Indian Geography Questions

Q:

The largest southern most single Island in India is

A) Rameswaram Island B) Minicoy Island
C) Car Nicobar Island D) Great Nicobar Island
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Great Nicobar Island

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River _______ is called 'The Sorrow of the Bengal'

A) Sone B) Damodar
C) Hooghly D) Kosi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Damodar

Explanation:

It rises in the hills of the Chhota Nagpur plateau and joins Hooghly after covering 22000 sq km. Its fury has been brought under control by DVC (Damodar Valley Corporation).

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Q:

At which place will you find maximum sunlight in December?

A) Kanya Kumari B) Pune
C) Kolkata D) Lek
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Kanya Kumari

Explanation:

Kanyakumari is nearest to the Tropic of Capricorn, and the sun's rays fall vertically here during December.

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Which one of the following cities will never get the vertical rays of the sun?

A) Srinagar B) Thiruvananthapuram
C) Kolkata D) Mumbai
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Srinagar

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Among the following Union Territories of India, which one has the largest size

A) Puducherry B) Lakshadweep
C) Daman and diu D) Chandigarh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Puducherry

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Which of the following mountains are the oldest according to geological history?

A) Nilgiris B) Satpura Range
C) Vindhyas D) Aravalli
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Aravalli

Explanation:

According to geological history, the important mountains of india arranged in the order of age starting from the oldest are the Aravallis , the westerm Ghats, Vindhya and Satpura, the Nilgiris , and the Himalayas.

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The approximate length of the coast line of India is

A) 5,500km B) 6,000km
C) 6,500km D) 7,000km
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 7,000km

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The smallest Union Territory of India is 

A) Lakshadweep B) Pondicherry
C) Daman and Diu D) Dadar and Nagar Haveli
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Lakshadweep

Explanation:

Lakshadweep has an area of only about 32 sq km. The area of Pondicherry, Daman and Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli are about 492 sq km and 491 sq km respectively.

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