Outline of India

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India (orthographic projection).svg
An enlargeable map of the cities of India

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 colonisation, 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 1.4 billion people, and is also the most populous democracy in the world.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of India

Geography of India[edit]

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 India[edit]

An enlargeable satellite composite image of India

Geographic features of India[edit]

South India satellite View

Physical divisions of India[edit]

Physical Map of India

Administrative divisions of India[edit]

Administrative divisions of India

Administrative divisional structure of India[edit]
Structure of administrative divisions in India
States and union territories of India[edit]
Indian OceanBay of BengalAndaman SeaArabian SeaLaccadive SeaSiachen GlacierAndaman and Nicobar IslandsChandigarhDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuDelhiLakshadweepPuducherryPuducherryPuducherryArunachal PradeshAssamBiharChhattisgarhGoaGujaratHaryanaHimachal PradeshLadakhJharkhandKarnatakaKeralaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraManipurMeghalayaMizoramNagalandOdishaPunjabRajasthanSikkimTamil NaduTripuraUttar PradeshUttarakhandWest BengalAfghanistanBangladeshBhutanMyanmarChinaNepalPakistanSri LankaTajikistanDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuPuducherryPuducherryPuducherryPuducherryGoaGujaratJammu and KashmirKarnatakaKeralaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraRajasthanTamil NaduAssamMeghalayaAndhra PradeshArunachal PradeshNagalandManipurMizoramTelanganaTripuraWest BengalSikkimBhutanBangladeshBiharJharkhandOdishaChhattisgarhUttar PradeshUttarakhandNepalDelhiHaryanaPunjabHimachal PradeshChandigarhPakistanSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaDisputed territory in Jammu and KashmirDisputed territory in Jammu and Kashmir
A clickable map of the 28 states and 8 union territories of India
Map legend:
States (1–28) & Union territories (A-H)
1. Andhra Pradesh 13. Madhya Pradesh 25. Tripura
2. Arunachal Pradesh 14. Maharashtra 26. Uttar Pradesh
3. Assam 15. Manipur 27. Uttarakhand
4. Bihar 16. Meghalaya 28. West Bengal
5. Chhattisgarh 17. Mizoram A. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
6. Goa 18. Nagaland B. Chandigarh
7. Gujarat 19. Odisha C. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
8. Haryana 20. Punjab D. Jammu and Kashmir
9. Himachal Pradesh 21. Rajasthan E. Ladakh
10. Jharkhand 22. Sikkim F. Lakshadweep
11. Karnataka
23. Tamil Nadu G. Delhi
12. Kerala 24.Telangana H. Puducherry

States and union territories of India

Divisions of India[edit]
Municipalities of India[edit]
Mumbai skyline

Municipalities of India

Geography of states and territories[edit]

Demography of India[edit]

Demographics of India

Demographics of states and territories[edit]

Government and politics of India[edit]

Barack Obama addressing the Indian Parliament.

Socio-economic issues in India[edit]

Branches of the government of India[edit]

Executive of the government of India[edit]

Legislature of the government of India[edit]

Judiciary of the government of India[edit]

Ranjan Gogoi is sworn in as the Chief Justice of India, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Foreign relations of India[edit]

International organisation membership[edit]

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

Law and order in India[edit]

National law enforcement agencies[edit]

All India Service for policing — Indian Police Service

State police forces[edit]

The National Police Memorial in New Delhi
Police commissionerates[edit]

Armed forces of India[edit]

INS Vikramaditya is the sole aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy
Garud commandos of the Indian Air Force

Government of states[edit]

Politics by states and territories[edit]

History of India[edit]

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

History of India by period[edit]

History of India by region[edit]

History of India by subject[edit]

Culture of India[edit]

A traditional Kathakali dancer from Kerala

Cuisine of India[edit]

Cuisine by regions[edit]

The arts in India[edit]

Architecture of India[edit]

The intricately carved walls and galleries of Rani Ki Vav in Gujarat

Cinema of India[edit]

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most dominant actors in the Indian movie industry
Film Awards[edit]
Cinema by region[edit]

Music of India[edit]

Ravi Shankar is known for combining elements of traditional Indian music with Western music.
Sarod and sitar
Music by states and territories[edit]

Literature of India[edit]

Literature by language[edit]

Languages in India[edit]

Official languages of India by state and union territory.

Sports in India[edit]

Indian Football Team
A Kabaddi match at 2006 Asian Games

Major Sports Leagues[edit]

Culture by region[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of India[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of states[edit]

Education in India[edit]

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad complex panorama

Education in states[edit]

Tourism in India[edit]

Tourism in states[edit]

List of tourism in different states of India

See also[edit]



  1. "India Government, Indian Democracy | India Quick Facts". Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. "India". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of India

General reference

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