With reference to Eastern and Western Ghats, consider the following statements:
1. Average elevation of Eastern Ghats is lower in comparison to Western Ghats
2. The coastal area of Eastern Ghats is narrower in comparison to Western Ghats
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The Peninsula is flanked on the one side by the Eastern Ghats where average elevation is about 610 metres and on the other by the Western Ghats where it is generally from 915 to 1,220 metres, rising in places to over 2,440 metres. Between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea lies a narrow coastal strip, while between Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal, there is a broader coastal area. The southern point of plateau is formed by the Nilgiri Hills where the Eastern and the Western Ghats meet. The Cardamom Hills lying beyond may be regarded as a continuation of the Western Ghats.

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