Friday, 21 March 2014

Largest, Highest and Biggest in India

vLargest Populated City in India – Mumbai
Facts about Mumbai
Ø State: Maharashtra
Ø Population: 1,24,78,447
Ø Rank 1st in Population

v Longest River (Flow in India) - Ganga
Facts about Ganga
Ø Length: 2525 km (1569 mi)
Ø States: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,Jharkhand, West Bengal
Ø Countries: Indian Bangladesh

v Highest Waterfall - Gersoppa Waterfall, Karnataka,(830 feet)
Facts about Gersoppa Waterfall, Karnataka, (830 feet)
Ø Also known as Jog Falls
Ø Height: 829 Feet/253 Meters
Ø Location: Sagar, Karnataka (India)

v Largest Lake - Wular Lake, Kashmir
Facts about Wular Lake, Kashmir
Ø Max. Length: 16 km
Ø Max. width: 9.6 km
Ø Location: Jammu and Kashmir

v Longest State (area) - Rajasthan (4,43,446 sq.kilometers)
Facts about Rajasthan
Ø Capital: Jaipur
Ø Rank in Area: 1st in India
Ø Population: 6,86,21,012
v Largest State (population) - Uttar Pradesh
Facts about Uttar Pradesh
Ø Short Name: UP
Ø Population: 1,66,17921
Ø 2001 census

v Longest River Bridge - Mahatma Gandhi Setu,
Facts about Mahatma Gandhi Setu
Ø Location: Patna
Ø Length: 5.75 Kilometer Long
Ø Over the river Ganga

v Highest Gateway - Buland Darwaja
Facts about Buland Darwaja
Ø Location: (Fatehpur sikari, Agra)
Ø Length: 54 meters
Ø Also known as the "Gate of Magnificence

v Tallest Statue - Statue of Gomateshwar
Facts about Statue of Gomateshwar
Ø Location: Karnataka
Ø Length: 47 meters high
Ø Also known as Bahuwali

v  Largest Tunnel - Jawahar Tunnel
Facts about Jawahar Tunnel
Ø Location: J & K State
Ø Length: 1½ kilometer
Ø Banihal Pass

v Largest Museum - Indian Museum, Kolkata
Facts about Indian Museum, Kolkata
Ø Established: 1814
Ø Location: Chowringhee-Kolkata
Ø Collection: 1,02,646 ( as on 31st March 2004)

v Densest population state - West Bengal
Facts about West Bengal
Ø 904 persons per sq. kilometers
Ø Total Population: 91,347,736
Ø Density: 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)

v Largest Zoo - Zoological Gardens
Facts about Zoological Gardens
Ø Location: Alipur, Kolkata
Ø Alipore Zoo, Calcutta Zoo or Kolkata Zoo
Ø Land area: 18.81 ha (46.5 acres)

v Largest Forest State – Madhya Pradesh
Facts about Madhya Pradesh
Ø More than 30% of its area is under the forest cover
Ø It constitutes 12.30% of the forest area of India
Ø Important forest types: Tropical Moist, Tropical Dry,
Tropical Thorn, Subtropical broadleaved Hill forests

v Largest Road - Grand Trunk Road
Facts about Grand Trunk Road
Ø Length: 2,400 kilometers
Ø South Asia's oldest and longest major roads
Ø Running from Chittagong, Bangladesh through to Howrah, West Bengal in India, across north India into Peshawar (in present day Largest, Highest and Biggest in India 4Pakistan), up to Kabul, Afghanistan.

v Largest Delta - Sunderban Delta
Facts about Sunderban Delta
Ø Length: 12,872 sq. kilometers
Ø Country: Bangladesh (81%), India (West Bengal) (19%)
Ø To the south the forest meets the Bay of Bengal

v Largest Cave Temple – Ellora
Facts about Ellora
Ø Location: Kailash Temples, Maharashtra
Ø Ellora, also called Verul or Elura
Ø The 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves

v Largest Cantilever Span Bridge - Howrah Bridge(Kolkata)
Facts about Howrah Bridge
Ø Location: Kolkata
Ø Crosses Hooghly River
Ø Total length: 705 m (2,313.0 ft)

v Highest Tower - Qutb Minar
Facts about Qutb Minar
Ø Location: Delhi
ØThe Qutb Minar is constructed with red sandstone and marble
Ø Height: 72.5 meters (237.8 ft)

v Largest Mosque - Jama Masjid, Delhi
Facts about Jama Masjid
Ø Location: Delhi
Ø Capacity: 25,000 people
Ø Length: 80 m
Ø Width: 27 m

v Highest Straight Gravity Dam - Bhakra Dam
Facts about Bhakra Dam
Ø Height: 741 ft (226 m)
Ø Length: 1,700 ft (520 m)
Ø Crest width: 30 ft (9.1 m)

v Smallest State (area) – Goa
Facts about Goa
Ø Area Total: 3,702 km2 (1,429 sq mi)
Ø Area rank: 28th
Ø Districts: 2

v Smallest State (population) – Sikkim
Population (2011)
Ø Total: 607,688
Ø Rank: 28th
Ø Density: 86/km2 (220/sq mi)

v Largest Desert - Thar (Rajasthan)
Facts about Thar Desert
Ø Location: Rajasthan
Ø Also known Great Indian Desert
Ø Area: more than 200,000 km2 (77,000 sq mi)

v Largest man-made lake - Govind Sagar
Facts about Govind Sagar
Ø Bhakra
Ø Location: Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh
Ø Lake type: Reservoir (man-made)

v Largest Corridor - Rameshwaram TempleCorridor
Facts about Rameshwaram Temple Corridor
Ø State: Tamil Nadu
Ø District: Ramanathapuram
Ø Location: Rameswaram
v Largest Animal Fair - Sonepur Fair, Bihar
Facts about Sonepur Fair, Bihar
Ø Time of the year: Kartik Poornima /November every     year
Ø Duration: Fifteen days (approximately)
Ø Cycle: Yearly

No comments:

Post a Comment