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What are the four important parallels of latitudes other than equator, northpole and south pole?
1. tropic of Cancer(23 1/2 North) 2. Tropic of Capricon (23 1/2 S) 3. Arctic Circle(66 1/2 N) 4. Antarctic Circle(66 1/2 S)
The area between tropic of cancer and tropic of capricon receives maximum heat and called as?
Torrid Zone - mid day sun is exactly overhead.
The Area between tropics of cancer and arctic circle is called as?
Temparate Zone - called same on the south also
Area between Arctic circle and North Pole is called as?
Frigid Zone
What merian of longitude goes trhoug the british Royal observatory?
Prime Meridian - 0 degrees longitude
What is the IST Longitude?

1 Hr represents how many degrees of Longitude?
82 1/2 East longitude

15 degrees
How many times zones the earth is divded into?
24 time zones of 1 Hr each
What are the three heat zone of the earth?
Torrid, Temperate and Frigid Zones
What are the four important parallels of latitudes other than equator, northpole and south pole?
1. tropic of Cancer(23 1/2 North) 2. Tropic of Capricon (23 1/2 S) 3. Arctic Circle(66 1/2 N) 4. Antarctic Circle(66 1/2 S)
The area between tropic of cancer and tropic of capricon receives maximum heat and called as?
Torrid Zone - mid day sun is exactly overhead.
The Area between tropics of cancer and arctic circle is called as?
Temparate Zone - called same on the south also
Area between Arctic circle and North Pole is called as?
Frigid Zone
What merian of longitude goes trhoug the british Royal observatory?
Prime Meridian - 0 degrees longitude
What is the IST Longitude?

1 Hr represents how many degrees of Longitude?
82 1/2 East longitude

15 degrees
How many times zones the earth is divded into?
24 time zones of 1 Hr each
What are the three heat zone of the earth?
Torrid, Temperate and Frigid Zones
What is circle of illumination?
Circle around earth that divides day and night
How long earth takes for one full revolution around sun
365 1/4 days
Summer solstice on

Winter solstice on
June 21st

December 22nd
Equinox on
March 21st and September 23rd
What are the three different components of map?
distance, direction and symbols
What are the three main components of the earth environment?
Lithosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere.
The narrow zone where we find land, water and air together is called?
biosphere
First men to climb mount everest
Edmund Hillary(britain), Tenzing Norgay Sherpa(India)
On 29th May 1953
First Woman to climb Mount everest
Junko Tabei(Japan)
On May 16th 1975
First Indian Woman to climb mount everest
Bachendri pal on 23rd May 1984
Highest mountain peak of everest is, how high?
8848 meters
The greatest deapth is?
Marian trench in Pacific ocean 11,022 meters
Europe and asia are seperated by these mountains?
Ural mountains
Europe and Asia together is called?
Eurasia(Europe + Asia)
The continent that has equator runs through it middle?
Africa
Which continent has tropics of cancer, tropics of capricon and equator pass through it?
Africa
Worrld's largest desert "Sahara" is in which continent?
Africa
What is world's longest river and which continent does it flow through?
Nile

Africa
What land connects North America with South America?
Isthumus of Panama
What are the World's largest mountain range?
The Andes (South America)
North to South through the continents length
What is the world's largest river?
The Amazon in South America
What is an Island Continent?
Australia
Indian research staions in Antarctica continent are?
maitri, dakshin Gangotri
While 71% of earth is covered with water what is the percent of salt and fresh water?
97.2 %, 0.03% remaining is icesheets, glaciers and underground water.
Four oceans in the order of their size
pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
What connects pacific Ocean and Arctic ocean?
Berring Strait - A narrow streatch of shallow water.
Five layers of atmosphere?
tropo, Strato, Meso, Thermo and Exo
Composition of Gases on earth
78% Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen 1% remaining gasses.
What are the World's largest mountain range?
The Andes (South America)
North to South through the continents length
What is the world's largest river?
The Amazon in South America
What is an Island Continent?
Australia
Indian research staions in Antarctica continent are?
maitri, dakshin Gangotri
While 71% of earth is covered with water what is the percent of salt and fresh water?
97.2 %, 0.03% remaining is icesheets, glaciers and underground water.
Four oceans in the order of their size
pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
What connects pacific Ocean and Arctic ocean?
Berring Strait - A narrow streatch of shallow water.
Five layers of atmosphere?
tropo, Strato, Meso, Thermo and Exo
Composition of Gases on earth
78% Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen 1% remaining gasses.
What is the oldest fold mountain range in the world?
Aravali in India
What are three types of mountains?
Fold, Block, Vacanic
What is the World's highest Plateau?
The Tibet - 4000 to 6000 metres above sea level.
Where in India, Huge reserves of Iron, Coal and manganese are found?
Chhotanagpur Plateau
What are the most densely populated plains in India?
indo-gangetic
Important mountain range in Europe is?
The Alps
India is between?
8.4N - 37.6N latitude
68.7E and 97.25E longitude
What Meridian is called as Standard Median of India?
82.3'E
Seven Countries that share boundaries with India?
pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, bangladesh, Nepal, China, Myanmar
Srilanka is seperated from India by?
palk Strait
Northern indian plains are created by the alluvial deposits laid down by the rivers?
Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra and their tributaries.
What are the west flowing rivers in india from vindhya and Satpuras range?
Narmada and Tapi
Corals are skeletons of tiny marine animals called?
Polyps
India Area
3.28 Million Suqre Miles
Length of india
3200 km from kashmir to kanyakumari
Width of india
2900 km Arunachal pradesh to Kuchchh
Population of India
100 crores + since 2001
World's rainfall is received at?
Mawsynram in Meghalaya
Five types of vegetation inindia
tropical evergreen forest, Tropical deciduous forest, thorny bushes, mountain vegetation and mangrove forests