Chapter 1 Class 9 Geography - India-Size And Location

Why is India called a subcontinent? Name  any two countries that form a part of the Indian  subcontinent other than India? 

Answer :

Answer to be written in the exam :

  • A subcontinent is a large land mass that forms part of a continent, especially the part of Asia that includes India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  •  India is termed a subcontinent because of the  following reasons: 
  • India is a vast country. It covers 2.4% of the Earth's  total land area.  

It has a long land frontier that is about 15,200 km .  It also possesses a coastline which is about is 7,516.6  km including the Andaman and Nicobar and  Lakshadweep. 

Its natural frontiers like the Himalayas in North and  the Deccan Peninsula provides it a unique identity  on globe.  

Besides India, the Indian subcontinent comprises of  Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. 

(Any 2 points + 1)

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