Category Archives: Geography

Indian geography and world geography articles for competitive examination

Highest Mountain Peaks of the World

By | February 10, 2015

Top 10 highest mountain peaks of the world are located in the Himalayan Region at Nepal and India. Out of these top 10, 7 are located in the Nepal and 3 are located in India. S.No Peak Name Height (in mts.) Country Located 1 Mount Everest 8848 Nepal 2 K-2 (Godwin Austin or Qagir) 8610 India 3 Kanchenjunga… Read More »

Classification of Soils in India

By | February 7, 2015

According to ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) soils are divided into 8 categories. they are alluvial soils, Black cotton soils, Red soils, Laterite soils, Mountainous or forest soils, Arid or desert soils, Saline and alkaline soils Peaty and marshy soils. Image source : mapsofindia.com Alluvial Soils: Alluvial soils cover 24% of land surface in India and is… Read More »

Indian Geographical Extremes – General facts

By | February 7, 2015

S.No Feature Description 1 Area 3.28 million sq.km, which is 2.4% of the world’s total area. 2 Length(N-S) 3214 kms 3 Width (E-W) 2933 kms 4 Latitudinal Extent (Mainland) 8°4’N and 37°6’N 5 Longitudinal Extent 68°7’E and 97°25’E 6 Southern-most Point of Indian Mainland 8°4’N, known as Kanya kumari or Cape Camorin 7 Southern-most Point of India  6°0.5’N,… Read More »