Saturday, November 18, 2006

Few Facts

Total area: 3,287,590 sq km (slightly more than 1/3rd the size of USA)

  • Land: 2,973,190 sq km
  • Water: 314,400 sq km

Neighboring countries:

  • Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, Pakistan


  • Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north


  • Upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north

Natural Resources:

  • Coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), Iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land

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