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India is a country in Asia. It is located North of the Indian Ocean. It is the second-most populous country of the world, and seventh largest by area. It is the birthplace of major eastern religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Borders[edit | edit source]
India is bordered with Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
Population[edit | edit source]
India is the second most populated country in the world with nearly a fifth of the world's population
Flag[edit | edit source]
The Indian flag is also called Tiranga. It consists of three horizontal bands, of equal size: saffron in color at the top (courage), white in the middle (peace) which has in the middle the Ashoka Chakra blue with 24 rays, and green (prosperity) the bottom one.
Climate[edit | edit source]
The Climate of India is based on the Köppen system, India hosts six major climatic subtypes, ranging from arid desert in the west, alpine tundra and glaciers in the north, and humid tropical regions supporting rainforests in the southwest and the island territories. Many regions have starkly different microclimates.
Ganges[edit | edit source]
Is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The river rises in the eastern Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India. It is the third largest river in the world by discharge. It is also called Ganga. It is the most sacred river for Hindus and is worshipped as a goddess in Hinduism. Taj Mahal is located on the banks of river , which is a tributary of the Ganges.
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