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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Social Science Geography Chapter 1 - India Size and Location


The chapter talks about India's features, namely, the location, size, and description of its coastline and neighbouring countries and oceans. Examples depicting the areas which have contributed to the development of India have been stated in the Introduction. It then describes India's longitudes and latitudes along with its International highway of Trade and commerce route. Information about the Mountains and Seas that connect various routes is stated. In the end, the chapter states the importance of the International route to and from India has been highlighted with sufficient examples.

  • The chapter begins with a quick introduction to India’s location, size, and routes.
  • India’s development's main factors are Agriculture, Industry, technology, and overall economic development.
  • With a vast coastline covering the Arabian Sea and most of the agriculture being done in the country, India has been on top for agriculture for ages.
  • According to the world data, India is the seventh-largest country in size with a land boundary of about 15,700 km in length.
  • The chapter mentions a key point which is the lag in time of 2 hours from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It can also be noted from the chapter that India has the longest coastline around the Indian Ocean, thus helping India to establish a connection with West Asian countries and its surroundings.
  • The chapter presents a map that describes the International highway route through which trade takes place.
  • In the end, the chapter lists out the countries with which India shares its borders and has a relationship.



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