SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following islands are located on or near \[180{}^\circ \] longitude and cause deviation in the international dateline?

    A)  Hawaiian Islands

    B)  Aleutian Islands

    C)  Tubuai Islands

    D)         Marquesas Islands

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Aleutian Islands are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the United States and Russia. They form part of the Aleutian Arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Crossing longitude \[180{}^\circ ,\] at which point east and west longitude end, the archipelago contains both the western most part of the United States by longitude (Amatignak Island) and the easternmost by longitude (Semisopochnoi Island).The islands, with their 57 volcanoes, are in the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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