°30 has been selected as the standard meridian time of India?

Ans – it is due to avoid confession which could have been created because of the different local times of rising the sun.

Q4). Explain India’s contact with the world what was its effect?

Ans – 1). India’s contact with the world has continued through the ages. The various passes across the mountain in the north have provided passages to the ancient travellers.

2). Routes have contributed to the exchange of ideas and commodities. ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana the stories of Panchatantra the Indian numericals and the decimal system thus could reach many parts of the world.

3). The species, Muslims and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries Greek sculpture and the architectural styles of domes and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of our country.

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