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India’s contacts with the World have continued through ages but her relationships through the land routes are much older than her maritime contacts. The various passes across the mountains in the north have provided passages to the ancient travellers, while the oceans restricted such interaction for a long time. These routes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times. The ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchatantra, the Indian numerals and the decimal system thus could reach many parts of the world. The spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries. On the other hand, the influence of Greek sculpture, and the architectural styles of dome and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of our country.

Answer the following MCQs by choosing the most appropriate option:

(i) India’s relationship through the routes and much older than her maritime contacts. (A) Railways (B) Land (C) Waterways (D) Airways

(ii) The various passes across the mountains in the have provided passages to the ancient travellers. (A) South (B) West (C) North (D) East

(iii) Name two Contributions in the field of Mathematics which Originated from India. (A) Number System (B) Indian Numerals (C) Decimal System (D) Both (b) and (c)

(iv) On the other hand, the influence of the sculpture and the architectural styles of dome and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of our Country. (A) Spanish (B) Greek (C) Italian (D) German

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Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 Important Questions India Size and Location

Class 9 Social Science Geography Chapter 1 India Size and Location important questions and answers cover the major concepts of the chapter. Solving answers of these important questions help students to revise the Chapter most competently. We prepared these questions with PDF as per the latest NCERT book and CBSE syllabus. Practising these questions before the exam will ensure excellent marks in the exam.

India Size and Location Class 9 Important Questions and Answers

1. Where does Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep islands lie?

Answer:  To the southeast and southwest of the mainland, lie the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep islands in Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea respectively.

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2. Discuss the location of India.

Answer:  India is a vast country. Lying entirely in the Northern hemisphere the main land extends between latitudes 8°4′N and 37°6′N and longitudes 68°7′E and 97°25′E. The Tropic of Cancer (23° 30′N) divides the country into almost two equal parts.

3. What is the extent of coastline of mainland of India?

Answer:   The total length of the coast line of the mainland including Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep is 7,516.6 km.

4. What is the area of India?

Answer:  The land mass of India has an area of 3.28 million square km. India’s total area accounts for about 2.4 per cent of the total geographical area of the world. India is the seventh largest country of the world. India has a land boundary of about 15,200 km.

5. Which mountain bounds India in northwest?

Answer:  India is bounded by the young fold mountains in the northwest, north and north east. South of about 22° north latitude, it begins to taper, and extends towards the Indian Ocean, dividing it into two seas, the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on its east.

6. What is the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the mainland?

Answer:   The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the mainland is about 30°. Despite this fact the east-west extent appears to be smaller than the north-south extent.

7. Why is time along the Standard Meridian of India passing through Mirzapur taken as the standard time?

Answer:  From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh there is a time lag of two hours. Hence, time along the Standard Meridian of India (82°30′E) passing through Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) is taken as the standard time for the whole country.

8. How is India connected to the world through the sea routes?

Answer:  The Trans Indian Ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the West and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic central location to India.

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Note that the Deccan Peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean, thus helping India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast.

9. How has the opening of the Suez Canal helped in reducing India’s distance from Europe?

Answer:   Since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, India’s distance from Europe has been reduced by 7,000 km.

10. How has land routes contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times?

Answer:   The land routes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times. The ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchtantra, the Indian numerals and the decimal system thus could reach many parts of the world. The spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries. On the other hand, the influence of Greek sculpture, and the architectural styles of dome and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of India.

11. What is the number of states in India?

Answer:  India has 28 states and 8 Union Territories.

12. Which countries share land border with India?

Answer:  India shares its land boundaries with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the northwest, China (Tibet), Nepal and Bhutan in the north and Myanmar and Bangladesh in the east.

13. Which two island countries are southern neighbours of India?

Answer:   India’s southern neighbours across the sea consist of the two island countries, namely Sri Lanka and Maldives.

14. How is Sri Lanka separated from India?

Answer:   Sri Lanka is separated from India by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar.

15. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh share international boundaries with which country? Answer:  China. 16. Which country’s land boundary is surrounded by India’s land boundary in the north-west? Answer:  Pakistan’s land boundary is surrounded by India’s land boundary in the north-west. 17. Which neighbouring country is located in the West of India? Answer:  Pakistan. 18. Which Strait separates Sri Lanka from India? Answer:  Sri Lanka is separated from India by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar. 19. Which two island countries are India’s neighbours? Answer: Sri Lanka and the Maldives are the two island countries.

20. What is the longitudinal extent of India? State its two implications. [Important]

Answer:  The mainland of India extends between longitudes 68°7′E and 97°25′E. The east-west extent is 2933 km in length.

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The longitudinal extension shows that India is located in the Eastern Hemisphere and places can be located with reference to longitudes.

On account of the 30° longitudinal extension (97°25′– 68°7′ = 29°18′, approximately 30°) there is a time difference of 2 hours (30°×4 min = 120 mins or 2 hours) in local time between the eastern and western limits of India. However, a standard time (5 hours 30 min ahead of G.M.T.) is adopted according to the local time of the central meridian of the country, 82°30′E.

21. Mention the latitudinal extent of India. How does it influence the duration of the day and night at different places?

Answer:  (a) The latitudinal extent of India is 8°4’N and 37°6’N. (b) The day and night are near to the same duration at the equator. As Kanyakumari is quite near the equator at 8°4’N the day-night difference is hardly one hour there, and therefore, the difference in duration of day and night is hardly felt at Kanyakumari. On the other hand, as we move away from the equator to the poles the variations in duration of day and night become greater. Kashmir is over 30° away from the equator and so the difference in duration of day and night is more there and we feel that difference.

22. What is the latitudinal extent of India? How does it affect India?

Answer:  The latitudinal extension of the mainland of India is between 8°4′ N and 37°6′ N. The north south extension is 3214 km in length.

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The latitudinal extension shows that India is located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. The wide latitudinal extent of nearly 30 degrees results in wide variation in climate. The southern parts gets more heat from the sun than the northern parts. Differences in the duration of day and night is much less in the south of India at lower latitudes, e.g. as in Kanyakumari. But the difference increases further north, e.g. as in Jammu and Kashmir, as it is further away from the equator.

23. Describe briefly the geographic location of India in Asia. What is the significance of India’s geographic location?

Answer:   The Indian landmass has a central location between the East and the West Asia. India is a southward extension of the Asian Continent.

The trans-Indian Ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the west and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic central location to India. The Deccan Peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean, thus helping India to establish close contact with oil rich countries of West Asia as well as Africa and Europe from the western coast and the Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast via sea and ocean routes and air routes.

24. Why is the difference in the duration of day and night very little in Kanyakumari while it is not so in the northern part of the country? Give specific reasons for your answer.

Answer: Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is located at the southern-most tip of India’s mainland. The latitude 8°4′ N passes close to it.

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The place is thus near the equator and lies close to the equatorial region. As the sun shines directly over the equator all throughout the year, the duration of day and night is almost equal here. Hence, in Kanyakumari the difference in the duration of day and night is very little, maximum around 45 minutes only. But in the northern part of the country located to the north of the Tropic of Cancer away from the equator, the difference between the length of day and night becomes increasingly greater.

