The Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country and the largest democracy in the world. India has a coastline of over seven thousand kilometres, bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east. India borders ► Pakistan to the north-west; ► China (with ► Tibet), ► Nepal to the north; and ► Bangladesh, ► Bhutan to the north-east; and ► Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of ► Sri Lanka, ► Maldives and ► Indonesia are to the south.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Hindustan in 1812 by Arrowsmith and Lewis
Map of Bengal 1893
Map of Eastern Bengal and Assam 1907
Languages of South Asia
Cultural regional areas
Hills of India
Rivers of India
Rivers and lakes of India
Wind Zone map
Decadal growth rate
Air and seaports
Average annual temperature
Climatic disaster risk
Notes and references
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