Outline of India

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An enlargeable map of the cities of India

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

Indiaseventh-largest country by area, 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 colonization, 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. 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

An enlargeable basic map of India

Geography of India

 Bangladesh 4,053 km
 China 3,380 km including the territorial disputes along its border; McMahon Line
 Pakistan including the LoC 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

An enlargeable satellite composite image of India

Geographic features of India

Physical divisions of India

See also: Ecoregions of India

Administrative divisions of India

                              Republic of India
     ↓                                                                 ↓
  States                                                     Union Territories
     ↓                                                                 ↓
     ↓                    ↓                      ↓                    ↓
  Blocks      Municipal Corporations      Municipalities       City Councils
 (Tehsils/)     (Maha-Nagar-Palika)       (Nagar-Palika)     (Nagar-Panchayat)
  Talukas)                ↓                      ↓                    ↓
     ↓                    ---------------------------------------------
     ↓                                           |
  Villages                                     Wards
(Gram / Gaon)
States and territories of India
Main article: States and territories of India
Divisions of India
Municipalities of India

Geography of states and territories

History of India

Main article: History of India and Timeline of Indian history

History of India by period

History by states and territories

Demography of India

Main article: Demographics of India

Demographics of states and territories

Government and politics of India

Main article: Government of India and Politics of India

Socio-economic issues in India

Branches of the government of India

Executive branch of the government of India

Legislative branch of the government of India

Judicial branch of the government of India

Foreign relations of India

International organization membership

The Republic of India is a member of:1

Law and order in India

Main article: Law of India

National law enforcement agencies

Regional law enforcement agencies

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police
  2. Andhra Pradesh Police
  3. Arunachal Pradesh Police
  4. Assam Police
  5. Bihar Police
  6. Chandigarh Police
  7. Chhattisgarh Police
  8. Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police
  9. Daman and Diu Police
  1. Goa Police
  2. Gujarat Police
  3. Haryana Police
  4. Himachal Pradesh Police
  5. Jammu and Kashmir Police
  6. Jharkhand Police
  7. Karnataka Police
  8. Kerala Police
  9. Lakshadweep Police
  10. Madhya Pradesh Police
  1. Maharashtra Police
  2. Manipur Police
  3. Meghalaya Police
  4. Mizoram Police
  5. Nagaland Police
  6. Orissa Police
  7. Punjab Police
  8. Puducherry Police
  1. Rajasthan Police
  2. Sikkim Police
  3. Tamil Nadu Police
  4. Tripura Police
  5. Uttar Pradesh
  6. Uttarakhand Police
  7. West Bengal Police

Local law enforcement agencies

Military of India

Main article: Military of India

Government of states

Politics by states and territories

Culture of India

Main article: Culture of India

Cuisine of India

Cuisine by regions

Art in India

Music of India

Music by states and territories

Literature of India

Literature by language

Cinema of India

Main article : Cinema of India

Cinema by region

Languages in India

Film Awards

Sports in India

Main article: Sport in India

Professional sports leagues in India

Culture of states

Architecture of India

Main article: Architecture of India

Economy and infrastructure of India

Main article: Economy of India

Economy and infrastructure of states

Education in India

Main article: Education in India

Education in states

Tourism in India

Main article: Tourism in India

Tourism in states

See also

Flag of India.svg Bodo language

Flag of India.svg Dogri language

Flag of India.svg Konkani language

Flag of India.svg Maithili language

Flag of India.svg Manipuri language

Flag of India.svg Santali language

Flag of India.svg Tulu


  1. ^ "India". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of India

  • India travel guide from Wikivoyage
General reference

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