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The cultural wonders and rich traditions of India- steeped in spellbinding history- are all laid out for you here. Discover the world’s seventh-largest country by geographical area and second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people. Indeed, India is a crown jewel of Mother Earth.
India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with myriad stories and rich cultural heritage. Over the last seven decades of its Independence, India has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialized countries in the world. Socioeconomic progress has followed, while it’s now one of the few nations to have gone into outer space for further national progress.
India covers an area of 3,287,263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas to the tropical rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India is unique from the rest of Asia, dotted with mountains and surrounded by seas, giving the country its own distinct entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards to the Tropic of Cancer, where it tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east, and Arabian Sea on the west.
Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere, the mainland extends between latitudes 8° 4′ and 37° 6′ north, longitudes 68° 7′ and 97° 25′ east and measures about 3,214 km from north to south between the extreme latitudes and about 2,933 km from east to west between the extreme longitudes. It has a land frontier of about 15,200 km. The total length of the coastline of the mainland, Lakshadweep Islands and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, is 7,516.6 km.