25. What is the southernmost point of the Indian Union called? Describe its location in India and its current situation.

Answer:  The southern-most point of the Indian Union is known as the Indira Point. It is located on the Nicobar Islands, the southern section of the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. The islands are located in the Bay of Bengal lying to the southeast of India’s mainland. The Indira Point got submerged under the seawater in December 2004 during the destructive Tsunami that hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

26. How has the long coastline been beneficial to India?

Answer:  The Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, extensions of the Indian Ocean, lie to the west and east of Indian Peninsula, and the Indian Ocean lies to its south.

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The total length of the coastline of the mainland of India including Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep is 7516.6 km. The long coastline of India has helped in maritime trade since ages. The central location of India at the head of Indian Ocean has provided it a strategic location along the trans-Indian Ocean routes. 

India is able to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from western coast and with Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast. The long coastline has also played a major role in influencing the climate of India. It provides opportunities for fishing and extraction of petroleum. It serves as a natural boundary protecting India.

27. What is the Standard Meridian of India? From where does it pass?

Answer:  The Standard Meridian of India (82°30′ E) passing through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh is taken as the Standard time for the whole country.

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28. How have mountain passes been helpful to India since historic times?

Answer:  The various mountain passes across the Himalayan range and other mountains in the north have provided passages to travellers since ancient time. The land routes via mountain passes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since historic times. 

The ideas of Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchtantra, the Indian numerals and the decimal system could thus reach many parts of the world. The spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries. On the other hand, the architectural styles of dome and minarets from West Asia and influence of Greek sculpture, which can be seen in different parts of India, came from other countries to India.

29. Which ocean is named after India? Give two reasons as to why it was named after India.

Answer:  The Indian Ocean is named after India. India is the only country which has the credit of an ocean named after it. The Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, extensions of the Indian Ocean, lie to the west and east of Indian Peninsula, and the Indian Ocean lies to its south. No other country has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean as India. The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean has provided India a strategic location of great significance along the trans-Indian Ocean route. It is India’s eminent position in the Indian Ocean which justifies the naming of the ocean after India.

30. What was the contribution of land routes to India in ancient times? Explain any three.

Answer:  India’s contacts with the outside world have continued through the ages, through the land routes and sea routes.

(i) These routes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times. The ideas of Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchtantra, the Indian numerals and the decimal system could reach many parts of the world.

(ii) The spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken away from India to different countries through this land routes.

(iii) The influence of Greek sculpture and the architectural styles of domes and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of our country.

31. Which meridian has been selected as the Standard Meridian of India?

Answer:  (i) 82°32′ E has been selected as the Standard Meridian of India. (ii) From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, there is a time lag of two hours. To bring the whole country under one time set, 82°32′ E latitude which passes at the centre of the country is taken as a standard time for the whole country in order to maintain uniformity of time.

32. Why India is called a subcontinent? Write any three points.

Answer:  India is called a subcontinent because of the following reasons: (i) It is a distinct geographic unit separated from the Asian continent by the majestic Himalayas and its extensions. (ii) It has its own culture as distinct from the rest of Asia. (iii) The climate of Indian subcontinent is characterised by monsoon type of climate.

33. What is latitude? What is the latitudinal extent of India?

Answer:  (i) The position of a place, measured in degrees North or South of the equator. It is mostly calculated on the basis of angular distance of a place north-south of the equator. (ii) The main land of India extends between latitudes 8°4′ N and 37°6′ N and longitudes 68°7′ E and 97°25′ E.

34. Name the southernmost point of Indian Union. It is visible today? 

Answer:  The southernmost point of the Indian union is ‘Indira point’.

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It submerged under the sea water in 2004 during the Tsunami. The entire landmass was erased from the map of India.

35. Do you think naming the Indian Ocean after a country is justified. Why?

Answer:  Yes, because no other country has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean as India has. It is because of India’s eminent position in the Indian Ocean which justifies the naming of an ocean after it.

36. How does India occupy an important strategic position in South Asia? Illustrate your answer by explaining three suitable points.

Answer:  India occupies an important strategic position in South Asia on the following points: (i) The Indian landmass has a central location between the East and the West Asia. (ii) The trans-Indian ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the west and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic central location to India. (iii) The Deccan peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean has helped India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast.

37. What is latitudinal extent of India? How is the latitudinal spread in India advantageous to her? State two points.

Answer:  The latitudinal extent of India lies between 8°4′ N and 37°6′ N. This means that the longitudinal expanse is about 30° from west to east. The advantages of longitudinal spread: (i) influences the duration of the day and night as one moves from South to North (ii) It also helps to take advantages of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on its east for sea movements.

38. Give a reason for the following statement : (a) 82° 30 E Latitude has been selected as the Standard Meridian of India. (b) The distance between India and Europe has been reduced by 7000 km. with the opening of Suez Canal. (c) Days and night are almost of equal duration at Kanyakumari.

Answer: (a) There is a time lag of at least 2 hours if one moves from west to east – from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh. The local time at Arunachal Pradesh would be at least 2 hours ahead of Gujarat. To avoid such differences in local time, Indian Standard Time (IST) has been fixed on 82°30′ E to give the whole country a uniform time.

(b) Before the opening up of Suez Canal in 1869, ships from Europe had to make detour journey via (Cape of Good Hope) African coast after traversing a distance of about 15000 km.

(c) Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is located at the southern-most tip of India’s mainland. The latitude 8°4′ N passes close to it. The place is thus near the equator and lies close to the equatorial region. As the sun shines directly over the equator throughout the year, the durations of day and night are almost equal here. Hence, in Kanyakumari the difference in the duration of day and night is very little, maximum around 45 minutes only.

39. Why is there a difference of 2 hours in local time between the eastern-most part of Arunachal Pradesh and western-most part of Gujarat? Explain.

Answer:   The local time in Arunachal Pradesh is two hours ahead of Gujarat because of longitudinal differences. Time is calcullated on the basis of 4 minutes for every 1° of longitude towards East and West of Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT). The difference between Arunachal and Gujarat is 30° East longitude. Therfore, the differences of time between these two places 30 × 4 = 120 minutes or two hours.

40. Explain why Ahmedabad and Kolkata are able to see the noon sun exactly overhead in a year but not Delhi.

Answer:   Kolkata and Ahmedabad is located very close to the Tropic of Cancer and as such both the places see the noon exactly overhead in a year. Delhi, on the other hand is located far north of the Tropic of Cancer and does not enjoy it.

41. Why do we need a Standard Meridia for India? Explain.

Answer:  Due to vastness of the country there is a difference of time between places as one moves from east to west and vice versa. In order to set right this problem Stardard Meridia is needed.

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1. Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below.

i. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

(a) Rajasthan

(c) Chhattisgarh

(d) Tripura

Ans: (c) Orissa

ii. The easternmost longitude of India is

(a) 97° 25′ E 

(b) 68° 7′ E 

(c) 77° 6′ E 

(d) 82° 32′ E

Ans: (a) 97°25′

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

(d) Myanmar

Ans: (c) Nepal

iv. If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India you will be going to:

(a) Puducherry

(b) Lakshadweep

(c) Andaman and Nicobar

(d) Diu and Daman

Ans: (c) Lakshadweep

v. My friend hails from a country which does not share land boundary with India. Identify the country.

