Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Give Geographical Reasons: the Continental Slope is Considered to Be the Boundary of Continents. - Geography

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Give geographical reasons:

The continental slope is considered to be the boundary of continents.

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Solution

The continental slope is the transitional region connecting the continental shelf and the ocean basin. It begins after the extent of the continental shelf is over with a steep slope. The continental crust (30km) is thicker than oceanic crust (7-10km), thus continental slope is considered to be the boundary of continents.

Concept: The Relief of Ocean Floor
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Balbharati Geography 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Structure of Ocean Floor
Exercise | Q 3.4 | Page 28
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