Extreme points of India


Extreme points of India

Extreme points of India include the coordinates that are further north, south, east or west than any other location in India; and the highest and the lowest altitudes in the country. Also included in this list is the southern-most Indian station in Antarctica. India's northern-most and eastern-most points are disputed between India and Pakistan, and India and the People's Republic of China respectively. With the exception of Cape Cormin, the southern-most location of mainland India, all other extreme locations are uninhabited.

The latitude and longitude are expressed in , where a positive latitude value refers to the northern hemisphere, and negative value refers to the southern hemisphere. Similarly, a positive longitude value refers to the eastern hemisphere, and a negative value refers to the western hemisphere. The coordinates used in this article are sourced from Google Earth that makes use of the WGS84 geodetic reference system. Additionally, a negative altitude value refers to land below sea level.

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The northern-most point and the highest point that India claims lie in the disputed state of Kashmir. India's claim to the entire state is disputed by Pakistan, with the territory currently partitioned into Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/353352.stm|title=Q&A: Kashmir dispute|date=2002-11-25|work=BBC News|publisher=BBC|accessdate=2008-09-11] This list provides the northern-most point as claimed by India; the northern-most disputed point that is administered by India; and the northern-most undisputed point in India. This case also applies to the highest elevated regions.

India's eastern-most state is Arunachal Pradesh. Part of the state is claimed by China, though administered by India, The eastern-most of Indian-administered territory is located in this disputed region.cite web|url=http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/nov/16sld1.htm|title=Why China claims Arunachal Pradesh|date=2006-11-16|publisher=Rediff.com|accessdate=2008-09-11] Consequently, this list mentions both the disputed and undisputed eastern-most points in India.

Extreme altitude

See also

*Geography of India
*Extreme points of Asia
* Kashmir conflict

Notes

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