Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]

(a) Sumatra

(b) Borneo

(c) Java

(d) Sri Lanka


Answer: (a)

Explanation:

  • 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.

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