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Geography Made Easy

The Indian island closest to the equator is

The Great Nicobar

India is separated from Sri Lanka by

The Gulf of Mannar; The Palk Strait

The smallest state in area is

Goa

The border country sharing the longest boundary with India is

China

The longitude recognised as the basis for standard meridian in our country

82½° East

Difference between Greenwich Mean Time and Indian Standard Time is

5½ hours

The boundary line between India and China is called as

Mac Mohan line

The biggest state in area is

Rajasthan

The state that has longest coast

Gujarat

Andhra Pradesh has the coastal line of

972 kms

The number of coastal states in India is

9

Greater Himalayas are also known as

Himadri Ranges

K2 mountain peak is in

Karakoram Range

The highest mountain peak of the Himalayas in India is

K2

The highest peak in peninsular India is

Anaimudi

The highest peak in the World is

Mount Everest

Great Indian Desert is

Thar

The Ganga river in Bangladesh is called as

Padma

India receives bulk of its rainfall from

South West Monsoon

The monsoon burst first takes place in coastal areas in

Kerala

The highest rainfall recorded place, Mawsynram is in

Meghalaya

The lowest average rainfall recorded in

Jaisalmer

Monsoon means

Blowing of winds and reverse seasonally

Drought is

A condition when the rainfall is less than 75% of the normal

The state is having the largest area under forest is

Madhya Pradesh

The soil which is most clayey and moisture retentive is

Black

Laterite soils are characterized by leaching away of

Silica

Highest account of the total soil cover in the country is

Red soils

The highest intensity of irrigation is found in

Punjab

Hydro-Electricity is known as

White Coal

The winter crop season is known as

Rabi

During south west monsoon the crop season is known as

Kharif

Jute cultivation is predominant in

West Bengal

Black soils are favorable for the cultivation of

cotton

Natural rubber cultivation is predominant in

Kerala

The maximum energy producing mineral in India is

Coal

To manufacture the pencils we use

Graphite

Silk industry is predominating in

Karnataka

Rourkela steel plant was set up with the assistance of

Germany

Limestone is the chief raw material for

Cement

The biggest oil refinery in India is located at

Mathura

The largest industry in our country

Textile industry

The important navigable canal in southern India is

Buckingham Canal

River based port in India is

Kolkata

The single largest item of import

Petroleum

Geography Made Easy
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