Important Geography Notes – Part 1

By | September 15, 2016
  • The first person to use the word "Geography" was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC).
  • India has a monsoonal climate.
  • The delta of Ganga is the largest delta in the world.

The Ganges Delta (also known as the Ganges–Brahmaputra Delta, the Sunderbans Delta, or the Bengal Delta) is a river delta in the South Asia region of Bengal, consisting of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India.

  • The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It contains hydrogen as a fuel.
  • Aristarchus was first one who suggested that the Sun is the center of the solar system and not Earth. This is called heliocentrism, the belief that the Sun is the centre and not the Earth.Both Copernicus and Galileo Galilei also supported the idea of heliocentrism. This was considered unacceptable by the Church.
  • The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
  • The Pacific Ring of Fire (or just The Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project or Baglihar Dam is a run-of-the-river power project on the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a disputed project between India and Pakistan.
  • Willy Willy is a type of cyclone which occurs on the coast of North West Australia.
  • The total length of the Indian coastline of 7,517 kms.

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