Geography of India, Topographical and Descriptive. (Educ. Course for India)

Geography of India, Topographical and Descriptive. (Educ. Course for India)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...is moist and hot, but the district is not so subject to the land-winds, which are so oppressive in the Carnatio. Both Ganjam and Vizagapatam are governed upon the non-regulation system. Masulipatam, Rajamundry, and Guntur are low-lying districts situated within and around the deltas of the Godavery and Kistna rivers, and contains an area of nearly 16,000 square miles, with a population of rather more than 3,000,000. They are exceedingly fertile, produoing large crops of rice and other grains, tobacco, sugar-cane, indigo, and cotton, both for home consumption and exportation. There are manufactures of cotton goods and carpets. The Godavery and Kistna have been rendered available for irrigation by the construction of dams and canals. Hellore, a colleotorate on the Coromandel Coast, to the south of Guntur, has an area of 8,340 square miles, and a population of 1,375,000. It is intersected by the Pennar Biver and other Streams, whose beds are mostly dry in the hot season. The coast is low and sandy, and much of the land is barren and uncultivated. The ordinary crops are, however, grown in the irrigated tracts. The district is famous for its fine breed of bullocks, which are in great request as draught oxen all over Southern India. North and South Arcot, situated along the coast still further southward, resemble Nellore in soil, climate, and productions. They are hilly towards the interior, and are crossed by several streams, the most important of which are the Palar and S. Pennar. The southern boundary is formed by the Coleroon branch of the Cauvery. The districts abound in tanks for storing up water for irrigation, many of which are of immense extent. Total area of the two distriots, 12,500 square miles; population, 8,770,000. Madras, a district...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236507959
  • 9781236507952