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=> Indian Geography

Area : (Including J & K) - 3,287,263 square kilometers

including area under illegal occupation of China and Pakistan

Largest State-Madhya Pradesh(443,446 Sq km)

Smallest State-Goa(3,702 Sq km)

Largest Union Territory-Andaman & Nicobar Islands (8,249 Sq km)

Smallest Union Territory-Lakshadweep(32 Sq km)

Largest District-Kachchh (Gujarat)(45,652 Sq km)
Smallest District-Mahe ( Pondicherry )( 9 Sq km)

India the seventh largest country in the world , is well marked with off from the rest of Asia by mountains and the sea, which gives the country a distinct geographical entity.It covers an area of 32,87,2631 Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere the mainland extends measures 3214 km from north south between extreme latitudes and about 2933 km from east to west between extreme longitudes.It has a land frontier of about 15200 km.

The country lies between 8º4' and 37º6' north of the Equator and is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean to the south.The total length of the coastline of the mainland, Lakshwadeep group of islands and Andaman and Nicobar group of islands is 7,516.5 km.

Also,in the east lies the Bangladesh.In the north west Afganisthan and Pakistan border India.The Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Straits separate India from Sri lanka. The Andaman and Nicobar island in the Bay of Bengal and Lakshwadeep in the Arabian sea are parts of the territory of India.There are as many as 200 islands in Andaman alone, extending for 350km.There are 19 island in Nicobar group.

The Arabian sea consist of the Lakshadweep group. They are formed on a coral deposit off the Kerala coast .The southern most of this lies just to the north of the Maldive island which is an independent territory.

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