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Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of India
conventional short form: India

Capital:
New Delhi

Flag:
Three equal horizontal bands of saffron (subdued orange) (top), white, and green with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of Niger, which has a small orange disk centered in the white band.

Flag of India

Government type:
federal republic

Population:
1,095,351,995 (July 2006 est.)

Area:
total: 3,287,590 sq km
land: 2,973,190 sq km
water: 314,400 sq km

Land boundaries:
total: 14,103 km
border countries: Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km
coastline: 7,000 km

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Kanchenjunga 8,598 m

Geography note:
India dominates South Asian subcontinent. It is located near important Indian Ocean trade router. Kanchenjunga, third tallest mountain in the world, lies on the border with Nepal.

Currency:
Indian rupee (INR)

All information comes from The World Factbook

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