(b) Tajikistan

(c) Bangladesh

Ans: (b) Tajikistan

2. Answer the following questions briefly.

i. Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian sea.

Ans: Lakshadweep

ii. Name the countries which are larger than India.

Ans: Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil and Australia

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

Ans:   Andaman and Nicobar Islands

iv. Which island countries are our southern neighbours?

Ans: Maldives and Sri Lanka

3. 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: Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat are about 30 degrees apart from each other. Since 15 degrees of longitudinal extent is equal to roughly 1 hour of time, hence the difference between sunrise and sunset is 2 hours. But they show the same time as India used 82.5 degrees longitude as its standard meridian for time.

4. The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Why?

Ans: The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance due to the following reasons:

India has access to African and Southeast Asian nations due to its central location.

Due to this India has good trade relations with Southeast Asian nations, Gulf nations and even with the African nations.

The monsoons in India are also due to the presence of the Indian Ocean.

5. Identify the following with the help of map reading.

i. The Island groups of India lying in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

Ans: Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

ii. The countries constituting Indian Subcontinent.

Ans: Countries in the Indian Subcontinent are India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan.

iii. The states through which the Tropic of Cancer passes.

Ans: The Tropic of Cancer passes through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram.

iv. The northernmost latitude in degrees.

Ans: 37°6′ N

v. The southernmost latitude of the Indian mainland in degrees.

Ans: 8°4′ N

vi. The eastern and the western most longitude in degrees.

Ans:   Western longitude is 68°7′ E and the Eastern longitude is 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 Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.

NCERT SST Geography Book Chapter 1: India Size and Location Class 9 – A Brief Overview

In this chapter from Class 9 SST Geography Chapter 1, students will learn in detail regarding India’s location and its size. The subtopics covered under this chapter are–

India’s location

India’s size

India and the world

India’s neighbours

Apart from discussing the topics mentioned above, this chapter will also motivate students to read maps and answer questions with the help of a map.

Geography is a crucial subject, not only from an exam point of view but also for practical application. Hence, a clear comprehension of this chapter is essential. Keeping the above points in mind, our expert Geography teachers have curated the solutions for Class 9 SST Geography Chapter 1. They have provided an in-depth analysis of each question in a lucid language to enable a better understanding of this chapter. Our study guides also come with shortcut techniques to help you improve your chances of scoring better marks.

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Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 – Question 1

Question 1 from Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 consists of five multiple-choice questions. The questions are based on the following topics –

i. Tropic of Cancer – Answering questions based on the Tropic of Cancer requires an in-depth understanding of the same. While reading through the first chapter of their NCERT Geography book, students will learn that the Tropic of Cancer divides India into two equal parts.

You can refer to our solutions for Geography Chapter 1 Class 9 to know which states the Tropic of Cancer does not pass through.

ii. Longitudes – To answer correctly, you should understand the exact location of India. Students will know after reading this chapter that the Indian mainland extends between latitudes 8°4’N and 37°6’N and longitudes 68°7’E and 97°25’E.

Knowing the latitudes and longitudes are essential as you might be asked to point the exact locations on a map during their examination.

iii. Neighbouring countries of India – If you read into the given chapter, you will learn that India occupies a very strategic position in South Asia. The country shares its boundaries with several countries such as China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan etc.

Students will learn how over the years, the land routes through these neighbouring countries have contributed to the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times.

iv. Union Territories of India – To answer this question, you first need to know what Union Territories of India are. Union Territories of India are different from the states because they are directly governed by the Central Government of India. You should also be aware that India has seven Union Territories. It is essential to know the name of all the Union Territories as it might come as a map pointing question in their examinations.

v. Borders of India - Knowing which country India shares her borders with is significant from an exam point of view. Additionally, considering that the readers are in their formative years, an accurate idea of the country is ideally imperative. Since India lies across a vast area of 3.28 million square km, it shares its borders with several countries.

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Class 9 Social Science Geography Chapter 1 – Question 2

The second question from Geography Ch 1 Class 9 comprises of four parts which cover the following topics-

i. India’s Group of Islands – Under this topic from Geography Chapter 1 Class 9, students will learn in detail about India’s group of islands – Andaman and Nicobar island and Lakshadweep islands. You will further come to know that the Andaman and Nicobar islands lie in the bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep islands are situated in the Arabian sea.

ii. The Countries Which Cover More Surface Area than India – In this section students will be able to memorise the names of those countries which cover a larger surface area than India. You can go through our to gain an idea about these countries such as Russia, Canada, USA etc.

iii. The Island Countries that are India’s Southern Neighbours – This section from Social Science Std 9 Chapter 1 will test a student’s knowledge of the island countries that lie south of India.

Students should first read this chapter thoroughly to have a clear grasp of the topic that is being discussed. After reading through the chapter, they should attempt this section on their own. Post-completion, refer to our solutions to cross-check your answers.

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Class 9 SST Geography Chapter 1 – Question 3

This question from Geography Ch 1 Class 9 is a situation based question. Students have been presented with a situation for which they will have to provide a suitable explanation. In the question, students are told that though the sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the west, the watches show the same time. Based on their understanding of the given text, students will have to write a suitable explanation as an answer.

Before answering this question, students will have to understand the concept behind Indian standard time. The standard meridian of India (82°30’E) which passes through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh is taken as the standard time for the whole country. Students will also know if they go through their CBSE Class 9 Geography Chapter 1, that 82°30’E is taken as the standard meridian of India because it lies 82.5 degrees east of the Greenwich meridian.

While going through our NCERT Solution For Class 9 Geography Chapter 1, students will also be able to have a clear understanding as to how the longitudinal gap between two states influences the day and night as one moves from south to north.

They will learn through the solutions, compiled by our expert faculty, that since Arunachal Pradesh is in the east, sunrise happens two hours earlier as compared to that of Gujarat.

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Geography Chapter 1 Class 9 – Question 4

The fourth question from Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 is a crucial question which will test your understanding of this chapter. You will state reasons as to why India’s location at the top of the Indian ocean is considered significant.

To answer this question, you will have to go through the chapter carefully or refer to our Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 Solutions which will help you with suitable pointers for this answer. However, before going through our answer, you must try to solve this answer for yourself.

Some of the pointers for this answer that you will find in our solution for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 are –

i. The central location of India at the top of Indian ocean has given India its distinct climate

ii. Students can also write about how this helps India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with the Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast. Students will learn how India has a strategic advantage due to the trans-Indian Ocean routes which connect the European countries with the East Asian countries.

iii. With the help of our NCERT Solution of Class 9 Geography Chapter 1, you can also write about how the vast coastline and natural harbours. These have helped India to carry out trade and commerce easily with both its neighbouring and distant countries since ancient times.

You will find the above pointers and more in our study materials compiled by expert teachers of geography. The importance of this chapter from an examination point of view only reinstates the importance of our solutions for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1. Download our solutions which are easy to understand and memorise and therefore will help you to achieve better results in your exams.

Geography Chapter 1 Class 9 – Question 5

For this question from Class 9 Geography Chapter 1, students are required to point out different physical features of India on a map. Maps are an essential part of geography which shows us geographical features like rivers, cities, mountains, states of a country or state or the whole world. So it’s very crucial for a student planning to take up geography for their higher studies to learn how to read a map.

