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(also known as Bharat or Hindustan) is a Land of Fascination and
Prismatic beauty. A country as large as Europe, a home to one sixth of
the human race, having the largest democracy in the world, speaking
850 different dialects and having a wealth of culture that spans the
entire spectrum of civilization.
India has a strategic position in Asia. India lies to the north of the
equator between 80 4' and 370 6' north latitude and 680 7' and 970 25'
east longitude. It is bounded on the south west by the Arabian Sea and
on the south east by the Bay of Bengal. On the north, north east and
north west lie the Himalayan ranges. The southern tip, Kanyakumari is
washed by the Indian Ocean.
India measures 3214 km (1972.43 miles) from north to south and 2933
km. (1799.98 miles) from east to west with a total land area of
3,287,263 sq. km. (1269146.5 sq. miles). It has a land frontier of
15,200 km. (9328.24 miles) and a coastline of 7516.5 km. (4612.88
miles). Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal and
Lakshadweep (island) in the Arabian Sea are parts of the territory of
India. India shares its political borders with Pakistan on the west,
and Bangladesh and Burma on the east. The northern boundary is made up
of the Sinking province of China, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. India has
25 states and 7 union territories. The capital of India is New Delhi.
- THE LARGEST DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY