Which states have largest Coastline in India?

Which states have largest Coastline in India?

Consider the following statements:
1. The land border of India is approximately twice of the coastline of the country
2. Largest state with coastline in India is Gujarat
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 & 2

Explanation:
Both the statements are correct in this question. The total land boundary of India is about 15,200 km and the total length of the coast line of the mainland including Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep is 7,516.6 km. This implies that land border of India is approximately twice of the coastline of the country. The states with largest coastline in India are Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. India’s mainland coastline is divided as follows:

  • State : Coastline (In Kms)
  • Gujarat : 1915.29
  • Andhra Pradesh : 1037
  • Tamil Nadu : 864.73
  • Kerala : 560
  • Maharashtra : 510.31
  • Orissa : 457.2
  • West Bengal : 374
  • Karnataka : 258.15
  • Goa : 113.03
  • Daman & Diu : –
  • Total  : 6089.71

Source of above information: Centre for Environment Studies

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