The Orient BlackSwan Atlas for Competitive Exams, Second Edition, with Orient BlackSwan Smart App
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The Orient BlackSwan Atlas for Competitive Exams brings the world closer through its completely updated maps and graphical representations in the form of pie-charts and histograms. These authoritative maps cover physical and political themes relevant to India and the continents of the world. This Atlas has been specially designed for students preparing for competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and other examining bodies.

Preparing for competitive exams?
• This Atlas is a comprehensive resource for aspirants to UPSC, State Public Service Commissions and other competitive exams.
• Includes a dual index of around 7,500 entries, including the most recent changes in India and the world.
• The interactive quizzing tool in the accompanying Orient BlackSwan Smart App enables practise and revision.

Download the free Orient BlackSwan Smart App, or use your Android device to scan the QR code found on the inside cover, to
• access question banks from previous years’ competitive examinations pertaining to Indian and world geography;
• solve over 300 multiple-choice questions from your phone;
• learn and retain answers through visual guides and map-pointing tools; and glance at the key statistics for all states and union territories of India, and countries of the world.

India-specific features
• Detailed maps of all the states and union territories of India
• Two special maps of India: one, depicting natural disasters, flood- and drought-prone areas, and paths of cyclonic storms; and two, showing sites rich in cultural and natural heritage
• Three-dimensional histograms and pie-charts providing the latest statistical data for the various states and union territories
• Maps of India showing soil degradation, ground and river water quality, inland waterways, access to water, milk production, health and religions
• Maps of India showing population, density of population, literacy and sex ratio based on the 2011 Census data
• A map of India showing the different types of universities/institutions in the country
• A unique map of India on space science, with a list of satellites launched since 1975

World maps
• A special map showing the geographic extremes of India and the world
• A special map of the SAARC nations
• Historical maps that introduce students to social changes in India and the world
• World maps showing drainage basins, forest cover, agricultural regions, industrial regions, cultural realms and languages
• A special map of the world depicting the age of the earth’s crust, tectonics, tsunamis and earthquakes
• A handy list of nations of the world, along with key statistics regarding their area, population, literacy rates, etc.

Symbols and Geographic Extremes of the World
Maps and Map Reading
Earth, Atmosphere, Volcano and Geographic Comparisons
Astronomical Geography
India — Physical
India — Political
Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Delhi
Rajasthan, Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha
Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep
Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram
India — Physiographic Divisions and River Basins
India — Natural Hazards
India — Climatic Regions, Annual Rainfall and Annual Temperature
India — Rainfall, Winds, Temperature and Pressure
India — Irrigation and Power Generation
India — Food Crops
India — Other Crops
India — Agricultural Regions, Natural Vegetation, Land Use and Milk Production
India — Geology, Geological Time Scale, Structure and Soils
India — Metallic and Non-Metallic Minerals
India — Mineral Fuels, Soil Degradation, Ground Water Quality and River Water Quality
India — Industrial Regions and Metallic Industries
India — Non-Metallic Industries
India — Universities and Space Science
India — Roads
India — Railways
India — Air Routes, Inland Waterways and Sea Routes
India — Forest and Wildlife
India — Tourism
India — Heritage
India — Population, Density of Population, Literacy and Sex Ratio
India — Languages and Mass Media
India — Religions, Health and Access to Water
India — History I
India — History II
India — History III


SAARC Countries
Asia — Physical
Asia — Political
Asia — Climate, Climatic Regions, Natural Vegetation and Density of Population
Asia — Economy
Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
West Asia
Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Maldives
Russia and Neighbouring Countries
China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan and Taiwan
South East Asia


Europe — Physical
Europe — Political
Europe — Climate, Climatic Regions, Natural Vegetation and Density of Population
Europe — Economy


Africa — Physical
Africa — Political
Africa — Climate, Climatic Regions, Natural Vegetation and Density of Population
Africa — Economy


Australia and Oceania — Physical and Political
Australia — Climate, Climatic Regions, Natural Vegetation, Density of Population and Economy


North America — Physical
North America — Political
North America — Climate, Climatic Regions, Natural Vegetation and Density of Population
North America — Economy


South America — Physical
South America — Political
South America — Climate, Climatic Regions, Natural Vegetation and Density of Population
South America — Economy


Arctic and Antarctic Regions


World — Physical
World — Political
World — Physical Regions, Natural Vegetation and Environment in Danger
World — Temperature, Winds, Pressure, Rainfall, Ocean Currents and Climatic Regions
World — Geology, Soils and Economy
World — Drainage Basins, Forest Cover and Agricultural Regions
World — Industrial Regions, Cultural Realms and Languages
World — Density of Population, Air Routes, Sea Routes, Tourist Places and Heritage in Danger
World — Tectonics, Natural Hazards and Exploration
World — History I
World — History II
World — History III
World — History IV
World — Key Statistics

India — Key Statistics and Geographic Extremes

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