1. Indian Size & Location
1. India is a vast country which lies in the south of Asia.
2. It is the 7th largest country of the world after Russia, Canada, U.S.A., China, Brazil and Australia.
3. Its area is about 3.28 million sq. km and it is about 2.42 % of the total area of the world.
4. India has a land boundary about 15200 km and the total length of the coast line of the main land including Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep is 7,516.6 km.
5. India is bounded by young fold mountains in the northwest, north and north east.
6. South of about 22º north latitude, it begins to taper and extends towards the Indian Ocean, dividing it into two seas, the Arabian Sea on the west and Bay of Bengal on its east.