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49(a) Land and the People

49(a) Land and the People

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India has a unique culture and is one of the oldest and greatestcivilizations of the world. It stretches from the snow-cappedHimalayas in the North to sun drenched coastal villages of the South,the humid tropical forests on the south
west coast, the fertile
Brahamputra valley on its East to the Thar desert in the West .It
covers an area of 32,87,263 sq .km. it has achieved all
roundsocio
economic progress during the last 63 years of itsIndependence. India is the seventh largest country in the world andranks second in population. The country stands apart from the rest
of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give her
a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in thenorth, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and theArabian Sea on the west.
Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere, the mainland extendsbetween latitudes 8°4
and 37°6
north longitudes 68°7
and 97°25
 east and measures about 3,214 km from north to south between-
 
 
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-the extreme latitudes and about 2,933 km from east to west
between the extreme longitudes. It has a land frontier of about15,200 km. The total length of the coastline of the mainland,Lakshadweep, Islands and Andaman & Nicobar islands is 7,516.6km.

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