In this question, students are required to answer a series of questions based on their reading of a map of India. Students should study a map of India carefully before attempting this question. After attempting this question, students will be able to remember clearly –

i. The island groups of India lying in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal

ii. The countries that constitute the Indian subcontinent

iii. The latitude and longitude within which the Indian mainland lies in degrees

iv. The strait that separates Sri Lanka from India

v. All the seven Union Territories of India

vi. The place situated on three seas

vii. The states through which Tropic of Cancer passes

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1. What are the topics and subtopics covered in class 9 social science contemporary India chapter 1?

The topics and subtopics covered in class 9 social science contemporary India chapter 1:

Size and Location of India

What are the latitudinal and longitudinal extensions of India?

The total area of India and the land boundary.

Indian Ocean- the central location of India.

What are the countries that lie on the eastern coast and the western coast of India?

What are the neighbouring countries of India?

After each subtopic, there are various activities to assess students' grasp of these concepts. All of these practice questions can be found in the NCERT Answers for Class 9 Social Science Modern India Chapter 1 - Size and location. These answers are written and curated exactly as anticipated in the test, assisting students in understanding the right method to answer the question.

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

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

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

(iv) Which island countries are our southern neighbours?

Following Answers are given below:- 

(i) The Lakshadweep islands lie in the Arabian Sea to the southwest of the mainland and the Andaman and Nicobar islands lie in the Bay of Bengal to the southeast of the mainland.

(ii) The countries which are larger than India - Russia, Canada, U.S.A, China, Brazil and Australia. Russia is the largest of all countries, with an area of 17.09 sq.km, while India has an area of 3.28 sq.km.

(iii) The Andaman and Nicobar islands lie to the south-east of India in the Bay Of Bengal. The total length of the coastline, including the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar and the Lakshadweep, is 7,516.6 km.

(iv) The island countries that are our southern neighbours are Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Maldives Islands are situated to the south of the Lakshadweep Islands, whereas Sri Lanka is separated from India by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar.

The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India is about 30°. The breadth of the east-west extent is less than the width of the north-south extent. While travelling from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, there is a two-hour time difference. Because Arunachal Pradesh is on the eastern edge of India, the sun rises sooner than in Gujarat. The time along the Standard Meridian of India (82°30'E) passing through Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) is used as the country's standard time. When one progresses from south to north, the latitudinal extent determines the length of day and night. As a result, all watches in the country display the same time.

4. Why must students refer to the NCERT Solutions for class 9 social science contemporary India chapter 1?

NCERT solutions is one of the most sought after study materials by the students. This is referred to by almost all the students as well as teachers to guide them. Students must and should refer to the NCERT solutions for the following reasons: 

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The solutions are filled with different short cut techniques and tips to help answer the questions quickly and accurately. 

The solutions are available as free PDF downloads for easy access. Students just need to download them and refer whenever it is necessary for them.

5. Name the union territories of India as mentioned in Class 9 Social Science?

There are 9 Union Territories of India. They are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The first chapter of NCERT Social Science covers the details of the size and location of India in detail and Vedantu’s solutions for Class 9 Social Science has detailed explanations of the same, which is available for free of cost to all.

6. What nations are considered as the neighbors of India?

India’s land boundaries include Afghanistan, Pakistan in the northwestern direction, Nepal, Bhutan and also China from the Northern side and Bangladesh and Myanmar from the Eastern side. Sri Lanka and Maldives form the Southern border. The chapter also covers other important landmarks and surrounding water bodies and all of these can also be asked to be marked on the map.

7. What is the size and location of Indian territory?

India has a land area of around 3.28 million square kilometres. This is referred to as India's landmass. The whole area constitutes 2.4 percent of the total area covered by the earth. The country has a land limit of 15,200 km and a coastline of 7516.6 km, making it the seventh-largest in the world. This coastline includes the islands of Andaman and Nicobar as well as Lakshadweep. India is located between latitudes 8°4'N and 37°6'N and longitudes 68°7'E and 97°25'E.

8. How can I download the solutions for Class 9 Social Science Chapter 1?

Chapter 1 of Class 9 Social science, Contemporary India is India- size and location. To download the solutions for this chapter, follow the instructions mentioned below:

Click on the link of NCERT Solutions Class 9 Social Science Contemporary India on the Vedantu website(vedantu.com).

The webpage to Vedantu Social Science Contemporary India will open. Click on Chapter 1, India- Size and location.

The solutions to the chapter will be displayed on the screen. You can also download the solutions by clicking on Download PDF. This will save the PDF for offline use. One can also access the same on the Vedantu Mobile App.

9. Which are the islands of India?

India has two major island groupings. These are the islands of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are located in the Gulf of Bengal, whereas the Lakshadweep islands are located in the Arabian Sea. All of this is covered in detail in Vedantu's NCERT Class 9 Solutions for Modern India. Pupils may study essential landmarks and geographical extent, as well as other vital topics, from expert-prepared answers, all for free.

10. What is the size and location of India Class 9?

Location of India

Northern Hemisphere: India is located entirely in the northern hemisphere.

Central Asia: It occupies a central location in Asia, bordering both eastern and western parts of the continent.

Latitudes and Longitudes: The country falls between 8°4' North to 37°6' North latitude and 68°7' East to 97°25' East longitude.

Tropic of Cancer: This imaginary line (23°30'N) roughly divides India into two halves.

Islands: India has two island groups:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Located in the Bay of Bengal to the southeast of the mainland.

Lakshadweep Islands: Situated in the Arabian Sea to the southwest.

Size of India 

Roughly 3,287,263 square kilometers (7th largest country globally).

2.4% of the world's total landmass.

Dimensions:

Extends 3,124 kilometers from north to south (Jammu & Kashmir to Kanyakumari).

Stretches 2,993 kilometers from east to west (Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat).

Coastline: Approximately 7,516.6 kilometers long, with water bodies on three sides.

Land Boundary: Around 15,200 kilometers.

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India is one of the most ancient civilizations that existed on this earth. This chapter discusses the size and location of India.

Sub-topics covered under NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1

1.1 location.

This topic defines India’s geographical location. It also tells that India lies in the Northern hemisphere of the world. Apart from that, the tropic of cancer divides India into almost two equal halves. On the other hand, apart from the mainland in the Bay of Bengal lies the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in the Arabian Sea lies the Lakshadweep.

This topic describes the land area or mass that India covers on the Earth. Besides, the total landmass of India covers an area of 3.28 million square km (32.8 Lakh km) which is around 2.4 percent of the total geographical area of the earth. Apart from that, India is the seventh-largest nation in the world. Furthermore, the topic describes the various other features of the Indian landmass.

1.3 India and the World

This topic tells the various benefits that the Indian sub-continent have due to its location in the center of West and East Asia. India’s sea routes connect the countries of East Asia and Europe in the West. Also, India uses these sea routes for trade for centuries.

1.4 India’s Neighbors

This topic firstly tells that India has 7 union territories and 29 states. After this, the topic talks about India’s neighbor who is Pakistan, Afghanistan, China (Tibet), Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Besides, these there are two more Island countries that are our neighbor namely Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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Question 1. National Highway-7 is the longest national highway in India, which traverses between Varanasi and Kanya Kumari. Identify the places en route from North to South.

