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Map of Nepal

Simply speaking, we can define map as the representation of earth's surface in a flat sheet of paper. Physical, cultural and political features are presented in the map. It includes different information about a certain place.
Generally, a map is a combination of different colours, indices, and symbols. It is easily available, portable and easy to handle. It shows the relative size of the place. Proper use of colours and the appropriate use of generally accepted symbols are very important parts of a map.

Conventional Symbols
These are the representation of physical setting of a particular place. Particular features of a place are presented by specific symbols. Some of the typical colours on a map and their meanings are as follows:

Colours Meaning
Black It indicates rail tracks and roadways.
Yellow/Brown It shows elevation and high altitude.
Blue lines It represents rivers.
Blue colour It shows oceans, seas, and lakes.
Green It indicates lowlands and plains.



  • The map represents the physical settings of a particular place.
  • Different colours in a map have their own meanings.
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Very Short Questions

A map is the representation of the earth's surface in a flat sheet of paper.

Physical, cultural and political features are presented in a map.

The things that should be considered while drawing a map are as follows:

  • The map should be drawn neat and clean.
  • The north line (true line), scale and thematic title should be necessarily mentioned clearly.
  • Necessary features or places such as rivers, peaks, roads etc. should be mentioned
  • Shading and necessary processing of map should be conducted by a pencil.
  • Legend and index should be clearly indicated.

The blue colour represents water bodies on a map.

The black colour represents rail tracks and roadways on a map.

The yellow/brown colour indicates elevation and high altitude in a map.

The blue line indicates river in a map.

The green colour indicates lowlands and plains in a map.

A scale is the ratio between the distance in the map and the distance in the real ground.

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  • A map contains different information about a particular_____________________________.

    non of them
    person
    thng 
    place
  • A map is the combination of _____________.

    indices
    colours
    symbols
    all 
  • Particular features of a place are presented by specific ______________.

    things
    none of them
    symbols
    picture
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