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INDIA AT A GLANCE

India Facts Latitudinal extent 8°4′ North to 37° 6′ North Longitudinal extent 68°7′ East to 97° 25′ East North-South extent 3214 km East-West extent 2933 km Land frontiers 15200 km Total coastline 7516.6 km Number of states 28 Number of Union Territories 8 Land neighbours (7) Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar State with longest coastline Gujarat Active volcano Barren situated in Andaman and Nicobar islands Southernmost point … Read more

 States and Union Territories of India

S.No State Capital 1 Andhra Pradesh Amravati 2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 3 Assam Dispur 4 Bihar Patna 5 Chhattisgarh Raipur 6 Goa Panaji 7 Gujarat Gandhinagar 8 Haryana Chandigarh 9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla 10 Jharkhand Ranchi 11 Karnataka Bengaluru (Bangalore). 12 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram 13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 14 Maharashtra Mumbai 15 Manipur Imphal 16 Meghalaya Shillong 17 Mizoram  Aizawl 18 Nagaland Kohima 19 Odisha (Orissa) Bhubaneshwar 20 Punjab Chandigarh 21 … Read more

India Size And Location

In area, India is the seventh largest country in area, and the second largest in population after China in the world. India is the cradle of human civilisation and the mother of history. India stretches from the snow-capped Himalaya in the North to sun drenched coastal villages of the South and the highly fertile valley of Brahmaputra in the East to the barren sandy desert in the West. It covers … Read more

Sources of Earths

Most of the information about the Earth’s interior is based on inferences drawn from different sources-both direct and indirect.  Direct Sources Our knowledge about the structure and interior of the earth from direct observation is very limited. No instrument has been invented so far which can see through the interior of the earth directly. The deepest depth of an oil well drilled so far is 8 kilometers. The deepest mine … Read more

Earthquake Waves

The behaviour of the earthquake waves in the different layers of the Earth provides the most authentic evidence about the composition and structure of the Earth. For example, when an earthquake or underground nuclear test sends shock waves through the Earth, the cooler areas, which generally are rigid, transmit these waves at a higher velocity than the hotter areas. The different types of waves generated during the occurrence of an … Read more