Question 2. Assertion: In India, the.east coast has more seaports than the west coast.

A. Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

The eastern coasts cut through the three states viz. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The Cauvery delta is the most important sub-region in Tamil Nadu and the Krishna Godavari Delta is the most important landmark in Andhra Pradesh while the Mahanadi Delta is the most important landmark in Orissa.

Eastern Coastal plain lies between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal and is more extensive and wide than its western counterpart. They represent an emergent coast while it‘s western counterpart is an example of submerging coast. The region receives both the Northeast and Southwest monsoon rains with its annual rainfall averaging between 1,000 mm and 3,000 mm. The width of the plains varies between 100 to 130 kilometres. The region is wider, gets more rainfall, more hot and humid, more discontinuous and more fertile & irrigated in comparison to the western plains. At places, the plains are bordered with dunes. Mangrove forests also grow in this region. Lagoons are also found here. This plain is broadly divided into:

  • Coromandal Coast: Ranges from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu to False Divi Point in Andhra Pradesh, which is just at the apex of the Krishna River delta.
  • The region between the Krishna and Mahanadi for which an old tem Northern Circars is sometimes used. Some classify it as Andhra Pradesh coastal plains.
  • Mahanadi Delta. Another broader term used is Utkal Coast, which also includes the Chilika Lake.

Question 3. A major line of latitude that passes through Mizoram also passes through which one of the following states?

D.  Jharkhand (Ranchi)

The latitudinal line is the Tropic of Cancer. It passes through 8 (Eight) States: Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura, and Mizoram.

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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Geography provides students with extensive knowledge to score well in the annual exam. The faculty mainly focus on the applications of concepts to build an informative approach among the Class 9 students. Students might find it difficult to answer the exercise questions, as the chapters are completely theoretical. The NCERT solutions help students to understand the chapter and revise the entire syllabus a few days prior to the exam.

The solutions cover all the questions given in the NCERT Class 9 textbook. If a student finds it challenging to get an answer to the question, they can refer to these solutions. Answers to these questions come with detailed step-by-step explanations from the examination perspective. Students referring to the NCERT Class 9 Social Science solutions will find it easier to fetch more marks in the exams.

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Chapter 1: india size and location.

This chapter takes students through an insightful journey of India’s enormous size and geographical location. The exercise contains 4 questions, and the answers to all of them are provided in the solutions. Apart from these questions, one question is based on map skills. Under the project and activity section, 2 questions are given so that students can explore more about India’s size and location.

Topics Covered in Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 India Size and Location 

  • India and the World
  • India’s Neighbours

List of Map Items in  C lass 9 Geography Chapter 1 India Size and Location :

  • India – States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian (Location and Labelling)

Chapter 2: Physical Features of India

The land of India displays great physical variation. Geologically, the peninsular plateau constitutes one of the ancient landmasses on the earth’s surface. The Himalayas and the Northern Plains are the most recent landforms. In this chapter, students will learn about the physical features of India. The exercise contains 6 regular questions and one map-based question.

Topics Covered in Class 9 Geography Chapter 2 Physical Features of India 

  • Major Physiographic Divisions – Himalayan Mountains, Northern Plains, Peninsular Plateau, Indian Desert, Coastal Plains, Islands

List of Map Items in  C lass 9 Geography Chapter 2 Physical Features of India 

  • Mountain Ranges: The Karakoram, The Zasker, The Shivalik, The Aravali, The Vindhya, The Satpura, Western & Eastern Ghats
  • Mountain Peaks – K2, Kanchan Junga, Anai Mudi
  • Plateau – Deccan Plateau, Chotta Nagpur Plateau, Malwa Plateau
  • Coastal Plains – Konkan, Malabar, Coromandel & Northern Circar (Location and Labelling)

Chapter 3: Drainage

The chapter will help students to understand the river system of India. The exercise questions are mainly based on topics such as the water divide, the river basin of India, peninsular rivers, the benefits of rivers and lakes and the importance of rivers for the country’s economy. A few questions are also based on maps and project activities.

Topics Covered in Class 9 Geography Chapter 3 Drainage 

  • Drainage Systems in India
  • The Himalayan Rivers – Ganga and Brahmaputra River System
  • The Peninsular Rivers – Narmada Basin, Tapti Basin, Godavari Basin, Mahanadi Basin, Krishna Basin, Kaveri Basin
  • Role of Rivers in the Economy
  • River Pollution

List of Map Items in  C lass 9 Geography Chapter 3 Drainage 

  • Rivers: (Identification only)
  • The Himalayan River Systems – The Indus, The Ganges, and The Satluj
  • The Peninsular rivers – The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna, The Godavari, The Mahanadi
  • Lakes: Wular, Pulicat, Sambhar, Chilika

Chapter 4: Climate

The world is divided into a number of climatic regions. In this chapter, students will learn about the type of climate that India has and why it is so. At the end of the chapter, the exercise consists of 8 questions. Out of which, one is MCQ type, some are short answer questions, some are based on the reasons, and some are descriptive ones.

Topics Covered in Class 9 Geography Chapter 4 Climate

  • Climatic Controls
  • Factors influencing India’s climate – Latitude, Altitude, Pressure and Winds (excluding Jet Streams and Western Cyclonic Disturbances and related figures)
  • The Seasons – Cold Weather Season, Hot Weather Season, Advancing Monsoon, Retreating/Post Monsoons
  • Distribution of Rainfall
  • Monsoon as a Unifying Bond

List of Map Items in  C lass 9 Geography Chapter 4 Climate 

  • Areas receiving rainfall less than 20 cm and over 400 cm (Identification only)

Chapter 5: Natural Vegetation and Wildlife

India has a wide variety of flora and fauna, forests and wildlife. In this chapter, students will learn about them in-depth. The chapter also consists of 2 maps, one explaining India’s Natural Vegetation and the other explaining India’s Wildlife Reserves. The exercise has 6 questions, out of which one is an MCQ, one is a short answer question, and one is based on distinguishing between two topics, and the remaining questions are descriptive in nature.

Topics Covered in Class 9 Geography Chapter 5 Natural Vegetation and Wildlife 

  • Types of Vegetation – Tropical Evergreen Forests, Tropical Deciduous Forests, Thorn Forests and Shrubs, Montane Forests, Mangrove Forests

List of Map Items in  C lass 9 Geography Chapter 5 Natural Vegetation and Wildlife 

  • Vegetation Type: Tropical Evergreen Forest, Tropical Deciduous Forest, Thorn Forest, Montane Forests and Mangrove – For identification only
  • National Parks: Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambore, Shivpuri, Kanha, Simlipal & Manas
  • Bird Sanctuaries: Bharatpur and Ranganthitto
  • Wild Life Sanctuaries: Sariska, Mudumalai, Rajaji, Dachigam (Location and Labelling)

Chapter 6: Population

The population is a pivotal element in Social Studies. It is the point of reference from which all other elements are observed. ‘Resources’, ‘calamities’ and ‘disasters’ are all meaningful only in relation to human beings. Their numbers, distribution, growth and characteristics or qualities provide the basic background for understanding and appreciating all aspects of the environment. So, in this chapter, students will get to know how the population plays an important role in the development of India. The exercise has 6 questions, and students can find the answers to all of the solutions through the links provided above.

