Southern India

Southern India comprises five major states in peninsular and two island groups – in the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India and in the Bay of Bengal off the east coast.

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, now known officially as Bengaluru, is the capital of the state of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, is the capital of the southern state of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a state in Southern India that stretches from in the north to in the south. Photo: Pri2pais, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, the land of Tamils, is a state in Southern India known for its temples and architecture, food, movies and classical Indian dance and Carnatic music. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.


, a state in Southern India, is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide, sandy beaches. Photo: thursdaynext, CC BY 2.0.

is a state in Southern India, with Bay of Bengal on the east and shares boundaries with on the north, and on the north-east, on the south and on the west. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a state in Southern India. The majority of its land is used for farming, though a more cosmopolitan atmosphere can be found in the major city and capital, . Photo: Pranayraj1985, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The are a group of nearly 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal. Photo: Rubu1986, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Southern India

Latitude of center
12.58° or 12° 34' 48" north
Longitude of center
78.42° or 78° 25' 12" east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: جنوب الهند
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi Hindistan
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая Індыя
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণ ভারত
  • Bulgarian: Южна Индия
  • Catalan: Sud de l'Índia
  • Chinese: 南印度
  • Chinese: 印度南部
  • Croatian: Južna Indija
  • Czech: Jižní Indie
  • Danish: Sydindien
  • Dimli (individual language): Hindıstan Veroci
  • Dutch: Zuid-India
  • English: South India
  • Esperanto: Suda Barato
  • Finnish: Etelä-Intia
  • French: Inde du Sud
  • French: Inde méridionale
  • German: Südindien
  • Greek: Νότια Ινδία
  • Hebrew: דרום הודו
  • Hindi: दक्षिण भारत
  • Hindi: दक्षि‍ण भारत
  • Indonesian: India Selatan
  • Italian: India meridionale
  • Japanese: 南インド
  • Kannada: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತ
  • Korean: 남인도
  • Malay: India Selatan
  • Malayalam: തെക്കേ ഇന്ത്യ
  • Malayalam: ദക്ഷിണേന്ത്യ
  • Marathi: दक्षिण भारत
  • Minangkabau: India Salatan
  • Nepali: दक्षिण भारत
  • Norwegian: Sør-India
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-India
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør-India
  • Oriya: ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଭରତ
  • Panjabi: ਦੱਖਣੀ ਭਾਰਤ
  • Persian: جنوب هند
  • Portuguese: Índia do Sul
  • Russia Buriat: Урда Энэдхэг
  • Russian: Южная Индия
  • Sanskrit: दक्षिणभारतम्
  • Santali: ᱮᱛᱚᱢ ᱥᱤᱧᱚᱛ
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južna Indija
  • Sindhi: سائوٿ انڊيا
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ انڊيا
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ هندستان
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ ڀارت
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ ھندستان
  • Slovenian: Južna Indija
  • Spanish: India del Sur
  • Swedish: Sydindien
  • Tajik: Ҳиндустони Ҷанубӣ
  • Tamil: தென்னிந்தியா
  • Telugu: దక్షిణ భారతదేశం
  • Turkish: Güney Hindistan
  • Ukrainian: Південна Індія
  • Urdu: جنوبی ہند
  • Vietnamese: Nam Ấn Độ
  • Western Panjabi: دکھنی بھارت
  • Wu Chinese: 南印度
  • Yue Chinese: 南印度
  • Hindıstanê Veroci

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