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Country Introduction:

India, officially the Republic of India is located in South Asia and is considered the second-most populous country in the world.  India is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on the east and is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Bhutan, the People’s Republic of China and Nepal to the north.  India consists of 28 states and 7 Union Territories.

India’s total area is roughly 3,287,260 square kilometers and the total land area is 3,060,500 square kilometers.  There are three distinct regions: The Indo-Gangetic Plain, the Himalayas (in North India) and the Peninsula (South India).  India’s diverse terrain consists of highland plains, deserts and river valleys.  The climate in India varies significantly from snow-capped mountains in the north to the tropics in the south.

Additional Information:

Library of Congress Country Profile

BBC India Country Profile

Physical Geography:

Physical Map of India

Culture and People:


  • Indian Profile
  • India - Matador Network


  • Indian Language Guide 
  • Indian Words and Phrases

Religion and Beliefs

  • Indian People and Their Beliefs
  • Religion in India


  • French Food

Demography and Ethnicity

  • Demographics

Institutions (e.g., family, government)

  • The World Factbook: Indian Government
  • Indian Government

Gender and Sexuality

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Higher Education

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Hazards and Risks:
  • Crime
  • Worldwide Caution
  • Health Risks
  • Food Precautions
  • Vulnerability to Weather
Health and Insurance:
Current Issues:
Cost of Living:
Historical Resources:
Additional Resources:
Getting Around France:
  • Public Transportation Overview in India
  • Metro in

Additional Resources:

  • Housing and Living Conditions in India
  • Passport Information
  • Introducing India
  • General Information about India
  • NetGlobers: How to Travel Safely in India
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