Hint: Map reading is the procedure of analysing the map to figure out certain and specific points or places. We will figure out the stated places or points with the help of reading a map of India, we will see the answers in the complete answer below.
Let us answer the given questions with the help of map reading.
(i) The Island groups of India lying in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal: The Lakshadweep islands lie in the Arabian sea and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie in the Bay of Bengal.
(ii) The countries constituting the Indian Subcontinent:- These countries are India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
(iii) The states through which the Tropic of Cancer passes:- These states are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram.
(iv) The northernmost Latitude in degrees:- The coordinates are 37°6’E.
(v) The southernmost Latitude of the Indian mainland in degrees:- The coordinates are 8°4’E.
(vi) The eastern and the westernmost Longitude in degrees:- The coordinates are 68°7’E and 97°25’E.
(vii) The place situated on the three seas:- The place is Kanyakumari.
(viii) The strait separating Sri Lanka from India:- It is the Palk Strait.
(ix) The Union Territories of India:- There are eight union territories in India namely Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadara and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Puducherry. ( As of 2021 )
Note: India is the seventh largest country in the world. It consists of 28 states and 8 union territories. The highest point of India is Kanchenjunga whereas the lowest point is Kuttanad. The longest river in India is the Ganga.