India Political Map
India Country Information:
India is located in southern Asia. It is bordered by the Laccadive Sea and the Bay of Bengal; Bhutan, Nepal, China, and Pakistan to the north, and Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma) to the east.
India Bordering Countries:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, Pakistan
Agartala, Agra, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amristar, Balasore, Bangalore, Bareilly, Benares, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Chennai (Madras), Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehra Dun, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dispur, Diu, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Guntakal, Haidia, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kandla, Kanpur, Kargil, Kofa, Kohima, Kolkata (Calcutta), Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Lumding, Marmagao, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nagpur, New Delhi, Okha, Panaji, Paradip, Pathankot, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Simla, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Tuticorin, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.
Andaman Sea, Aravalli Range, Bay of Bengal, Chilka Lake, Dhebar Lake, Ganga (Ganges River), Ghaghara River, Godavari River, Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), Gulf of Khambhat, Gulf of Kutch, Gulf of Mannar, Himalayas, Laccadive Sea, Mouth of the Ganges, Nizam Sagar, Palk Bay, Palk Strait, Pulicat Lake and Rann of Kutch.
India Natural Resources:
India has the fourth-largest reserve of coal in the world. Other fuel related resources are natural gas and petroleum. There are a number of metallic resources which include chromite, bauxite, iron ore, titanium ore, manganese, and mica. Other natural resources include diamonds, limestone and arable land.
India Natural Hazards:
India has a number of natural hazards, which include droughts, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, earthquakes, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains.
India Environmental Issues:
Environmental issues for India are numerous. These include: deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification. The country has a huge and growing population which is overstraining natural resources. Tap water is not potable throughout the country; and there is water pollution from the runoff of agricultural pesticides, and raw sewage. In addition, India has air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions.