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This page contains facts about India - First in India, biggest in India,Largest and smallest, National symbols, all important gk questions  one should know about India

India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. The President is the constitutional head of Executive of the Union. 

In the states, the Governor, as the representative of the President, is the head of Executive. 

There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country.

Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by the President.

Each State/UT of India has a unique demography, history and culture, dress, festivals, language etc. 

According to the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution, there are a total of 22 scheduled languages that are widely spoken in different states.

This page contains all important gk questions with answers in English on Facts about India, First in India, Largest and smallest and National symbols of India.

1. Eastern most point of India?

Kibithu (Arunachal Pradesh)

2. Western most point of India?

Guhar Moti (Gujarat)

3. Northern most point of India?

Indira Col(Jammu and Kashmir)

4. Southern most point of India?

Indira Point(Great Nicober)

5. Southern most point of penisular India?

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)

6. Land Bordering countries of India?

Pakistan,Afghanistan,China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan.

7. Indian States that lies on International Border?

Note: There are total 16 Indian States and 2 UTs that are located on the international border. These 16 Indian states share their boundary with one, two or three countries.

These states are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim in northern planes. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura in order from East to West. Meghalaya in north east Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand. Jammu & Kashmir(UT) in extreme north. Ladakh in North and East borders. In west, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Biggest in India

8. Biggest employer in India?

Indian Railway

9. Biggest populated city?

Mumbai (Maharashtra)

10. Biggest public sector bank?

State Bank of India

11. Biggest private sector bank?


12. Biggest river?


13. Biggest river basin?

Ganga river basin

14. Biggest river Island?

Majuli (Brahmaputra river, Assam)

15. Biggest Delta?

Sunderbans Delta(West Bengal)

16. Biggest Saltwater Lake?


17. Biggest dam?


18. Biggest Earth dam?

Banasura Sagar dam

19. Biggest Arch dam?

Idukki dam

20. Biggest reservoir?

Indira_Sagar dam

21. Biggest irrigation canal?

Indira Gandhi Canal

22. Biggest Barrage?

Farakka Barrage (Ganga)

23. Biggest Cantilever Span Bridge?

Howrah Bridge (Kolkata)

24. Biggest Plateau?

Deccan plateau

25. Biggest Temple?

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

26. Biggest Cave temple?

Kailash temple (Ellora, Maharashtra)

27. Biggest Mosque?

Jama Masjid(Delhi)

28. Biggest Church?

Se Cathedral (Goa)

29. Biggest Dome?

Gol Gumbaz

30. Biggest Gurudwara?

Golden Temple (Amritsar)

31. Biggest Monastery?

Tawang Monastery (Arunachal Pradesh)

32. Biggest Pagoda?

Global Vipassana Pagoda (Mumbai)

33. Biggest Naional Park?

Hemis National Park

34. Biggest Tiger Reserve?


35. Biggest Botanical garden?

Indian Botanical Garden

36. Soil covers largest part of India?

Alluvial soil

37. Biggest Archipelago?


38. Biggest union territory?

Ladakh is the largest Union Territory of India by area followed by Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands while Lakshadweep is the smallest Union Territory of India in terms of area.

39. Biggest Cricket Stadium?

EdenGardens (West Bengal)

40. Biggest Auditorium?

Sri Shanmukhanand Hall(Mumbai)

41. Biggest Exhibition Ground?

Pragati Maidan (New Delhi)

42. Biggest Port?


43. Biggest Stadium?

Salt lakes Stadium(Kolkata)

44. Biggest Airport?

Indira Gandhi Airport(New Delhi)

45. Biggest Active Volcano?

Barren Island

46. Biggest Open University?


47. Biggest Desert?

Thar (Rajasthan)

48. Biggest state by Area?


49. Biggest state by population?

Uttar Pradesh

50. Biggest Corridor?

Ramanathaswamy Temple Corridor at Rameshwaram.

51. Biggest Animal fair in India?

Sonepur Fair

52. Biggest post office?

Mumbai GPO

53. Biggest Prison?

Tihar central Jail (Delhi)

54. Biggest Planetarium?

Birla Planetarium(Kolkata)

55. Biggest Library?

National Library(Kolkata)

1. Which Five Year Plan is also known as "Gadgil Yojana"?

Fourth Five Year Plan

First in India

1. The first Indian to reach the North Pole?

Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan

2. The first Indian to reach the South Pole?

J K Bajaj

3. The first Indian woman to reach the South Pole?

Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu

4. The first Indian to ski to the North Pole and the South Pole within a year?

Ajeet Bajaj

5. The first Indian to cross the English Channel?

Mihir Sen

6. The first Indian (Asian) woman to swim across English channel?

Aarti Saha

7. The first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest?

Bachendri Pal

8. The first woman to climb Mount Everst twice?

Santosh Yadav

9. The first feamale amputee to climb Mount Everest?

Arunima Sinha

10. First Indian to reach Antartica?

Lt. Ram Charan

11. The first Post Office opened in India?


12. First Telegraph line inttroduced in India?


13. First cities in India that were connected by the STD services?

Kanpur and Lucknow

14. The first film in India?

Shree Pundalik

15. The first full-length Indian feature film?

Raja Harishchandra

16. The first ound film?

Alam Ara

17. The first colour film?

Kisan Kanya

18. The first 3D film in India?

My Dear Kuttichathan

19. First cinemascope film in India?

Kaagaz ke Phool

20. The first synchronous census held in?


21. First electric railway opened in India?


22. The first general election held in?


23. The first Antartic expedition was initiated in?


24. The first Dynasty in India?

Barihadratha, Haryanka

25. The first Indian Empire?

Mourya Empire

26. The first Emperor in India?

Chandraupta Maurya

27. The first Muslim Dynasty in India?

Slave dynasty


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