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English India - Republic of India

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.

Short name  India
Official name Republic of India
Status Independent country since 1947
Location South Asia
Capital New Delhi
Population 1,210,854,977 inhabitants
Area 3,287,263 square kilometres (1,269,219 sq mi)
Major languages Hindi (official), English (additional), 22 regional official languages[1]
Major religions Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism and others
More information India, Geography of India, History of India and Politics of India
More images India - India (Category).

General maps

Map of India
India and surrounding countries
South Asia in local languages
Physical map
Physical map of India with various physiographic divisions

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

States and union territories of India
Districts of India
Disputed territories of India

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day India, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day India.

Indus Valley Civilisation (2600-1900 BCE)
Vedic period (1500-500 BCE)
Vedic period
Bhāratavarṣa (India) as mentioned in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana
Ancient India (600 BC)
Magadha (500 BCE)
Nanda Dynasty (400 BCE)
Mauryan Empire
[[|border|251x400px]] Mauryan Empire (250 BCE)
Mauryan Empire
Mauryan Empire
Mauryan Empire
Gupta Empire
Category:Satavahana empire
Indo-Greek kingdom (180 BCE-10 CE)
Indo-Greek Kingdom
Indo-Greek Kingdom
Indo-Greek Kingdom
Kushan Empire
Western Kshatrapas(35-405 AD)
[[|border|251x400px]] Chera Dynasty
Pandyas (100-1250)
Gupta Empire (400 AD)
Gupta Empire
Gupta Empire
Gupta Empire
Kalabhras (400)
Kadamba Empire (450)
Hephthalite dominion (520)
Harsha's Empire around 600
Pallava (645)
Pratihara (6th-11th century)
Rajput Kingdoms (7th-11th Century)
Pala Empire (700-1200)
Kanauj Empire (750-900)
Rashtrakuta Empire (750-900)
Chola Empire (1050)
Chola Empire
Chola Empire
Chola Empire
Chalukya (735-1120)
Rashtrakuta (780)
Rashtrakuta (780)
Rastrakuta (735-982)
Western Chalukyas (973-1200)
Hoysala Empire (1000-1346)
Vijayanagara Empire (1336-1646)
Delhi Sultanate (13th century)
Delhi Sultanate during the Tughlaq dynasty 1320-1330
Delhi Sultanate under Iltutmish
South India in 1500
Kingdom of Mysore (1400-1947)
Sher Shah's Empire (around 1500)
European settlements in India 1501-1739
Mughal Empire (1600) and European possesions
Mughal Empire in 1605
Mughal Empire (1526-1857)
Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
Maratha Empire, 1680
Mughal Empire 1690
India 1700-1792
French India 1741-1754
Maratha Confederacy in 1794
Maratha Confederacy (yellow), Sikh Empire (green) and British India (red), 1805
British India in 1909
Anglo-Mysore Wars
Anglo-Mysore Wars
Anglo-Mysore Wars
Indian Rebellion of 1857
Britain's holdings on the Indian subcontinent were granted independence in 1947 and 1948, becoming four new independent countries: India, Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Pakistan (including East Pakistan, modern-day Bangladesh)

Old maps

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

Ethno-linguistic maps

Languages of South Asia
Indo-Aryan languages
Dravidian languages
Cultural regional areas
Hindi Belt
Literacy rate
Literacy rate

Other maps

Geology map
Hills of India
Rivers of India
Rivers and lakes of India
Annual rainfall
Indian Summer
Wind Zone map
Natural hazards
Temperature map
Population density
Decadal growth rate
Air and seaports
Geological map
Climatic zones
Annual rainfall
Average annual temperature
Climatic disaster risk
Earthquake zones
Flood zones
Sex ratio
Jewish communities


Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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  1. See Languages with official status in India.

Entries available in the atlas

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Historical eras
States with wide recognition
States with limited recognition
Dependencies and other overseas territories
Country subdivisions
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United Kingdom
United States
Disputed subnational territories
Other regions
Former sovereign states
Former dependencies and overseas territories
Former disputed territories