Topics Covered in Class 9 Geography Chapter 6 Population 

  • Population Size and Distribution – India’s Population Size and Distribution by Numbers, India’s Population Distribution by Density
  • Population Growth and Processes of Population Change – Population Growth, Processes of Population Change/Growth

List of Map Items in  C lass 9 Geography Chapter 6 Population 

  • The state having the highest and lowest density of population (location and labelling)

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India-Size and Location Class 9 Extra Questions and Answer Geography Chapter 1 Very Short Answers Type

Question 1. In which hemisphere does India lie? Answer: India lies in Northern hemisphere.

Question 2. Give the longitudinal and latitudinal extent of the main land of India. Answer: The longitudinal and latitudinal extent of the main land of India approximately the same i.e., 30°.

Question 3. What is the longitudinal and latitudinal extent of Andaman and Nicobar islands? Answer: The longitudinal and latitudinal extent of Andaman and Nicobar islands are 92°40′ E and 12°00′ N respectively.

Question 4. What is the longitudinal and latitudinal extent of the Lakshadweep islands? Answer: The longitudinal and latitudinal extent of the Lakshadweep islands are 70°00′ E and 10°00′ N respectively.

Question 5. What is the southernmost point of the Indian Union known as? Answer: The southernmost point of the Indian Union is known as Indira Point.

Question 6. What is the area of the Indian land mass? Answer: The area of the India land mass is 3.28 million sq.km.

Question 7. Area-wise which is the largest country in the world? Answer: Russia is the largest country in the world.

Question 8. What is the land boundary of India? Answer: The land boundary of India is about 15,000 km.

Question 9. What is the latitudinal extent of India from Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south? Answer: The latitudinal extent of India from Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south is 3,214 km.

Question 10. What is India’s longitudinal extent from the Rann of Kutch in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east? Answer: India’s longitudinal extent from the Rann of Kutch in the west Arunachal Pradesh in the east is 2,933 km.

Question 11. What is the time lag from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh? Answer: From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh there is a time lag of two hours.

Question 12. How is the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 advantageous for India? Answer: India’s distance from Europe has been reduced by 7,000 km.

Question 13. Name two countries that share land boundaries with India in the northwests, Answer: Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Question 14. Name the countries that lie in the north of India. Answer: China (Tibet), Nepal and Bhutan.

Question 15. Which two countries are our eastern neighbours? Answer: Myanmar and Bangladesh are our eastern neighbours.

India-Size and Location Class 9 Extra Questions and Answer Geography Chapter 1 Short Answers Type

Question 1. Give a brief description of India’s neighbours. Answer:

  • India shares its land boundary with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the northwest, China (Tibet), Nepal and Bhutan in the north and Myanmar and Bangladesh are our eastern neighbours.
  • Our southern neighbours across the sea consist of two island countries, namely Sri Lanka and Maldives.
  • Sri Lanka is separated from India by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar while Maldives Islands are situated to the south of the Lakshadweep Islands.

Question 2. Give a brief description of the size of India’s landmass. Answer: Land area is a country’s total area, excluding area under inland water bodies that includes major rivers and lakes.

  • The land mass of India has an area of 3.28 million square km. India’s total’s area accounts for about 2.4 percent of the total geographical area of the world. India is the seventh largest country of the world.
  • India has a land boundary of about 15,200 km and the total length of the coast line of the mainland including Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep is 7,516.6 km.
  • India measures 3,214 km from north to south and 2,933 km from east to west.

Question 3. How would you justify the naming of the Indian Ocean after India. Answer: The following points justify the naming of the Indian Ocean after India: (i) The Indian landmass has a central location between the East and the West Asia.

(ii) The Deccan Peninsula which is the southernmost extension of India, protrudes into the Indian Ocean. This helps India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast.

(iii) No other country has a long coastline on the Indian ocean as India has and indeed, it is India’s eminent position in the Indian Ocean which justifies the naming of an ocean after it.

Question 4. Describe the Location of India. Answer: (i) India lies entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. The mainland extends between latitudes 8°4′ N and 37°6′ N and longitudes 68°7′ E and 97°25′ E.

(ii) The Tropic of Cancer (23°30′ N) divides the country into almost two equal parts. To the southeast and southwest of the mainland, lie the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the Lakshadweep islands in the bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea respectively.

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Question 1. What was the significance of India’s central location in ancient times? Answer: The central location of India at the head of the Indian ocean is considered of great significance because of the following reasons: (i) The Trans Indian Ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the west and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic central location to India.

(ii) The Deccan peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean helps India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with southwest and East Asia from the eastern coast.

(iii) No other country has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean as India has. It is India’s eminent position in the Indian ocean which justifies the naming of an ocean after it.

(iv) India’s contacts with the world have continued through the ages but her relationships through the land routes are much older than her maritime contacts.

(v) The various passes across the mountains in the north have provided passages to the ancient travellers, while the oceans restricted such interaction for a long time. These routes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times.

(vi) The ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchtantra, the Indian numerals and the decimal system thus could reach many parts of the world.

(vii) The spices, Muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries, on the other hand, the influence of Greek sculpture, and the architectural styles of dome and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of our country.

Question 2. Describe the location and size of India. Answer: Land area is a country’s total area, excluding area under inland water bodies that includes major rivers and lakes.

India lies entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. The mainland extends between latitudes 8°4′ N and 37°6′ N and longitudes 68°7′ E and 97°25′ E.

The Tropic of Cancer (23°30′ N) divides the country into almost two equal parts. To the southeast and southwest of the mainland, lie the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the Lakshadweep islands in the bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea respectively.

Question 3. Describe the geographical importance of India. Answer: (i) India is located more or less at the centre of four continents—Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. The Indian Ocean connects India with other parts of the world through sea routes.

(ii) India’s long coastline on the Indian Ocean is of great importance. Such situation of India has contributed much towards the control over the Indian ocean.

(iii) India enjoys a vast scope of oceanic trade and commerce with other countries. Being bounded by the Indian Ocean in the south, the country is able to use ocean routes due to this opening in the seas.

(iv) The presence of the lofty Himalayas in the north checks the inward flow of the south-west monsoon to make rain. It is due to the Himalayas that we do not feel the severity of the winter.

(v) The location of the Himalayas, the Indian desert and the Indian Ocean offer India to build strong Indian Military and Navy.

India-Size and Location Class 9 Extra Questions and Answer Geography Chapter 1 Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Quest

Question 1. How does India occupy an important strategic position in South Asia? Answer: (i) India occupies an important strategic position in South Asia because the Indian Ocean allows routes to other countries in Europe.

(ii) The oil rich countries of the Persian Gulf are in close proximity and no other country has a long coastline along the Indian Ocean.

(iii) India shares its land boundaries with Pakistan, Afghanistan, China (Tibet), Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Our southern neighbours across the sea consists of the two island countries Sri-Lanka and Maldives.

(iv) India has had strong geographical and historical links with her neighbours. If we look at the physical map of Asia we will notice how India stands apart from he rest of Asia.

Question 2. Which group of islands is located in the Arabian Sea? Give two features of these islands. Answer: The Lakshadweep Islands group is located in the Arabian Sea. Two features of these Islands

  • The islands group lies close to the Malabar coast of Kerala. They are composed of small coral islands. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is governed by the Union Government of India.
  • Kavarati serves as the capital of this Union Territory. This island group has a great diversity of flora and fauna.

