Outline of India

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The following outline is provided as an overview of, and topical guide to, India:

The seventh-largest country by area, India is located on the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. India was home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, and is the birthplace of four world religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism. India endured colonisation, eventually being administered by the United Kingdom from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was mainly non-violent resistance, led by influential figures like Mahatma Gandhi, and underwent a violent partition. India is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and is also the most populous democracy in the world.


General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of India

Geography of India[edit]

Indian Ocean bathymetry srtm
    • Land boundaries: 14,103 km
 Bangladesh 4,053 km
 China 3,380 km including the territorial disputes along its border; McMahon Line
 Pakistan including the Line of Control 2,912 km
   Nepal 1,690 km
 Myanmar 1,463 km
 Bhutan 605 km
  • Coastline: 7,000 km
Indian Ocean
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal

Environment of India[edit]

An enlargeable satellite composite image of India

Geographic features of India[edit]

South India satellite View

Physical divisions of India[edit]

Administrative divisions of India[edit]

Administrative divisions of India

Administrative divisional structure of India[edit]
States and territories of India[edit]
Indian OceanBay of BengalAndaman SeaArabian SeaLaccadive SeaSiachen GlacierAndaman and Nicobar IslandsChandigarhDadra and Nagar HaveliDaman and DiuDelhiLakshadweepPuducherryPuducherryPuducherryArunachal PradeshAssamBiharChhattisgarhGoaGujaratHaryanaHimachal PradeshLadakhJharkhandKarnatakaKeralaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraManipurMeghalayaMizoramNagalandOdishaPunjabRajasthanSikkimTamil NaduTripuraUttar PradeshUttarakhandWest BengalAfghanistanBangladeshBhutanMyanmarChinaNepalPakistanSri LankaTajikistanDadra and Nagar HaveliDaman and DiuPuducherryPuducherryPuducherryPuducherryGoaGujaratJammu and KashmirKarnatakaKeralaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraRajasthanTamil NaduAssamMeghalayaAndhra PradeshArunachal PradeshNagalandManipurMizoramTelanganaTripuraWest BengalSikkimBhutanBangladeshBiharJharkhandOdishaChhattisgarhUttar PradeshUttarakhandNepalDelhiHaryanaPunjabHimachal PradeshChandigarhPakistanSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaDisputed territory in Jammu and KashmirDisputed territory in Jammu and Kashmir
A clickable map of the 28 states and 9 union territories of India
Map legend:
States (1-29) & Union territories (A-G)
1. Andhra Pradesh 13. Kerala 25. Telangana
2. Arunachal Pradesh 14. Madhya Pradesh 26. Tripura
3. Assam 15. Maharashtra 27. Uttar Pradesh
4. Bihar 16. Manipur 28. Uttarakhand
5. Chhattisgarh 17. Meghalaya 29. West Bengal
6. Goa 18. Mizoram A. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
7. Gujarat 19. Nagaland B. Chandigarh
8. Haryana 20. Odisha C. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
9. Himachal Pradesh 21. Punjab D. Daman and Diu
10. Jammu and Kashmir 22. Rajasthan E. Lakshadweep
11. Jharkhand 23. Sikkim F. National Capital Territory of Delhi
12. Karnataka 24. Tamil Nadu G. Puducherry

States and territories of India

Divisions of India[edit]
Municipalities of India[edit]
Mumbai skyline

Municipalities of India

Geography of states and territories[edit]

Demography of India[edit]

Demographics of India

Demographics of states and territories[edit]

Government and politics of India[edit]


Socio-economic issues in India[edit]

Branches of the government of India[edit]

Executive of the government of India[edit]

Legislature of the government of India[edit]

Judiciary of the government of India[edit]

Supreme Court of India

Foreign relations of India[edit]

International organisation membership[edit]

The Republic of India is a member of:[2]

Law and order in India[edit]

National law enforcement agencies[edit]

All India Service for policing — Indian Police Service

State police forces[edit]

A female police officer.
Police commissionerates[edit]

Armed forces of India[edit]

An Indian army tank being driven out from sea to land
Indian naval contingent marching on Rajpath

Government of states[edit]

Politics by states and territories[edit]

History of India[edit]

The 'Ten Indus Scripts' discovered near the northern gateway of the Dholavira citadel

History of India by period[edit]

Maratha Empire Shivaji Maharaj
Gandhi Salt March

History of India by region[edit]

History of India by subject[edit]

Culture of India[edit]

Namaste India

Cuisine of India[edit]

Cuisine by regions[edit]

The arts in India[edit]

Architecture of India[edit]

A pillar in Dravidian architectural-style in Airavatesvara Temple.

Cinema of India[edit]

Indian Cinema 100 years Garuda Mall Celebrity Stone.
Film Awards[edit]
Cinema by region[edit]

Music of India[edit]

Tansen Samaroha
Sarod and sitar
Music by states and territories[edit]

Literature of India[edit]

Literature by language[edit]

Languages in India[edit]


Sports in India[edit]

Indian Football Team
A Kabaddi match at 2006 Asian Games

Major Sports Leagues[edit]

Culture by region[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of India[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of states[edit]

Education in India[edit]

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad complex panorama

Education in states[edit]

Tourism in India[edit]

Tourism in states[edit]

Statue of Unity, Taj Mahal, Red Fort

List of tourism in different states of India

See also[edit]



  1. ^ http://www.indiaquickfacts.com/content/india-government-indian-democracy
  2. ^ "India". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of India

  • India travel guide from Wikivoyage
General reference