12th Class Geography Solved Paper - Geography 2017 Outside Delhi Set-I

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    Study the map given below carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    (1) Identify and name the canal shown in the map.
    (2) Write any four characteristics of this canal.


    (1) The canal shown in map is SUEZ CANAL, constructed in 1869 between Port Said and Port Suez in Egypt.
    (2) The main characteristics of this canal are:
    (i) It gives Europe a new gateway to the Indian Ocean and reduces sea-route distance between Liverpool and Colombo by 6400 km compared to Cape of Good Hope route.
    (ii) It is a sea level canal without locks which is 130 km long and 11 to 15 meter deep.
    (iii) About 100 ships travel daily and each ship takes around 10-12 hours to cross the canal.
    (iv) A railway line follows along the canal.
    (v) A navigable fresh canal also follows from Nile.

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