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Coastal Plains Of India Coastal Plains Of India
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Coastal Plains Of India Coastal Plains Of India
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
India has a coastline of 7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
islands] touching 13 States and Union Territories
(UTs).
As such the coast of India
sites for good natural harbours
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
touching 13 States and Union Territories
As such the coast of India does not offer many
harbours.
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Coastal Plains Of India Coastal Plains Of India
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
India has a coastline of 7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
islands] touching 13 States and Union Territories
(UTs).
As such the coast of India
sites for good natural harbours
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
touching 13 States and Union Territories
As such the coast of India does not offer many
harbours.
Coastlines of Emergence and Submergence
 Coastline of emergence is formed either by an uplift of the land or by the lowering
of the sea level. Coastline of submergence is an exact opposite case
 Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches, sea cliffs and arches
features of emergence
 The east coast of India, especially its south
to be a coast of emergence.
 The west coast of India, on the other hand, is both emergent and
 The northern portion of the coast is submerged as a result of faulting and the
southern portion, that is the Kerala coast, is an example of an emergent coast.
 Coramandal coast (Tamil Nadu) ==> Coastline of emergence
 Malabar coast (Kerala Coast) ==> Coastline of emergence
 Konkan coast (Maharashtra and Goa Coast) ==> Coastline of submergence.
Coastlines of Emergence and Submergence
Coastline of emergence is formed either by an uplift of the land or by the lowering
of the sea level. Coastline of submergence is an exact opposite case.
Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches, sea cliffs and arches are the typical
The east coast of India, especially its south-eastern part (Tamil Nadu coast), appears
The west coast of India, on the other hand, is both emergent and submergent.
The northern portion of the coast is submerged as a result of faulting and the
southern portion, that is the Kerala coast, is an example of an emergent coast.
coast (Tamil Nadu) ==> Coastline of emergence
Malabar coast (Kerala Coast) ==> Coastline of emergence
Konkan coast (Maharashtra and Goa Coast) ==> Coastline of submergence.
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Coastal Plains Of India Coastal Plains Of India
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
India has a coastline of 7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
islands] touching 13 States and Union Territories
(UTs).
As such the coast of India
sites for good natural harbours
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
touching 13 States and Union Territories
As such the coast of India does not offer many
harbours.
Coastlines of Emergence and Submergence
 Coastline of emergence is formed either by an uplift of the land or by the lowering
of the sea level. Coastline of submergence is an exact opposite case
 Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches, sea cliffs and arches
features of emergence
 The east coast of India, especially its south
to be a coast of emergence.
 The west coast of India, on the other hand, is both emergent and
 The northern portion of the coast is submerged as a result of faulting and the
southern portion, that is the Kerala coast, is an example of an emergent coast.
 Coramandal coast (Tamil Nadu) ==> Coastline of emergence
 Malabar coast (Kerala Coast) ==> Coastline of emergence
 Konkan coast (Maharashtra and Goa Coast) ==> Coastline of submergence.
Coastlines of Emergence and Submergence
Coastline of emergence is formed either by an uplift of the land or by the lowering
of the sea level. Coastline of submergence is an exact opposite case.
Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches, sea cliffs and arches are the typical
The east coast of India, especially its south-eastern part (Tamil Nadu coast), appears
The west coast of India, on the other hand, is both emergent and submergent.
The northern portion of the coast is submerged as a result of faulting and the
southern portion, that is the Kerala coast, is an example of an emergent coast.
coast (Tamil Nadu) ==> Coastline of emergence
Malabar coast (Kerala Coast) ==> Coastline of emergence
Konkan coast (Maharashtra and Goa Coast) ==> Coastline of submergence.
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Coastal Plains Of India Coastal Plains Of India
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
India has a coastline of 7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
islands] touching 13 States and Union Territories
(UTs).
As such the coast of India
sites for good natural harbours
Coastline of India (Indian Coastline)
7516.6 Km [6100 km of
mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian
touching 13 States and Union Territories
As such the coast of India does not offer many
harbours.
Coastlines of Emergence and Submergence
 Coastline of emergence is formed either by an uplift of the land or by the lowering
of the sea level. Coastline of submergence is an exact opposite case
 Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches, sea cliffs and arches
features of emergence
 The east coast of India, especially its south
to be a coast of emergence.
 The west coast of India, on the other hand, is both emergent and
 The northern portion of the coast is submerged as a result of faulting and the
southern portion, that is the Kerala coast, is an example of an emergent coast.
 Coramandal coast (Tamil Nadu) ==> Coastline of emergence
 Malabar coast (Kerala Coast) ==> Coastline of emergence
 Konkan coast (Maharashtra and Goa Coast) ==> Coastline of submergence.
Coastlines of Emergence and Submergence
Coastline of emergence is formed either by an uplift of the land or by the lowering
of the sea level. Coastline of submergence is an exact opposite case.
Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches, sea cliffs and arches are the typical
The east coast of India, especially its south-eastern part (Tamil Nadu coast), appears
The west coast of India, on the other hand, is both emergent and submergent.
The northern portion of the coast is submerged as a result of faulting and the
southern portion, that is the Kerala coast, is an example of an emergent coast.
coast (Tamil Nadu) ==> Coastline of emergence
Malabar coast (Kerala Coast) ==> Coastline of emergence
Konkan coast (Maharashtra and Goa Coast) ==> Coastline of submergence.
Western Coastal
Plains
Kutch and
Kathiawar region
Karnataka
Coastal Plain
Kerala Plain
Western Coastal
Plains
Kerala Plain Gujarat Plain Konkan Plain
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