With reference to the geographical extent of India, consider the following observations:
1. The difference between extreme latitudes is around 29° while the difference between extreme longitudes is around 32°
2. The length of India’s coastline is approximately half of the land border
Which of the above is / are correct observations?

Answer: [B] Only 2

Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere, the mainland extends between 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 the extreme latitudes and about 2,933 km from east to west between the extreme longitudes. It has a land frontier of about 15,200 km. The total length of the coastline of the mainland, Lakshadweep Islands and Andaman & Nicobar Islands is 7,516.6 km.

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