World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS & SSC Examinations

Q.  Which of the following is the largest Archipelago of the world?

a. Madagascar Islands
b. Malay Archipelago
c. Guayaneco Archipelago
d. Hawaiian Archipelago


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The Malay Archipelago is the largest archipelago by area and fourth by the number of islands in the world. It comprises over 25,000 islands .It is situated between the Indian and the Pacific Ocean and between mainland Indochina and Australia. It includes Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. This location is also termed as the Maritime Southeast Asia.
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