India-Size and Location Class 9 Extra Questions and Answer Geography Chapter 1 Value-based Questions (VBQs)

Question 1. “India’s land routes have been important since ancient times.” Support this statements with valid points. Answer: (i) India’s contacts with the world have continued through the ages but her relationships through the land routes are much older than her maritime contacts.

(ii) The various passes across the mountains in the north have provided passages to the ancient travellers, while the oceans restricted such interaction for a long time. These routes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times.

(iii) The ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchtantra, the Indian numerals and the decimal system thus could reach many parts of the world.

(iv) The spices, Muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries, on the other hand, the influence of Greek sculpture, and the architectural styles of dome and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of our country.

Question 2. Which values are associated with India’s long coastline? Answer: (i) The total length of the coastline of the mainland including two island groups namely Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep is 7,516.6 km.

(ii) It is the coastal region that provides India with a number of sea-ports, minor as well as major, and harbours to take on large scale sea-trade activities which are cheapest means of transport and helped India carry on its international trade.

(iii) The long coastline offers India a huge scope of power-generation. It is possible for the country to install hydro power plants in the sea and get energy needs for the people of coastal areas of the country.

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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 – India-size and Location (Social Science), contains solutions to various questions in Exercise for Chapter 1.  At the end of the Solutions, all the keywords which are important to understand India-size and Location Class 9 Geography, have been explained in a simple and easy to understand manner. NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Social Science  help to check the concept you have learnt from detailed classroom sessions and application of your knowledge.

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Ques.1: Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below.

(i) The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

(a) Rajasthan (b) Odisha (c) Chhattisgarh (d) Tripura

Answer: (b) Odisha

(ii) The easternmost longitude of India is

(a) 97° 25′ E (b) 68° 7′ E (c) 77° 6′ E (d) 82° 32′ E

Answer: (a) 97° 25′ E

(iii) Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with

(a) China (b) Bhutan (c) Nepal (d) Myanmar

Answer: (c) Nepal

(iv) If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India you will be going to

(a) Puducherry (b) Lakshadweep (c) Andaman and Nicobar (d) Daman and Diu

Answer: (b) Lakshadweep

(v) My friend hails from a country which does not share a land boundary with India. Identify the country.

(a) Bhutan (b) Tajikistan (c) Bangladesh (d) Nepal

Answer: (b) Tajikistan

Ques.2: Answer the following questions briefly.

(i) Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian Sea. (ii) Name the countries which are larger than India. (iii) Which island group of India lies to its south-east? (iv) Which island countries are our southern neighbours?

(i) The island group lying in the Arabian Sea is the Lakshadweep Islands. As the island group lies within the latitudinal extent, i.e. 8⁰4’N to 37⁰6’N and the longitudinal extent, i.e. 68⁰7’E to 97⁰25’E of the Indian mainland, so it is considered as a part of the Indian territory.

(ii) India is the seventh-largest country in the world. The six countries which are larger than India are Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil, and Australia.

(iii) The island group of Andaman & Nicobar Islands lies to the south-east of India in the Bay of Bengal. Since the island group lies within the latitudinal extent, i.e. 8⁰4’N to 37⁰6’N and the longitudinal extent, i.e. 68⁰7’E to 97⁰25’E of the Indian mainland, henceforth, it is a part of the Indian territory.

(iv) The countries of Sri Lanka and the Maldives are our southern neighbours. Sri Lanka is separated from India by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar, while the Maldives islands lie in the Indian Ocean, to the south of the Lakshadweep islands.

Ques.3: 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.3: The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh in the east as compared to Gujarat in the west even though the watches show the same time. It happens because the time across all the regions of India is considered the same as the time on the 82⁰30’ E longitude since this longitude has been adopted as the Standard Meridian of India,  which means that the time of this longitude is considered as the standard time across the entire nation. It passes through the city of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, which is situated almost at the center of the nation.

Ques.4: The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Why?

Ans.4: The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance because:

(a) India is located centrally at the head of the Indian Ocean, with the Deccan Peninsula protruding into the Ocean. This helps India to establish close contacts with Europe, and Africa, along with West, Southeast, and East Asia. (b) India holds an eminent position in the Indian Ocean. This provides India with easy access to the countries lying on both the East and the West. (c) The countries of Europe and East Asia are connected through the Indian Ocean, making India a strategically important nation.

Important Terms Relevant for NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 – India-size and Location

Latitude: These are the imaginary lines running horizontally over the globe in the east-west direction.

Longitude: These are the imaginary lines running vertically over the globe in the north-south direction.

Equator: An imaginary latitude that divides the earth in two equal halves.

Meridian: It is the circle of a latitude passing through poles.

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Geography (Social Science)

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  • Chapter 3 – Drainage
  • Chapter 4 – Climate
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  • Chapter 6 – Population

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Exercise on page 6, 1. choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below ..

( i ) The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

( a ) Rajasthan ( b ) Odisha

( c ) Chhattisgarh ( d ) Tripura

Ans . ( b ) Odisha

( ii ) The Easternmost longitude of India is

( a ) 97 ° 25’E

( b ) 68 ° 7’E

( c ) 77 ° 6’E

( d ) 82 ° 32’E

Ans . ( a ) 97 ° 25’E

( iii ) Uttarakhand , Uttar Pradesh , Bihar , West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with

( a ) China ( b ) Bhutan

( c ) Nepal ( d ) Myanmar

Ans . ( c ) Nepal

( 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 ) Puducherry ( b ) Lakshadweep

( c ) Andaman and Nicobar ( d ) Daman and Diu

Ans . ( b ) Lakshadweep

( v ) My friend hails from a country which does not share land boundary with India . Identify the country .

( a ) Bhutan ( b ) Tajikistan

( c ) Bangladesh ( d ) Nepal

Ans . ( b ) Tajikistan

2. Answer the following questions briefly .

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

Ans . Lakshadweep islands lie in the Arabian sea .

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

Ans . Russia , Canada , USA , China , Brazil and Australia are the countries larger than India .

( iii ) Which island group of India lies to its South – East ?

Ans . Andaman and Nicobar islands lies to the South – East of India .

( iv ) Which island countries are our Southern neighbours ?

Ans . Sri Lanka and Maldives are the two island countries that are the Southern neighbours of India .

3. 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 . From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh there is a time lag of two hours , but the watches show the same time . It is because the time along the Standard Meridian of India ( 82 ° 30 ‘ E ) passing through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh is taken as the standard time for the whole country .

4. The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance . Why ?

Ans . The central location of India at the head of the Indian ocean is of great significance due to the following reasons

( i ) Sea trade links could be established with countries of East Africa , West Asia , Europe , East and South East Asia .

( ii ) Central location at the head of the Indian Ocean , gave India an easy access to the outside world from all areas .

( iii ) This also ensured that people coming from outside India could enter India through sea route .

( iv ) East and West coasts gave India a strategic advantage to do trade with both Eastern and Western countries .

( v ) It has given India a distinct climate than the rest of the Asian Continent .

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( i ) The island groups of India lying in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal .

Ans . Lakshadweep islands lie in the Arabian sea and Andaman and Nicobar islands lie in the Bay of Bengal .

