Where is India?

Located in Southern Asia, India has a 13,888.00 km border with Bangladesh (4,142 km), Bhutan (659 km), Burma (1,468 km), China (2,659 km), Nepal (1,770 km) and Pakistan (3,190 km).India is involved in territory disputes with China over their rugged, militarized boundary.

India is an Asian country covering 3,287,263.00 km2 of which 9.55% is water and 2,973,193.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 8th largest country in the world and slightly more than one-third the size of the US. Its geographic coordinates are 20 00 N, 77 00 E and New Delhi is the capital city.

The English name for India comes from the Indus River.

Its ISO code is IN.

Geography

India has a mean elevation of 160 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is Kanchenjunga which is 8,598m above tall.

It has a varied climate that ranges from tropical monsoon in the south to temperate in the north. Its terrain is diverse with plains in the south, rolling hills along the Ganges, deserts in the west, and mountains in the North.

Population

India has a population of 1,266,883,598 making it the 2nd largest in the world. A high population density exists through most of the country.

Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marthi, Tamil and Urdu are all widely spoken. Major ethnic groups include Indo-Aryan and Dravidian. The most common religious grup is Hindu.

The dialing code for the country is 91.

Government

India is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. its constitution was last ratified in 1950.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, India's GDP is $8,720,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $6,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 3rd largest economy and its citizens the 153rd richest in the world. The currency of India is the Rupee (INR).

Its major export partners are the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. Its main exports are petroleum products, precious stones, and vehicles. Its major import partners are China, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland. Its major imports include crude oil, precious stones, machinery, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on August 1st, 2017