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Country Information

Location:  Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
Geographic Coordinates:   20 00 N, 77 00 E
Area:   3,287,263 sq km (land: 2,973,193 sq km water: 314,070 sq km)
Climate:  Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Languages:  Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%
Population:  1,236,344,631 (July 2014 est.)
Capital:  New Delhi
Religion:  Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)
Ethnic Groups:  Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)
Independence:  15 August 1947 (from the UK)

Source:  CIA Factbook