( ii ) The countries constituting the Indian subcontinent .

Ans . India , Pakistan , Nepal , Bhutan , Bangladesh , Sri Lanka and Maldives .

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

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

( iv ) The Northernmost latitude in degrees .

Ans . 37 ° 6’N

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

Ans . 8 ° 4’N

( vi ) The Eastern and the Western – most longitude in degrees .

Ans . 68 ° 7 ‘ E 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 islands , Chandigarh , Dadra & Nagar Haveli , Daman and Diu , Lakshadweep , Puducherry , Delhi , Ladakh , Jammu and Kashmir .

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Find out on page 2.

1. Why 82 ° 30’E has been selected as the Standard Meridian of India ?

Ans . 82 ° 30’E is selected as the standard meridian of India because there is a time lag of 2 hours from the extreme East ( Arunachal Pradesh ) to the extreme West ( Gujarat ) of India . Time at each location is different which creates confusion . To avoid . confusions and difficulties arising out of local time differences , a meridian that is centrally located is chosen . This meridian in India is at 82 ° 30 ‘ E which passes through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh is also known as Standard Meridian of India .

2. Why is the difference between day and night durations hardly felt at Kanyakumari , but not so in Kashmir ? [ CBSE 2015 ]

Ans . The difference of day and night is hardly felt in Kanyakumari because it lies South of the Tropic of Cancer , closer to the equator .

As equator receives direct Sunrays , there is not much difference in day and night there .

On the other hand , Kashmir lies North of the Tropic of Cancer , far from the equator . There is significant difference of 4-5 hours between day and night . Sun rays are not direct they are slanting here .

So the difference between day and night in Kashmir and Kanyakumari is due to their latitudinal location .

Find Out on page 4

3. Find out the number of Union Territories along the Western and Eastern coasts .

Ans . Union Territories along the

( i ) Western Coast Lakshadweep , Daman and Diu , Dadra and Nagar Haveli .

( ii ) Eastern Coast Puducherry , Andaman and Nicobar islands .

4. Find out area – wise which is the smallest and which is the largest state .

Ans . Area – wise

( i ) Largest State Rajasthan ( 342239 sq km )

( ii ) Smallest State Goa ( 3702 sq km )

5. Find out the states which do not have an international border or lie on the coast .

Ans . States which do not have international border or lie on the coast are Haryana , Jharkhand , Madhya Pradesh , Telangana and Chhattisgarh .

6. Classify the states into four groups each having common frontiers with

( i ) Pakistan ( ii ) China

( iii ) Myanmar ( iv ) Bangladesh

Ans . States having common frontiers with

( i ) Pakistan Gujarat , Rajasthan , Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir

( ii ) China Himachal Pradesh , Uttarakhand , Sikkim , Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir

( iii ) Myanmar Manipur , Nagaland , Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram

( iv ) Bangladesh West Bengal , Assam , Meghalaya , Tripura and Mizoram

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Case Study 1: The drainage system of India is mainly controlled by the broad relief features of the subcontinent. Accordingly, the Indian rivers are divided into two major groups: the Himalayan rivers; and the Peninsular Rivers. Apart from originating from the two major physiographic regions of India, the Himalayan and the Peninsular rivers are different from each other in many ways. Most of the Himalayan rivers are perennial. It means that they have water throughout the year. These rivers receive water from rain as well as from melted snow from the loft mountains. The two major Himalayan rivers, the Indus and the Brahmaputra originate from the North of the mountain ranges. They have cut through the mountains making gorges. The Himalayan rivers have long courses from their source to the sea. They perform an intensive erosional activity in their upper courses from their source to the sea. They perform an intensive erosional activity in their upper courses and carry huge loads of silt and sand. In the middle and lower courses, these rivers form meanders, oxbow lakes, and many other depositional features in their flood plains. They also have well-developed deltas.

Which of the following is not the Himalayan river? (a) Godavari (b) Indus (c) Ganga (d) Brahmaputra

Answer: (a) Godavari

Which of the following is not the feature of the Himalayan rivers? (a) Some Himalayan rivers originate from the North of the mountain range. (b) The Himalayan rivers have shorter and shallower courses. (c) Brahmaputra is the example of Himalayan rivers. (d) None of the above

Answer: (b) The Himalayan rivers have shorter and shallower courses.

Why do some Himalayan rivers perform the intensive erosional activity? Identify the best suitable options. (a) Because they originates from high altitude. (b) These are small rivers. (c) These rivers are flows from West to East. (d) These river are non-perennial.

Answer: (a) Because they originates from high altitude.

Himalayan rivers has well developed deltas. Which among the following is the prominent cause? (a) Himalayan rivers have long courses from their source to sea. (b) They flows from mountain and carry huge loads of silt and sand. (c) They flow with high density of water. (d) All of the above

Answer: (d) All of the above

Which of the following is not the characteristics of Himalayan rivers? (a) This rivers formed deltas at their mouth. (b) The Himalayan rivers are short in length. (c) These rivers are seasonal. (d) All of the above

Answer: (a) This rivers formed deltas at their mouth.

Two statements are given in the question below as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the appropriate option. Assertion (A) Peninsular river are perennial river. Reason (R) Perennial rivers receives water from rain as well as from melted snow from the lofty mountains. Codes (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A (c) A is true, but R is false (d) A is false, but R is true

Answer: (d) A is false, but R is true

Case Study 2: The drainage system plays a crucial role in shaping the landscape and determining the flow of water in an area. In India, the drainage patterns are diverse and influenced by various factors such as topography, climate, and geological formations. The major drainage basins in India are the Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra. The Himalayan rivers have a snow-fed perennial source, resulting in the formation of large river systems. The Peninsular rivers, on the other hand, have a rain-fed source and exhibit seasonal variations in their water flow. The rivers in India not only provide water for irrigation, drinking, and industrial purposes but also serve as important transportation routes. However, the improper management of drainage systems can lead to issues such as floods, soil erosion, and water pollution.

What factors influence the drainage patterns in India? a) Political boundaries and population density b) Topography, climate, and geological formations c) Religious diversity and cultural practices d) Economic development and industrialization

Answer: b) Topography, climate, and geological formations

Which are the major drainage basins in India? a) Yamuna, Godavari, and Krishna b) Narmada, Mahanadi, and Tapti c) Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra d) Cauvery, Tungabhadra, and Pennar

Answer: c) Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra

What is the source of Himalayan rivers in India? a) Underground springs b) Lakes and reservoirs c) Rainfall and monsoons d) Snow-fed perennial glaciers

Answer: d) Snow-fed perennial glaciers

How do Peninsular rivers in India differ from Himalayan rivers? a) Peninsular rivers have a snow-fed source. b) Peninsular rivers are rain-fed and exhibit seasonal variations. c) Peninsular rivers flow through the Himalayan region. d) Peninsular rivers have a larger water volume.

Answer: b) Peninsular rivers are rain-fed and exhibit seasonal variations.

Besides water supply, what other functions do rivers serve in India? a) Formation of deltas and estuaries b) Generation of electricity through hydropower projects c) Creation of tourist attractions and scenic spots d) Development of recreational activities like boating and fishing

Answer: b) Generation of electricity through hydropower projects

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