India is the largest country in the and shares borders with to the northwest, and to the north, to the northeast, and and to the east.

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, a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in and the capital of the state .

is 's capital and seat of government. It forms the National Capital Territory of , rather than being part of a state.

is the capital of and one of the largest urban agglomerations in .

, now known officially as Bengaluru, is the capital of the state of .


South India includes five major states in peninsular and the two island groups of in the Arabian Sea on the West Coast of India and in the Bay of Bengal on the East Coast of India.

comprises three large states, one small state and two minuscule union territories.

The of are considered to be the country's heartland.

The East of is a mostly rural region stretching from in the southern Himalayas to the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

consists of seven small states that are surrounded by , and , and almost cut off from the rest of by .

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  • Location: ,
  • Population: 1,170,000,000
  • Latitude of center: 21° 30' (21.5°) north
  • Longitude of center: 78° 54' (78.9°) east
  • Elevation: 686 meters (2251 feet)
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Area: 3,287,590 km² (1,269,346 miles²)
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya (macrolanguage), Panjabi, Assamese, Bihari , Santali, Kashmiri, Nepali (macrolanguage), Sindhi, Konkani (macrolanguage), Dogri (macrolanguage), Manipuri, Sino-Tibetan languages, Sanskrit, French, Lushai and Indic languages
  • Currency: Rupee (INR)
  • Phone code: 91
  • Internet domain: .in
  • Neighbors: , , , , and
  • Wikidata: India
  • Wikimedia Commons: India

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Afrikaans: Indië, Albanian: Indi, Amharic: ህንድ, Arabic: الهند, Armenian: Հնդկաստան, Arpitan: Ende, Assamese: ভারত, Assamese: ভাৰত, Azerbaijani: Hindistan, Bambara: Ɛndujamana, Bashkir: Һиндостан, Belarusian: Індыя, Bengali: ভারত, Bihari : भारत, Bishnupriya: ভারত, Bosnian: Indija, Bulgarian: Индия, Burmese: အိန္ဒိယ, Catalan: Índia, Cebuano: Indiya, Central Khmer: ឥណ្ឌា, Chinese: 印度, Chuvash: Инди, Cornish: Eynda, Croatian: Indija, Czech: Indie, Danish: Indien, Dhivehi: ހިންދުސްތާން, Dimli (individual language): Hindıstan, Dzongkha: རྒྱ་གར, Esperanto: Barato
Esperanto: Bharato, Esperanto: Hinda Unio, Esperanto: Hindio, Esperanto: Hindujo, Ewe: India nutome, Finnish: Intia, French: Inde, Friulian: Indie, Fulah: Enndo, Galician: India - भारत, Ganda: Buyindi, Georgian: ინდოეთი, German: Indien, Greek: Ινδία, Gujarati: ભારત, Haitian: End, Hausa: Indiya, Hawaiian: ʻInia, Hebrew: הודו, Hindi: भारत, Icelandic: Indland, Inuktitut: ᐃᓐᑎᐊ, Irish: An India, Italian: India, Japanese: インド, Kannada: ಭಾರತ, Kashmiri: ہِندوستان, Kashubian: Indie, Kazakh: Индия, Kazakh: Үндістан, Korean: 인도
Kurdish: Hindistan, Kurdish: ھیندستان, Kölsch: Inndije, Lao: ອິນເດຍ, Latvian: Indija, Lingala: Índɛ, Lithuanian: Indija, Livvi: Indii, Lojban: xingu'e, Low German: Indien, Luba-Katanga: Inde, Luxembourgish: Indien, Macedonian: Индија, Malagasy: Indy, Malay (macrolanguage): Hindia, Malayalam: ഇന്ത്യ, Maltese: Indja, Manx: Yn Injey, Maori: Inia, Marathi: भारत, Mongolian: Энэтхэг, Nahuatl languages: Indiyān, Narom: Înde, Neapolitan: Innia, Nepali (macrolanguage): भारत, North Ndebele: Indiya, Occitan (post 1500): Índia, Oriya (macrolanguage): ଭାରତ, Ossetian: Инди, Pali: भारत, Panjabi: ਭਾਰਤ
Persian: هند, Polish: Indie, Portuguese: Índia, Pushto: هند, Quechua: Barat, Quechua: Indiya, Romanian: Индия, Romanian: Энэтхэг, Rundi: Ubuhindi, Russian: Индия, Sango: Ênnde, Sanskrit: भारत, Sanskrit: भारतम्, Sardinian: Ìndia, Scots: Indie, Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Innseachan, Serbian: Индија, Serbo-Croatian: Indija, Sichuan Yi: ꑴꄗ, Sicilian: Innia, Sinhala: ඉන්දියාව, Slovenian: Indija, Somali: Hindiya, Spanish: India, Spanish: Unión India, Swedish: Indien, Tahitian: ’Inītia, Tajik: Ҳиндустон, Tamil: இந்தியா, Tatar: Hindstan, Telugu: భారత దేశం
Telugu: భారత దేశము, Tetum: Índia, Thai: ประเทศอินเดีย, Thai: อินเดีย, Tibetan: རྒྱ་གར་, Tigrinya: ህንድ, Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻInitia, Turkish: Hindistan, Turkmen: Hindistan, Udmurt: Индия, Uighur: ھىندىستان, Ukrainian: Індія, Upper Sorbian: Indiska, Urdu: انڈیا, Urdu: بھارت, Uzbek: Hindiston, Uzbek: Ҳиндистон, Vietnamese: Ấn Độ, Vlax Romani: Indiya, Walloon: Inde, Western Frisian: Yndia, Wu Chinese: 印度, Yiddish: אינדיע, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède India, Zulu: i-India, Bharat, Republic of India
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