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What is the total area of India?
(A) 30.6 lakh sq km
(B) 32.8 lakh sq km
(C) 33.6 lakh sq km
(D) 33.9 lakh sq km

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Hint: India is the seventh-largest country in the world. About 15,200 kilometers marks the land boundary of India. The total length of the Indian coastline is 7,516.6 kilometres.

Complete answer: Located in the northern hemisphere of the world, India is having a total land area of 32.8 lakh sq km. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the north-south extent is about 3,200 km. From Arunachal Pradesh to Kutch, the east-west extent is about 2,900 km. India extends into and is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, by the Arabian Sea on the west, the Lakshadweep Sea to the southwest, on the east lies the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean proper to the south. From the coast baseline, India's territorial waters extend into the sea to a distance of 12 nautical miles.
The northern boundaries of India are marked by the Himalayan mountain range. The country borders China, Bhutan, and Nepal in this region. Its western border is shared with Pakistan. In the far northeast, the border is shared with Burma and on the east, with Bangladesh. The largest state in India is Rajasthan with an area of 3,287,240 sq km and the smallest state is Goa with 3,702 sq km. Andaman & Nicobar Islands with an area of 8,249 sq km is the largest union territory and Lakshadweep with an area of 32 sq km is the smallest union territory.

Hence, The correct answer is Option B.

Note: The mainland of India extends between 8°4’N and 37°6’N latitudes from the south to north. From the west to east, India extends between 68°7’E and 97°25’E longitudes.