Q: 86 (CAPF/2010)

Roughly extending from 8 degree north to 38 Degree north latitude and from 68 degree east to 98 degree east longitude the country of India is of great geographical extent and diversities. It sprawls from the snowy ranges of the Himalayas in the north to the shores of the Indian Ocean in the south through the great plains and plateaus in between. It is about 3200 km in length from north (Kashmir) to south (Kanyakumari) and 2900 km from west (Gujarat) to east (Arunachal Pradesh), its vast ness in area and variation in tropographic character and geological structure result in great diversities in climate, vegetation, soil, cropping pattern, human activities and so on across the country. It is often known as a subcontinent.
Although the extents of latitude and longitude are same, i.e., 30 degree why is Indiaӳ north-south length longer than the east- west length by 300 km ?
question_subject: 
Geography
question_year: 
2010
question_exam: 
CAPF
stats: 
0,784,1000,360,784,464,176