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India

India Geography Stats

Definitions

  • 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 > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total 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
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • 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.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than one-third the size of the US 2013
Area > Land 2.97 million sq km 2008 8th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.59 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 195th out of 224
Area > Total 3.29 million sq km 2013 8th out of 251
Climate varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north 2013
Coastline 7,000 km 2014 20th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Kanchenjunga 8,598 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Indian Ocean 0 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 20 00 N, 77 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 1.24 million square miles 2013 4th out of 98
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 2013
Land use > Arable land 47.87% 2013 5th out of 246
Location Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan 2013
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 2013
Terrain upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north 2013

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; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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India Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3

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Hi Misha, see the articles at the end of the opening page of the detailed profile of India, especially, on the history of India and its religion.

Posted on 19 May 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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