Geography of India

India Geography:

India geography

Location of India                   : Southern Asia, Arabian sea in West and

the Bay of Bengal in East, Between Burma

and Pakista Area.

India Geography Area:

Total Occupation                    :

Land                              : 2,973,190 Sq.kms

Water                            : 314,400 Sq.Kms

Comparative                           : more than one third the size of the U.S.A

Land Boundaries                    :14,103 Kms


Bangladesh                            : 4,053 Kms

China                                      : 3,380 Kms

Pakistan                                 : 2,912 Kms

Nepal                                      : 1690 Kms

Burma                                     : 1463 Kms

Bhutan                                    : 605

Time Zone                               :

Elevation Extremes     

Lowest Point                          : Indian Ocean 0 M

Highest Point                         : Kanchanaganga 8598 Metres

Islands                                   : Islands have covered total of about 32 Sq.Kms

Andaman and Niobar islands. Daman and Diu,

Majali, Salsethe, Sriharikota.

Resources                               : Mica, Bauxite, Manganese, Titanium Ore, Coal, iron

Ore, Chromite, Natural Gas, Diamonds, Petroleum,

Lime stone etc.

National Hazards                   : Earth Quakes, Environment, Flash Floods,

Draughts, Widespread destructive flooding from

Monsoon rains, Thunderstorms.

Peninsular  Plateau               : 1. The Deccan Plateau 2. The Malwa Plateau                                                                        3. The chota Nagour Plateau.


India Geography The Deccan Plateau :   This is covered with 9 Million Sqare kilometres stretches to

to eight states. This plateau was bounded by Vindhyas

and Eastern and Western Ghats.

The Malwa Plateau :               This is spread to Gujarat, Rajasthan am Madya Pradesh.

The Chota Nagour Plateau:   This Plateau is covered Jharkhand, Bihar and

Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Coastal Plains:                        Eastern coastal Plains and Western coastal Plains.

Eastern Coastal Plains:          These are spread from Tamil Nadu to West Bengal. The                                                        rivers which flew through coastal plaints are Godavari,                                                         Krishna, Kaveri and Mahanadi.

Western Coastal Plains:        These are spread from Kerala to Gujarat. So many rivers are                                                 flowing through these plains.