How many island countries are neighbours of India?

Sri Lanka and Maldives are the two island countries which are the southern neighbours of India.

Sri Lanka

  • The country shares a sea border with us
  • The official language  in the country is Sinhala, Tamil
  • Sri Lankan Rupee is the currency in the country
  • The country comprises of 9 States/ Provinces
  • It is one of the two countries which share Indian coastline.
  • Sri Lanka stretches its area of 65,610 sq km.
  • It is regarded as a tourist destination by many and is one of those places which is a home to many ethnic groups and religious cultures.

Maldives

  • The country shares a sea border with us
  • The official language  in the country is Dhivehi
  • Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency in the country
  • The country comprises of only one State/ Provinces
  • It is located to the south-west of India.
  • Maldives stretches its area of 298sq km.
  • It is popular for coral islands.

Other Neighbours of India

Seven countries share the boundaries with India. In Northwest there lies Afghanistan and Pakistan, In the North, India, is bound with China, Bhutan and Nepal, to the far east India, is surrounded by Myanmar and Bangladesh to the east. In south-east there lies Sri Lanka and Maldives in the south-west. These two countries share the water borders. The northern part of India is referred to as Subcontinent and Southern part of India is referred to as Peninsular region.

 

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