Geography of India – Part 1

What is the total area of India? (a)    3,287, 263 Km2 (b)    3,143, 270 Km2 (c)     3,376, 247 Km2 (d)    3,343, 285 Km2 Ans: (a) 3,287, 263 Km2 The total area of India is 3,287, 263 Km2 (1,269,219 sq mi). By area India is the seventh largest country in the World.  The country (mainland) is situated north of the equator between … Read more

Panidihing Bird Sanctuary is located in which of the following districts of Assam?

Panidihing Bird Sanctuary is located in Sivasagar district of Assam. Established in 1996, the sanctuary covers a total area of 33.93 km2. There are 267 species of birds identified and recorded in the Panidihing Bird Sanctuary including 70 species of migratory birds. Panidihing Bird Sanctuary is located in which of the following districts of Assam? … Read more

Geography of Assam – Part 3

Assam is one of eight North-Eastern states of India. The state shares its boundary with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west. Assam comprises of two river valley i.e. Brahmaputra valley from east towards west and Barak valley in the southern most part and hills areas of Karbi … Read more

Which district of Assam is in the rain shadow area?

The present Hojai district (previously the southern part of Nagaon district in central Assam valley and adjoining parts of Karbi Anglong) is in rain-shadow area where annual rainfall is as low as 800-1200mm. A rain shadow is an area of significantly reduced rainfall behind a mountainous region, on the side facing away from prevailing winds, … Read more