India


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India / the Republic of India

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  • Country in South Asia, the second-most populous country and  the seventh-largest country (by land area) in the world
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Largest cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad
  • Borders: Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar
  • Seas: Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal
  • Highest point: Kangchenjunga (8,586 m)
  • Lowest point: Kuttanad (−2.2 m)
  • Longest river: Ganga (Ganges) (2,525 km)
  • Largest lake: Wular Lake (30 to 260 km2)
  • Climate: arid desert (west), alpine tundra and glaciers (north), humid tropical (southwest and the islands)
  • Official language: Hindi, English
  • Religion: 79.8% Hinduism, 14.2% Islam, 2.3% Christianity, 1.7% Sikhism, 0.7% Buddhism, 0.4% Jainism, 0.23% unaffiliated, 0.65% others
  • Government: federal parliamentary constitutional republic
  • National day: Republic Day – 26 January (1950), Independence Day – 15 August (1947), Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October
  • Area: 3,287,263 km² (water 9.6%)
  • Population: 1,352,642,280; density: 407.4/km²
  • Currency: ​Indian rupee (₹) (INR)
  • Time zone: UTC+05:30 (IST)
  • Calling code: +91
  • ISO 3166 code: IN
  • Internet TLD: .in
  • Driving side: left
  • Electricity: 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, plug types: C, D and M

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REGIONS: 28 states and 8 union territories


states


Andhra Pradesh – (AP) – capital: Hyderabad (de jure), Amaravati (administrative capital, de facto)


Arunachal Pradesh – (AR) – capital: Itanagar


Assam – (AS) – capital: Dispur


Bihar – (BR) – capital: Patna


Chhattisgarh – (CT) – capital: Naya Raipur


Goa – (GA) – capital: Panaji


Gujarat – (GJ) – capital: Gandhinagar


Haryana – (HR) – capital: Chandigarh (shared with Punjab, also the Chandigarh Union Territory)


Himachal Pradesh – (HP) – capital: Shimla (summer), Dharamshala (winter)


Jharkhand – (JH) – capital: Ranchi


Karnataka – (KA) – capital: Bangalore


Kerala – (KL) – capital: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Madhya Pradesh – (MP) – capital: Bhopal


Maharashtra – (MH) – capital: Mumbai (summer), Nagpur (winter)


Manipur – (MN) – capital: Imphal


Meghalaya – (ML) – capital: Shillong


Mizoram – (MZ) – capital: Aizawl


Nagaland – (NL) – capital: Kohima


Odisha – (OR) – capital: Bhubaneshwar


Punjab – (PB) – capital: Chandigarh (shared with Haryana, also the Chandigarh Union Territory)


Rajasthan – (RJ) – capital: Jaipur


Sikkim – (SK) – capital: Gangtok


Tamil Nadu – (TN) – capital: Chennai


Telangana – (TG) – capital: Hyderabad

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Tripura – (TR) – capital: Agartala


Uttar Pradesh – (UP) – capital: Lucknow


Uttarakhand – (UT) – capital: Dehradun (winter), Gairsain (summer)


West Bengal – (WB) – capital: Kolkata


union territories


Andaman and Nicobar Islands – (AN) – capital: Port Blair
Chandigarh – (CH) – capital: Chandigarh (also the capital of Haryana and Punjab)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu – (TBA) – capital: Daman
Jammu and Kashmir – (JK) – capital: Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)
Ladakh – (LA) – capital: Leh
Lakshadweep – (LD) – capital: Kavaratti
National Capital Territory of Delhi – (DL) – capital: New Delhi
Puducherry – (PY) – capital: Pondicherry


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