Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]
(d) Sri Lanka
- Great Nicobar, the largest island of the Nicobar Islands, is situated in the southern part of the Nicobar Islands in India.
- To the south of Great Nicobar lies the Sumatra Island, which is the closest to Great Nicobar at a distance of 1,192 kms, making option 1 correct.
- Borneo is located 2,398 kms away from Great Nicobar, while Java stands at a distance of 1,817 kms.
- Sri Lanka is situated at a distance of 1,437 kms from Great Nicobar.
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.