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

New Delhi

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

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

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.

Indian rupee (INR)

All information comes from The World Factbook

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