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Why is India called a Subcontinent?

Read the article to know the reason why India is called a subcontinent.

Why is India a Subcontinent

Let’s first have a look at what a subcontinent is.

  • A large piece of land that is self-contained and forms a division is known as the subcontinent.
  • Asia is a continent, where India is situated. India is a small part of the entire Asia. This is also another reason why India is called a subcontinent.

Now as we know what a subcontinent is, it will be easier to understand why India is called a subcontinent.

India – A subcontinent

As India is a governed, separate piece of land, which is apart from the continent and appears to be a part of the main continent, India is known as a subcontinent.

Historically, India used to be a continent. Later due to the continuous movement of land, and continental drift, it became a part of Asia.

Any piece of land which is large and independent politically can be called a subcontinent.

Countries that form a part of the Indian Subcontinent

The countries which form a part of the Indian subcontinent are

  • Bhutan
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Maldives
  • Sri-Lanka
  • India

India is also a peninsular region as it is surrounded by oceans on three sides.

FAQ’S

1.     What do you mean by the Indian subcontinent?

The Indian subcontinent is a physiographical region in South Asia. India is a peninsular region as well. Nearly 55 million years ago, a large piece of land drifted apart from Gondwana and became a part of the Eurasian mass. It is this large piece of the landmass that came to be known as the Indian subcontinent.

2.     Is India the only subcontinent?

No, India is not the only subcontinent. We have 6 more countries that are a part of the Indian subcontinent. They are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, and Nepal.

3.     What is the 5 name of India?

India has a lot of names. These are the 5 most popular names for India. They are Bharat, Jambudweepa, Al-Hind, Hindustan, Tenjiku, and Aryavarta.

4.     Who founded India?

Vasco-Da-Gama founded India.

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