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Interesting Facts about India

In almost all the competitive exams, many fact-based questions are asked. So to prepare you well for this in this series of Static GK, we are giving you important facts related to India.

Longest, Largest, Tallest, Smallest in India-

Bridges, Roads and Rail Route

LONGEST

 

 

 

Bridge/ River Bridge Dhola Sadiya Bridge on lohit river, Assam (also known as Bhupen Hazarika Setu, 9.15km)
Sea bridge Bandra Worli Sea Link on Mahim bay, Mumbai   (5.6km)
Railway Bridge Vembanad Rail Bridge, Kerala
Train Route Vivek Express,  Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari  (4286 km)
Highway Tunnel Chenani-Nashri Tunnel( also known as Patnitop Tunnel, 11.2 Km ) on  NH44, Jammu & Kashmir
Railway platform Gorakhpur, UP (1355.4m)
Railway Tunnel Pir  Panjal  Railway Tunnel (11.215 km),  Jammu & Kashmir
National Highway ●  NH-44 (Srinagar  to Kanyakumari, 3745 KM)

●  Previously this highway was known as NH-07 and it was starting from Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and was ending at Kanyakumari (Tamilnadu).

Road Grand Trunk road from Delhi to Kolkata. (2500 km; one of the oldest roads of Asia).
Electric railway line From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna (1532 km)
Which State has Longest Highway Uttar Pradesh (752 km)
longest Elevated Expressway Chennai Port Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway

 

LARGEST

 

 

 

Sea Bridge Anna Indira Gandhi Bridge (Tamil Nadu)
Road Network (state) Maharashtra ( 6.08 lakhs km)
Road density (KM per unit Area) Kerala (5268 km/km2)
Share of national highway Uttar Pradesh (8483 km)
TALLEST (Highest) Road Leh- Manali at Khardungla, (Jammu and Kashmir)
BIGGEST Cantilever bridge Rabindra Setu ( Howrah Bridge),  Kolkata

Coasts, Borders, States

LONGEST

 

 

coastline (State) Gujarat  (1600 km)
coastline (South Indian State) Andhra Pradesh (974 km)
International Border(State) West Bengal (2509 km)
LARGEST

 

 

 

State with maximum number of international borders Arunachal Pradesh (3 Countries)> West Bengal (3 Countries) > Sikkim (3 Countries)
State with maximum number of neighbouring state Uttar Pradesh (8 states)
State (Area) Rajasthan  (3.42 Lakh km2)
State(Population) Uttar Pradesh (204 million)
State(Population Density) Bihar (1,106 per sq km)
State(Literacy Rate) Kerala (94%)
State(Sex Ratio) Kerala  (1084)
State(Population growth rate) Meghalaya (27.95%)
State (Most Urbanized) Goa (62%)
TALLEST (HIGHEST) Battlefield Siachen Glacier, Jammu and Kashmir
SMALLEST

 

 

 

State (Area) Goa (3702 km2)
State (Population) Sikkim (6.1 lakh)
State (Population Density) Arunachal Pradesh (17 people)
State (Literacy Rate) Bihar (63.2%)
State (Sex Ratio) Haryana (879)
State (Population Growth Rate) Sikkim (12.89%)
State (Least Urbanized) Himachal Pradesh (10%)

Man Made Structures

LONGEST

 

 Longest Corridor Corridor of Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
LARGEST

 

 

 

Auditorium Sri Shanmukhanand Hall,  Mumbai
Mosque Jama Masjid (Delhi)
Temple Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, Tamil Nadu
Dome Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, Karnataka
Planetarium Birla Planetarium, Kolkata
Cave Temple Kailash Temple ( Ellora, Maharashtra)
Museum Indian Museum, Kolkata
Public Sector Bank State Bank of India
Cave Amarnath (J & K)
Gurudwara Golden Temple, Amritsar
Zoo Zoological Gardens, Alipur, Kolkata
Animal Fair Sonepur (Bihar)
Port Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Church Saint Cathedral (Goa)
 Largest Monastery Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
TALLEST

(HIGHEST)

 

 

 

Dam Tehri Dam on Bhagirathi river, Uttarakhand  (Height 260 m)
Gateway Buland Darwaza,  Fatehpur Sikri,  UP
Statue Gomateshwara, Karnataka
Airport Leh airport, J&K.
Gallantry Award Param Vir Chakra
Civilian Award Bharat Ratna
Straight Gravity Dam Bhakra Dam on Satluj river, Himachal Pradesh.
BIGGEST

 

Stadium Yuva Bharti Stadium, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Hotel Oberoi-Sheraton (Mumbai)
Oldest Church   –  St. Thomas Church at Palayar, Trichur (Kerala)
Place of heaviest rainfall–  Mawsynram (Meghalaya)

Dam, Lakes and Water Bodies

LONGEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canal  Indira Gandhi Canal, Rajasthan (Source Harike barrage, Punjab).
Beach Marina Beach (Chennai)
Glacier Siachen Glacier, Ladakh , J&K.
Dam Hirakud Dam on Mahanadi River, Odisha (25.8 km)
Man-made lake Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar (Rihand Dam, 934m), UP.
lake Vembanad lake , Kerala ( length 96.5 KM)
TALLEST (HIGHEST) Lake Tso-Lhamo Lake, Sikkim (Height  5330m)
  Tower Pitampura Tower, Delhi
 

LARGEST

 

 

 

 

Lake Wular lake, J&K
Brackish(Partial Saline) water lake Chilika Lake, Odisha
Salt water lake Sambhar lake, Rajasthan
Fresh water lake Wular lake , J&K. ( 260 km2)
Artificial Fresh water lake  Shivaji sagar lake on Koyna Dam , Maharashtra. (891 km2)
  Barrage Farakka Barrage, Ganga
Deepest lake  –  Gobind Sagar lake on Satluj river, Himachal Pradesh.  (depth 163 m )

Natural Resources

LONGEST

 

 

 

Longest River which Flows entirely in India Godavari river ( 1465 km)
River(India) The Ganga (2640 km. long)
Tributary river of India Yamuna (1376 km, tributary of Ganga)
Longest river which forms estuary Narmada  ( Falls in Arabian sea,1300 km)
LARGEST

 

 

 

Desert Thar  Desert, Northwestern India (2 lakhs  km2)
Delta Sundarban Delta (on the mouth of Ganga – Brahmaputra River)
State with Maximum Forest Area Madhya Pradesh ( 94 K km2)
State with maximum percentage of Forest area Mizoram (about 75%)
TALLEST (HIGHEST)

 

Mountain peak ● Godwin Austin (K2), Karakoram Range, J&K (8611 m)

● Kangchenjunga (8,586 m) highest in undisputed territory of India

Waterfall Kunchikal Falls, Varahi river, Karnataka
BIGGEST

 

 

Most Populous city Mumbai
Riverine  Island Majuli island on  Brahmaputra River, Assam
Deepest River Valley– Bhagirathi and Alaknanda

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