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Google maps, detailed facts of India, (ISO: IN) and the capital city, New Delhi. This page enables you to explore India and its land boundaries in total: 13,888 km. You may also view the border countries of India (total: 6, Bangladesh 4,142 km, Bhutan 659 km, Burma 1,468 km, China 2,659 km, Nepal 1,770 km, Pakistan 3,190 km with its area of total: 3,287,263 sq km; land: 2,973,193 sq km, water: 314,070 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of India.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in India, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.


India Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows India, located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing India and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 20 00 N, 77 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in India, IN. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in India. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of India, Asia is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this India Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about India including New Delhi, the capital city of India

Name of the country: India Capital city: New Delhi
Geographical coordinates of India: 20 00 N, 77 00 E Geographical coordinates of New Delhi: 28 36 N 77 12 E
Location of India: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan Continent / area: Asia
The area of India: total: 3,287,263 sq km; land: 2,973,193 sq km, water: 314,070 sq km Area comparative of India: slightly more than one-third the size of the US
The elevation data of India: mean elevation: 160 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Kanchenjunga 8,598 m The climate of India: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Land use of India: agricultural land: 60.5%; arable land 52.8%; permanent crops 4.2%; permanent pasture 3.5%; forest: 23.1%; other: 16.4% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 667,000 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of India: dominates South Asian subcontinent; near important Indian Ocean trade routes; Kanchenjunga, third tallest mountain in the world, lies on the border with Nepal The terrain of India: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north
Land boundaries of India: total: 13,888 km Borders countries of India: Bangladesh 4,142 km, Bhutan 659 km, Burma 1,468 km, China 2,659 km, Nepal 1,770 km, Pakistan 3,190 km
Maritime claims of India: territorial sea: 12 nautical miles, contiguous zone: 24 nautical miles, exclusive economic zone: 200 nautical miles, continental shelf: 200 nautical miles or to the edge of the continental margin

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Fast facts about India

Are you traveling to India? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.

Did you know that the legal system of India is common law system based on the English model; separate personal law codes apply to Muslims, Christians, and Hindus; judicial review of legislative acts?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in India, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 4,699,024 km, note: includes 96,214 km of national highways and expressways, 147,800 km of state highways, and 4,455,010 km of other roads (2015)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: NEW DELHI (capital) 25.703 million; Mumbai 21.043 million; Kolkata 11.766 million; Bangalore 10.087 million; Chennai 9.62 million; Hyderabad 8.944 million (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 32.7% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in India: 1,266,883,598 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.19% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%. Note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official language languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language language (2001 census). In these days, India has to face with a net migration rate of 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in India nowadays; Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000).

The right to vote in India can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of India. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit India for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in India are: Republic Day, 26 January (1950).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of India, these are the most likely dangers you might face: droughts; flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains; severe thunderstorms; earthquakesvolcanism: Barren Island (elev. 354 m) in the Andaman Sea has been active in recent years. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit New Delhi and / or India?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in India, the population has to face with a death rate of 7.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about India

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in India. Here they are: Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%. Note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official language languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language language (2001 census).

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .in

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north.

Its capital city is New Delhi, where the local time zone is UTC+5.5, which is 10.5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in New Delhi: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding India; mean elevation: 160 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Kanchenjunga 8,598 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 7,000 km and the length of the land boundaries is total: 13,888 km.

Current environmental issues in India; deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification; air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides; tap water is not potable throughout the country; huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: droughts; flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains; severe thunderstorms; earthquakesvolcanism: Barren Island (elev. 354 m) in the Andaman Sea has been active in recent years.

For your traveling options, there are 346 (2013) airports and 45 (2013) heliports in India all together with 14,500 km (5,200 km on major rivers and 485 km on canals suitable for mechanized vessels) (2012) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 4,699,024 km, note: includes 96,214 km of national highways and expressways, 147,800 km of state highways, and 4,455,010 km of other roads (2015).

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Background of India

Like every nation, India also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world’s oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. – which reached its zenith under ASHOKA – united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. In the early 16th century, the Emperor BABUR established the Mughal Dynasty, which ruled India for more than three centuries. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century.By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947. Large-scale communal violence took place before and after the subcontinent partition into two separate states – India and Pakistan. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India’s nuclear weapons tests in 1998 emboldened Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. In November 2008, terrorists originating from Pakistan conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India’s emergence as a regional and global power. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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