Q. Consider the following statements:
1. Sikkim is the only state in India to share border with only one state.
2. Chhattisgarh has maximum number of neighboring states.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Sikkim and Meghalaya are the only two states in India to share border with just one state. Sikkim shares border with West Bengal while Meghalaya shares border with Assam. 

  • Uttar Pradesh is the only state which has maximum number of neighboring state. Uttar Pradesh shares border with 9 states, which are Uttarakhand, HP, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand. 
  • The second highest number of neighboring states is 7. Both Assam and Chhattisgarh shares border with 7 other states. 

Source: NCERT – XI India Physical Environment