Category: Geography of India

Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Thar Desert, Rajasthan

| August 24, 2012 | Reply

Thar Desert The Thar Desert also known as the Great Indian Desert) is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent and forms a natural boundary running along the border between India and Pakistan. With an area of more than 200,000 km2 (77,000 sq mi), it is the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert. Location and description […]

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Mountains in India

Mountains in India

| August 22, 2012 | Reply

Mountains in India A great arc of mountains, consisting of the Himalayas, Hindu Kush, and Patkai ranges define the northern Indian subcontinent. These were formed by the ongoing tectonic collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates. The mountains in these ranges include some of the world’s tallest mountains which act as a natural barrier to cold polar winds. They also […]

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Geology of India

Geology of India

| August 21, 2012 | Reply

The geology of India started with the geological evolution of rest of the Earth i.e. 4.57 Ga (billion years ago). India has a diverse geology. Different regions in India contain rocks of all types belonging to different geologic periods. Some of the rocks are badly deformed and transmuted while others are recently deposited alluvium that has yet to undergo diagenesis. Mineral deposits of great variety are […]

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Geography of India

Geography of India

| August 18, 2012 | Reply

The geography of India describes the geographic features of India, a country in South Asia. India lies largely on the Indian Plate, the northern portion of the Indo-Australian Plate, whose continental crust forms the Indian subcontinent. The country is situated north of the equator between 8°4′ and 37°6′ north latitude and 68°7′ and 97°25′ east longitude. It is the seventh-largest country in the world, with a […]

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