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Indian Geography useful notes

Written By Winston Bensford on Monday, March 19, 2012 | 5:47 PM

Study Material : Indian Geography useful notes
List of Biosphere Reserves and their location.
1. Nilgiri - Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka
2. Nanda Devi - Uttar Pradesh (part of Chamoli, Pithorgarh and Almora districts and Meghalaya ( part of Garo hills)
3. Nokrek - Meghalaya
4. Manas - Assam
5. Sunderbans - West Bengal
6. Gulf of Mannar - Tamil Nadu
7. Great Nicobar - (A & N Islands)
8. Simlipal - Orissa
9. Dibru-Saikhowa - Assam
10. Dihang Dibang - Arunachal Pradesh
11. Kanchenchunga - Sikkim
12. Pachmarhi - Madhya Pradesh
13. Agasthyamalai - Kerala
14. Achanakamar -Amarkantak- Parts of MP and parts of Chattisgarh

Length of important rivers (in km):
Indus - 2900
Brahmaputra - 2900
Ganga - 2510
Godavari - 1450
Narmada - 1290
Krishna - 1290
Mahanadi - 890
Kaveri - 760

West flowing small rivers of India:
Sabarmati, Mahi, Dhandhar, Kalinadi, Sharavathi, Bharathapuzha, Periyar
East flowing small rivers of India:
Subarnarekha, Baitarni, Brahmani, Penner, Palar
Agriculture - Crop Seasons:
India has two crop seasons.
a) Kharif: Rice, Jowar, Bajra, Ragi, Maize, Cotton, Jute
Sowing: June/July
Harvest: September/October
b)Rabi: Wheat, Barley, Peas, Rapeseed, Mustard, Gram.
Sowing: October/December
Harvest: April/May

Facts about India
Least populous district: Yanam
Most literate district: Aizawl
Least literate State: Bihar - 47%
Most densely populated State: West Bengal
Most literate State: Kerala
Largest State (areawise): Rajasthan
Smallest State: Goa
Most populous State: UP
Least populous State: Sikkim
Southern most point: Indira Point
Maximum North-South distance: 3214 km
Maximum East-West distance: 2933 km
Golden quadrilateral connecting 4 metros: distance: 5846 km
Major Ports on coastline: 12
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