UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Which of the following have coral reefs?
    1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    2. Gulf of Kachch
    3. Gulf of Mannar
    4. Sunderban
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  1,2 and 3 only  

    B)  2 and 4 only

    C)  1,3 and 4 only              

    D)  1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Coral reefs are found most abundantly in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands followed by the Gulf of Mannar and Gulf of Kachchh. However, coral reefs are not found in the Sundarbans where Mangrove forests are found in abundance. Distribution of coral reefs in India is as under
    1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands  959.3 sq km
    2. Lakshadweep  816.1 sq km
    3. Gujarat  460.2 sq km
    4. Tamil Nadu  94.3 sq km

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