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Why are natural harbors and ports found more on the west coast of India?


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2013-02-14 12:46:28
2013-02-14 12:46:28

this is due to 3 major factors:

1. west coast is a submerged kind of coast, while east is emergent. ships, therefore, can come deep towards the west coast.

2. west rivers form estuaries and eastern rivers form delta. therefore it becomes difficult for ships to reach the east coast covered with sediments.

3. continental shelf on east extends up to 500 km into the sea, so, difficult to develop good ports and harbours. ships can enter and leave only during tides.

but this does-not mean we cannot have ports in this condition. some of the world's well known ports are located on Continental shelves like London, Singapore, Hongkong.

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