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Location of IndiaSouthern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Geographic Co-ordinates20 00 N, 77 00 E
Total3,287,590 sq km
Land2,973,190 sq km
Water314,400 sq km
ComparativeSlightly more than one-third the size of the US.
Land boundaries (Total)14,103 km.
Border Shared With Countries
Bangladesh4,053 km
Bhutan605 km
Burma1,463 km
China3,380 km
Nepal1,690 km
Pakistan2,912 km
Coastline: Claims and Boundaries
Coastline7,000 km
Maritime claims (Contiguous zone)24 NM
Territorial sea12 NM
Continental shelf200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin
Exclusive economic zone200 NM
ClimateVaries from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
TerrainUpland Plain (Deccan Plateau)in South, Flat to Rolling Plain along the Ganges, Deserts in West, Himalayas in North.
Elevation extremes
Lowest pointIndian Ocean 0 m
Highest pointKanchenjunga 8,598 m
Natural resourcesCoal, Iron Ore, Manganese, Mica, Bauxite, Titanium Ore, Chromite, Natural Gas, Diamonds, Petroleum, Limestone, Arable Land
Land use
Arable land54.35%
Permanent crops2.66%
Other's42.99% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land590,000 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazardsDroughts, Flash Floods, Widespread and Destructive Flooding from Monsoonal Rains, Severe Thunderstorms, Earthquakes.
Current issuesDeforestation, Soil Erosion, Overgrazing, Desertification, Air Pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions, Water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides, Tap water is not potable throughout the country, Huge and growing population is verstraining natural resources.
International agreementsParty To:Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling.
Signed, but not ratified:none of the selected agreements

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