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The following outline is provided as an overview of, and topical guide to, India:

The seventh-largest country by area, India is located on the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. India was home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, and is the birthplace of four world religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism. India endured colonization, eventually being administered by the United Kingdom from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was mainly non-violent resistance, led by influential figures like Mahatma Gandhi, and underwent a violent partition. India is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and is also the most populous democracy in the world.


General referenceEdit

An enlargeable basic map of India

Geography of IndiaEdit

Indian Ocean bathymetry srtm
    • Land boundaries: 14,103 km
  Bangladesh 4,053 km
  China 3,380 km including the territorial disputes along its border; McMahon Line
  Pakistan including the Line of Control 2,912 km
    Nepal 1,690 km
  Myanmar 1,463 km
  Bhutan 605 km
  • Coastline: 7,000 km
Indian Ocean
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal

Environment of IndiaEdit

An enlargeable satellite composite image of India

Geographic features of IndiaEdit

South India satellite View

Physical divisions of IndiaEdit

Administrative divisions of IndiaEdit

Administrative divisions of India

Administrative divisional structure of IndiaEdit
States and territories of IndiaEdit
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A clickable map of the 29 states and 7 union territories of India
Map legend:
States (1-29) & Union territories (A-G)
1. Andhra Pradesh 13. Kerala 25. Telangana
2. Arunachal Pradesh 14. Madhya Pradesh 26. Tripura
3. Assam 15. Maharashtra 27. Uttar Pradesh
4. Bihar 16. Manipur 28. Uttarakhand
5. Chhattisgarh 17. Meghalaya 29. West Bengal
6. Goa 18. Mizoram A. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
7. Gujarat 19. Nagaland B. Chandigarh
8. Haryana 20. Odisha C. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
9. Himachal Pradesh 21. Punjab D. Daman and Diu
10. Jammu and Kashmir 22. Rajasthan E. Lakshadweep
11. Jharkhand 23. Sikkim F. National Capital Territory of Delhi
12. Karnataka 24. Tamil Nadu G. Puducherry

States and territories of India

Divisions of IndiaEdit
Municipalities of IndiaEdit
Mumbai - Marine Drive

Municipalities of India

Geography of states and territoriesEdit

Demography of IndiaEdit

Government and politics of IndiaEdit


Socio-economic issues in IndiaEdit

Branches of the government of IndiaEdit

Executive of the government of IndiaEdit

Legislature of the government of IndiaEdit

Judiciary of the government of IndiaEdit

Supreme Court of India

Foreign relations of IndiaEdit

International organization membershipEdit

The Republic of India is a member of:[2]

Law and order in IndiaEdit

National law enforcement agenciesEdit

All India Service for policing — Indian Police Service

State police forcesEdit

A female police officer.
Police commissioneratesEdit

Armed forces of IndiaEdit

An Indian army tank being driven out from sea to land
Indian naval contingent marching on Rajpath

Government of statesEdit

Politics by states and territoriesEdit

History of IndiaEdit

The 'Ten Indus Scripts' discovered near the northern gateway of the Dholavira citadel

History of India by periodEdit

Maratha Empire Shivaji Maharaj
Gandhi Salt March

History of India by regionEdit

History of India by subjectEdit

Culture of IndiaEdit

Namaste India

Cuisine of IndiaEdit

Cuisine by regionsEdit

The arts in IndiaEdit

Architecture of IndiaEdit

A pillar in Dravidian architectural-style in Airavatesvara Temple.

Cinema of IndiaEdit

Indian Cinema 100 years Garuda Mall Celebrity Stone.
Film AwardsEdit
Cinema by regionEdit

Music of IndiaEdit

Tansen Samaroha
Sarod and sitar
Music by states and territoriesEdit

Literature of IndiaEdit

Literature by languageEdit

Languages in IndiaEdit


Sports in IndiaEdit

Indian Football Team
A Kabaddi match at 2006 Asian Games

Major Sports LeaguesEdit

Culture by regionEdit

Economy and infrastructure of IndiaEdit

Economy and infrastructure of statesEdit

Education in IndiaEdit

Tourism in IndiaEdit

See alsoEdit



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  2. ^ "India". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of India

  •   India travel guide from Wikivoyage
General reference