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NCERT Solution for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 - India - Size and Location

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NCERT Textbook Solutions are considered extremely helpful when preparing for your CBSE Class 9 Geography exams. TopperLearning study resources infuse profound knowledge, and our Textbook Solutions compiled by our subject experts are no different. Here you will find all the answers to the NCERT textbook questions of Chapter 1 - India - Size and Location.

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NCERT Solution for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 - India - Size and Location Page/Excercise Map Skills

Question 1

Identify the following with the help of map reading.

  1. The Island groups of India lying in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
  2. The countries constituting the Indian subcontinent.
  3. The states through which the Tropic of Cancer passes.
  4. The northernmost latitude in degrees.
  5. The southernmost latitude of the Indian mainland in degrees.
  6. The eastern and western most longitude in degrees.
  7. The place situated on the three seas.
  8. The strait separating Sri Lanka from India.
  9. The Union Territories of India.

Solution 1


NCERT Solution for Class 9 Geography Chapter 1 - India - Size and Location Page/Excercise 6

Question 1

Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below.

Solution 1

Question 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?

Solution 2

(i) Lakshadweep Islands are the group of islands that lie in the Arabian Sea.

(ii) Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil and Australia are the countries that are larger than India.

(iii) Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie to the south-east of India.

(iv) Sri Lanka and Maldives are the two island countries that are the southern neighbours of India.

Question 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?

Solution 3

India has a vast latitudinal and longitudinal extent. As the Sun rises two hours earlier in Arunanchal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat, a time lag of two hours is caused while travelling between the two states. In order to avoid confusion, the time along the Standard Meridian of India (82 030’E) passing through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh is taken as a standard time. Hence, the watches show the same time.


Question 4

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

Solution 4

The Indian landmass is centrally located between east and west Asia. The part that is attached to the Asian continent connects India (through land routes and mountain passes) to the various countries lying to its north, west and east. The part that extends into the Indian Ocean connects India (through the trans Indian Ocean routes) to Europe, west Asia and Africa in the west and the countries of east Asia. The strategic location of India has contributed to the exchange of ideas and flourishing through land and sea, since ancient times. This is the reason why its location at the head of the Indian Ocean is significant.

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