GEOGRAPHICAL OVERVIEW OF INDIA
India is a country of great geographical extent; it extends from the ice caped ranges of the Himalayas in the north to the shores of Indian Ocean in the south. India lies in the North Eastern Hemisphere in the south of the continent of Asia which is the biggest continent of the world. The total area of India is 32, 87,263 sq.km which is roughly 0.57% of the total area ofthe earth and 2.42% of the total land area of the earth. India is the 7th largest country of the world after Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil and Australia.
The highest point of India is Mt. K2/ Godwin Austin(POK) which is 8611mts above the Sea level, but if we talk about the highest point of India inside the territory of India it is Kanchenjunga which is 8598mts which lies in the state of Sikkim. The lowest point of India is Kuttanad which lies in the Indian state of Kerala. The Tropic of Cancer 23 /20 N latitude passes through 8 Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram The Coastal boundary of India is 7516 kms (including islands) and 610 kms(excluding islands). 9 Indian states are having the Coastal boundary (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal) 0 Gujarat has the longest Coastal boundary in India whereas Goa has the smallest coastal boundary in India.
The area of India is almost one-third of Canada, one-fifth of Russia, eight times of Japan and almost twelve times of United Kingdom The location of India on the globe is between 80 4 N and 370 6'1N latitudes and 68 7'E and 97025" E longitudes. However away from the mainland of India, lies the southernmost point of the country the Indira point or the Pygmalion point is located at 60 45' N latitude. The North- South extend of India is 3214 kms which extends from indira Col in Kashmir to Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The East - West extend of India is 2933 kms which extend from the Rann of Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh
Quasif Ansari was born in Lucknow and done his schooling from the prestigious Montfort School. He hails from the family of civil aspirants s