The Geography of India

Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan Area: Approx. one-third the size of the U.S. total : 2,042,610 sq. miles (3,287,263 sq km) 1,847,456 sq. miles (2,973,193 sq. km) water: 195,154 sq. miles (314,070 sq km) Borders: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar (Burma) Nepal, Pakistan Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north Terrain: Plains in the south, flatlands in the land: Elevation Extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean at exactly sea level highest Kanchenjunga 28,169 feet point: (8,586 m) above sea level Natural Hazards: Droughts; flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding frommonsoonal rains; severe thunderstorms; earthquakes Ganges, deserts in the western regions, and the Himalayas in the north

Source: www.cia.gov 2017


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