Which one of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost and westernmost State?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]
(a) Assam and Rajasthan
(b) Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
(c) Assam and Gujarat
(d) Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat
- India is a large country situated entirely in the Northern hemisphere, with its main land extending between 8°4’N and 37°6’N latitudes and 68°7’E and 97°25’E longitudes.
- Arunachal Pradesh, located at 97°25’E longitude, is the easternmost state of India, while Gujarat, situated at 68°7’E longitude, is the westernmost state of India.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.