NCERT Solutions For Class 6 Geography Social Science Chapter 7 Our Country – India

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Geography Chapter 7 Our Country РIndia contains answers to all the questions given in the exercise of the geography book. These solutions have been created on the basis of NCERT Book Guidelines. The solutions are prepared in simple language by our subject experts to help students in their exam preparation.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Geography Chapter 7 PDF

Class 6 Geography (The Earth: Our Habitat) Chapter 7 Questions and Answers

Question 1: Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) Name the major physical divisions of India.

(b) India shares its land boundaries with seven countries. Name them.

(c) Which two major rivers fall into the Arabian Sea?

(d) Name the delta formed by the Ganga and the Brahmaputra.

(e) How many States and Union Territories are there in India? Which states have a common capital?

(f) Why do a large number of people live in the Northern plains?

(g) Why is Lakshadweep known as a coral island?

Answer:

(a) The major physical divisions of India are:

  • Mountains
  • Plateaus
  • Plains
  • Coasts
  • Islands

(b) India shares its land boundaries with seven countries. Name them. The countries which India shares its boundaries are:

  • Palcistan
  • Afganistan
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Myanmar
  • Bangladesh

(c) The 2 major rivers that fall into the Arabian Sea are:

  • Narmada
  • Tapi

(d) The delta formed by the Ganga and the Brahmaputra is Sunderban Delta. It is the World’s largest delta.

(e) There are 29 States and 7 Union Territories in India. Punjab and Haryana are the States that have a common Capital (Chandigarh). Also Telangana and Andhra Pradesh share common capital- Hyderabad- for a period of 10 years.

(f) The Northern Indian plains have been formed by the alluvial deposits laid down by rivers. These river plains provide fertile land for cultivation. This is why a large number of people live in the Northern plains.

(g) Lakshadweep is known as Coral island as this Island is made of corals. Corals are skeletons of tiny marine animals called Polyps. When the living polyps die, their skeletons are left. Other polyps grow on top of the hard skeleton which grows higher and higher, thus forming the coral islands.

Question 2: Tick the correct answers.

(a) The southernmost Himalayas are known as

(i) Shiwaliks
(ii) Himadri
(iii) Himachal

Answer: (i) Shiwaliks

(b) Sahyadris is also known as

(i) Aravali
(ii) Western Ghats
(iii) Himadri

Answer: (ii) Western Ghats

(c) The Palk Strait lies between the countries

(i) Sri Lanka and Maldives
(ii) India and Sri Lanka
(iii) India and Maldives

Answer: (ii) India and Sri Lanka

(d) The Indian islands in the Arabian Sea are known as

(i) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(ii) Lakshadweep Islands
(iii) Maldives

Answer: (ii) Lakshadweep Islands

(e) The oldest mountain range in India is the

(i) Aravali hills
(ii) Western ghats
(iii) Himalayas

Answer: (i) Aravali hills

Question 3: Fill in the blanks.

(a) India has an area of about ________

(b) The Greater Himalayas are also known as ________

(c) The largest state in India in terms of area is __________

(d) The river Narmada falls into the ______ Sea.

(e) The latitude that runs almost halfway through India is _______

Answer:

(a) India has an area of about 3.28 million square Kilometer.

(b) The Greater Himalayas are also known as Himadri.

(c) The largest state in India in terms of area is Rajasthan.

(d) The river Narmada falls into the Arabian Sea.

(e) The latitude that runs almost halfway through India is Tropic of Cancer.

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