UPSC Geography The origin and evolution of the earth Question Bank Universe / Sun / Planets / Earth

  • question_answer The approximate diameter of Earth is

    A)  4200 km                      

    B)  6400 km                      

    C)  3400 km                      

    D)  12800 km                    

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     The approximately diameter of Earth is 12800 km. The rotation of the planet has slightly flattened it out so it has a larger diameter at the equator than at the poles. The equatorial diameter of Earth is 12, 75 km, its polar diameter is 12,713 km, and its average diameter, which is referred to in common usage, is 12,742 km or 7,926 miles.

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