India - An Overview

  • Country - India/Bharat
  • Capital - New Delhi
  • Geographical Location - Located in North-Eastern Hemisphere
  • Latitudinal Extension - 8°4' to 37°6' Northern Latitude
  • Longitudinal Extension - 68°7' to 97°25' Eastern Longitude
  • Standard Time - 82°30' Eastern Longitude, 5 hour 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich(Mirzapur)
  • Geographical Extension - (Length : North to South 3214 KM)(Breadth : East to West 2933 KM)
  • Land Boundary - 15106.7 KM
  • Water Boundary - 7516.6 KM
  • Territorial Water Boundary - 12 nautical miles from coast
  • Contiguous Zone - 24 nautical miles from coastal line
  • Exclusive Economic Zone - 200 nautical miles from Contiguous Zone
  • Climate - Monsoonal Climate
  • Area - 3287263 sq. KM
  • Share in World's total area - 2.42%
  • Position in term of area - 7th
  • Position in term of population - 2nd
  • Number of States - 28
  • Number of Union Territories - 9
  • Geometrical Shape - Quadrangular
  • Extension of Mountainous Region - 10.7%
  • Extension of Hill Area - 18.6%
  • Extension of Plateau - 27.7%
  • Extension of Field - 43%
  • Tropic of Cancer passes through - 8 states
  • States/UTs sharing International Boundaries - 18
  • Number of International Airports - 17
  • Number of National Highways - 228
  • Number of Major Ports - 13

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