Indian Geography InfoBank – A to Z Category Wise All Indian Geography Notes as Pdf

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A

Ajanta Caves: near Aurangabad (Maharashtra ) are famous for 29 wonderful Buddhist caves (excavated in the rock) richly ornamented with sculpture and paintings. Dating from about 150 B.C. to AD 650, it is the work of Vakatakas and early Chalukya kings.

Ajanta mountain range is spread over in Maharashtra only.

Alang: situated on the Gulf of Khambata is well-known for ship-breaking industry. (Located at Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.)

Alluvial Soil: is the most fertile soil of India. This type of soil is spread over large areas in the northern plains of India. It is the richest soil.

Ankleshwar: is famous for petroleum. Ankleswar Oil-field is situated near Surat in Gujarat state.

Aravalis: is the mountain range which stretches from Gujarat in the West to Delhi in the North. Aravalis ranges are examples of Block mountains.

These ranges run almost parallel to the direction of winds and that is why Rajasthan remains dry during South-West monsoon season and there is lack of vegetation. Aravali range is bisected by the river system Luni and Manas.

Arvali Ranges are the oldest mountains in India according to geographical history.

Asthamudi Lake: is located in Kerala.


B

Bastar: in Madhya Pradesh, is the largest district in India (area-wise).

Brackish Water Lake in India (largest): Sambhar (Rajasthan).

Buckingham Canal: is in eastern Andhra Pradesh and north-eastern Tamil Nadu. It was constructed between 1806 and 1882 along the backwaters of Coromandel coast which extends from Cape Comorin northward to the Krishna-Godavari deltas. It is also known as Kommuru Canal.

Buckingham Canal is used as a route for transporting bulk commodities to Madras (now Chennai). It is not used for irrigation.


C

Canal irrigated land in India: Of the total irrigated land in India, 40% is irrigated by canals.

Chukha (or Chokha) hydropower project:is the 336 MW project in Bhutan, completely built by India. It is the largest hydropower project in Bhutan, constructed on the river Wang Chu.

Chulgiri hills of “Barwani”: are located in the Madhya Pradesh.

City, largest in India: as per 1991 Census, Mumbai metropolis continued to be the most populated city of India, while Calcutta takes the second place. Delhi ranks third followed by Chennai.

Climograph: is a graphical representation of the differentiation between various types of climate.

Coastline of India: India’s coastline is more than 6,000 km long and its territory includes 1,256 islands. The length of India’s coastline is 7516 km. Tamil Nadu has the longest coastline in India.

Copper, largest producer: Chile is the largest copper producing country in the world. In India, copper ore is found in Bihar. India depends largely on foreign imports for copper.


D

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E

Exclusive Economic Zone, India’s: covers an area of 24 lakh sq km and the continental shelf extends upto 350 nautical miles from the coast.


F

First Cotton Mill in India: was set up in Calcutta in 1818. (It was established at Fort Gloster near Calcutta).

First Sponge Iron Plant in India: is at Kothagudam in Andhra Pradesh.

Forest Policy: The National Forest Policy of 1988 includes (1) Afforestation and development of wastelands, (2) Reforestation and replantation in existing forests, and (3) Encouraging the wood substitutes and supplying other types of fuel.

Forests: 22.88% of the total geographical area of India is covered by forests. The States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland have forest coverage of more than 75% of the total geographical area.

Madhya Pradesh has the maximum area under forest.


G

Ghotul: is a tribal youth dormitory found among Muria of Madhya Pradesh. (Dormitory is a large sleeping room with many beds).

Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur: It has a dome which is said to be one of the largest in the world.

Gondwana continent: The Indian sub-continent was originally part of a huge land mass called Gondwana continent.


H

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I

Indian Standard Time: is based on 82.5( E longitude. It is exactly 5.5 times in advance of the Greenwich time. If the earth’s rotation is reversed and it is noon at Greenwich, the IST will be 06.30. Allahabad is treated as the place of reference for determining Indian Standard Time.

Indira Point: in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the southernmost tip of India.


J

Jhum: It is a slash and burn method of shifting cultivation (called jhum) practised on rainfall-bed slopes of forest hills and dales in Arunachal Pradesh.

Jog Falls: in Karnataka (also called Gersoppa Falls) are the highest waterfalls in India. They are situated on the Sharvati river.


K

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L

Lateritic Soil: This type of soil in India is rendered infertile by the presence of excessive iron.

In India, laterite soil is found in Andhra Pradesh and Assam.


M

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N

Naga Hills: form the watershed between India and Myanmar.

National Capital Region: In addition to the entire Union Territory of Delhi, the national capital region covers parts of the States of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Negritos: are the ancient tribes of Andamans.


O

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P

Pangong Tso: is one of the world’s highest and brackish lakes in Jammu & Kashmir.

Pearl city: Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu is known as the ‘pearl city’ of India. It has the centuries-old history of pearl fishery. It is one of the principal ports of India, situated at the extreme southern point of Tamil Nadu.

Pichola Lake: is a well-known man-made lake in Udaipur (Rajasthan). In the middle of the lake there is “Lake Palace” now converted into a hotel.

Pokhran: is in the Thar desert of Rajasthan where India successfully exploded her first nuclear device on May 18, 1974.

Pushkar: is the name of a lake situated in Ajmer.


Q

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R

Rice, highest yield: The highest yield of rice per hectare in India is in West Bengal.

Rubber: The largest producer of rubber in the world is Malaysia.

In India, Kerala state is the largest producer of rubber.


S

Sahyadri: is the traditional name of Western Ghats.

Sardar Sarover Project: Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are concerned with this project.

Semi-arid regions of India: The hallmark of watershed development in the semi-arid regions of India is the undertaking of earthworks, soil conservation measures and tree plantation, so as to conserve soil moisture and recharge underground water.

Silent Valley: is in Kerala.

Sriperumbadur: a temple town in south India, is the birth place of Ramanuja.

Sugarcane production in India: accounts for nearly 25 per cent of world production. Uttar Pradesh is the largest sugarcane producing state of India.

India exports sugar to other countries because its production is in excess of the demand in the country. Cuba is the highest producer of sugarcane in the world.


T

Tapti River: This river flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat. It does not make a delta.

Tata Iron and Steel Industry: at Jamshedpur, is India’s oldest Iron and Steel industry.

Tea: India is the largest producer as well as consumer of tea in the world. Tea plantation was commercially started in India by Lord Bentinck.

Telegu Ganga Project: in Tamil Nadu envisages optimal use of surplus water of the Krishna river. It is a joint venture of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Tista: is the main river in Sikkim.

Tobacco: Andhra Pradesh leads in the production of tobacco in India.

Todas: They are aboriginal tribe of Nilgiris. The highest number of tribal population of Todas is in Tamil Nadu.

Tropic of Cancer: In India, it passes through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram.

Tropical Cyclones: of the Bay of Bengal are usually called Depressions.


U

Uranium: The largest deposits of Uranium in India are found in Bihar.


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Z

Zaskar Range: is a mountain range in Kashmir.


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