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All About India
Location: India is a large country in southern Asia. India is bordered by Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), and Bangladesh.
Size: India covers about 3,287,590 square kilometers. India is the 7th largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, the USA, China, Brazil, and Australia).
Population: India has the second largest population of any country in the world (after China). The population of India is about 1,173,108,018 (as of July, 2010).
India is divided into 28 states and 7 union territories.
Flag: The Indian flag has three equal horizontal bars (saffron, white and green) with a blue Dharma Chakra (the wheel of law) in the center. The wheel has 24 spokes, representing the 24 hours in a day (at the end of each spoke is a dark blue half-moon).
Climate: India's climate ranges from tropical monsoon (in the south) to temperate (in the north).
Major Rivers: The major rivers in India are the Ganges (with its tributaries Yamuna, Gomti, and Chambal), Bramhaputra, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri.
Mountain Ranges: The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas, is in northern India, bordering Nepal and China.
Highest Point: The highest point in India is Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,598 m or 28,169 feet tall), in the Himalayas (along the India-Nepal border). Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K-2).
Lowest Point: The lowest point in India is the Indian Ocean, at sea level.
India: Label Me! Printout
Label the map of India.
India: Follow the Instructions
Color India according to simple directions, such as, "Trace the path of the Ganges River in blue." Or go to the answers.
India: Map Quiz Worksheet
A printable quiz on the major geographic features of India. The student reads a map to answer 10 geography questions. Or go to the answers.
India: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of India to print.
India: Dot to Dot Mystery Map
Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery country. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which country you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as the continent the country is on (Asia), that it is in the Northern Hemisphere, or that its name starts with "I." Answer: India.
Indian Flag Quiz/Printout
A flag quiz/coloring printout.
Large Flag of India to Color
A blackline master (printout) of the flag of India to print and color.
A page on Gandhi's life and the struggle for Indian Independence.
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