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India Geography

India's Information

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Land Area 2,973,193 km2
Water Area 314,070 km2
Total Area 3,287,263km2 (#7)
Population 1,266,883,598 (#2)
Population Density 426.10/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $8,720.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,700
Currency Rupee (INR)
Largest Cities

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The Himalayas form the highest mountain range in the world, and slope southward into a large fertile plain that covers much of India.

Three mountain ranges extend from the Indus River in the northwest, to the Brahmaputra River in the east, including the Himadri, Himachal and Shivaliks - all with deep canyons gorged by the fast-flowing water.

India's highest point is Kanchenjunga which rises 28,208 ft. (8,598 m).

The land rises slightly into two plateaus, bordered in the central and south by lower mountains (Ghats), that gently slope into narrow coastal plains.

Numerous rivers drain the land, and without question, the Ganges is the heartbeat of India and one of the most significant rivers on the planet.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

India Trivia

What is the Biggest City in India?

With a population of 18.4 million people, Mumbai is the largest city in India by population.

The 10 Largest Cities in India

What Languages are Spoken in India?

Hindi is the most spoken language in India, and also one of the country's official languages. Around 550 million people in India speak Hindi. After Hindi, English is the most widely spoken language in the country, with around 125 million speakers. Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, and Kannada are all also spoken.

What Language Is Spoken in India?

What are the Largest Ethnic Groups in India?

The five major ethnic groups of Dravidian people in India are Kannadiga, Malayali, Tulu, Tamil, and Telugu.

Biggest Ethnic Groups In India

What Were the Indo-Pakistan Wars?

India and Pakistan have gone to war against each other four times since their independence from the U.K. and subsequent partition into separate sovereign states.

The Indo-Pakistan Wars

What is the Most Popular Newspaper in India?

The most popular newspaper in India is the Dainik Bhaskar, which has a circulation of around 3.8 million.

The Most Popular Newspapers In India

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