Geography of India

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What is the total area of India in square miles?

1,269,219 sq mi

Which ocean bounds India on the east?

Bay of Bengal

Where is the southernmost point in India located?

Great Nicobar Island

What separates India from Sri Lanka to its immediate southeast?

Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar

Which island is located some 125 kilometres to the south of India's Lakshadweep Islands?

Maldives

What is the northernmost point under Indian administration?

Indira Col, Siachen Glacier

What is the distance of India's territorial waters from the coast baseline?

12 nautical miles

Which river is the longest one originating in India?

Ganges

What is the highest point in India?

Kangchenjunga

Which plate is India situated on?

Indian Plate

During which geological period did the Indian Plate begin moving north at about 15 cm/year?

Late Cretaceous Period

What is causing the Eurasian Plate to deform?

The movement of the Indian Plate

What was the ancient continent from which the Indian Plate split off?

Gondwanaland

Which mountain range largely defines India's border with China, Bhutan, and Nepal?

Himalayan mountain range

What occupies most of southern India?

Deccan Plateau

Test your knowledge about the geographical features of India, including its size, latitude, longitude, land frontier, and coastline.

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