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Country vs country: India and Malaysia compared: Geography

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  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Environment > International agreements > Party to: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
STAT India Malaysia HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than one-third the size of the US slightly larger than New Mexico

Area > Land 2.97 million sq km
Ranked 8th. 9 times more than Malaysia
328,550 sq km
Ranked 63th.

Area > Total 3.29 million sq km
Ranked 8th. 10 times more than Malaysia
329,847 sq km
Ranked 68th.

Area > Water 314,070 sq km
Ranked 4th. 264 times more than Malaysia
1,190 sq km
Ranked 107th.

Climate varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons

Coastline None
None

Elevation extremes > Highest point Kanchenjunga 8,598 m Gunung Kinabalu 4,100 m

Environment > International agreements > Party to Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands

Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified none of the selected agreements none of the selected agreements

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 761 cu km/yr
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Malaysia
11.2 cu km/yr
Ranked 47th.

Geographic coordinates 20 00 N, 77 00 E 2 30 N, 112 30 E

Irrigated land 663,340 sq km
Ranked 1st. 175 times more than Malaysia
3,800 sq km
Ranked 4th.

Land boundaries > Border countries Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km Brunei 381 km, Indonesia 1,782 km, Thailand 506 km

Map references Asia Southeast Asia

Natural resources coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

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