Name all the neighbouring countries 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.

Afghanistan

  • The country shares the 106km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Dari and Pashto.
  • Afghan Afghani is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 34 States/ Provinces.
  • Afghanistan stretches its area of 6,52,230 sq km.
  • The economy is majorly dependent on agriculture.
  • Islam is a popular religion in the country.
  • Few business include the weaving of carpets, handicrafts, woollens etc.

Bangladesh

  • The country shares the 4096.7km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Bengali.
  • Bangladeshi Taka is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 8 States/ Provinces.
  • Bangladesh stretches its area of 1,43,998 sq km and coastline is 580km.
  • Islam is a popular religion in the country.

Border shared between India and Bangladesh

Border Line share between India and Bangladesh is 4096.7 Km. It is the fifth-longest land border in the world. India and Bangladesh share one of the longest borders in the world and it covers an area of 1,43,998 sq km and along with a coastline of 580 km.

Other things shared between India and Bangladesh

  • The two countries share 54 common rivers.
  • Bangladesh is the vital trading partner for India.
  • Cultural and linguistic exchanges is a key factor for the bond of friendship between the people of two countries.
  • Rajshahi, Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rangpur and Sylhet are the Bangladeshi states that share their borders with India.
  • The 61 Km of the Border area in District Dhubri, Assam the place where River Brahmaputra enters into Bangladesh comprises of vast char lands and innumerable river channels thus making border guards in this area, a tiring task, especially during the rainy season.

Bhutan

  • The country shares the 699km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Dzongkha.
  • Ngultrum is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 20 States/ Provinces.
  • Bhutan stretches its area of 38,394 sq km.
  • Buddhism and Hinduism is a popular religion in the country.
  • Main sources of economy are Hydropower, agriculture, forestry and tourism.

China

  • The country shares the 3488km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Mandarin.
  • Chinese Yuan is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 26 States/ Provinces.
  • China stretches its area of 95,96,960 sq km.

Myanmar

  • The country shares the 1643km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Burmese.
  • Burmese Kyat is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 26 States/ Provinces.
  • Myanmar stretches its area of 6,76,578 sq km.

Nepal

  • The country shares the 1751km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Nepali.
  • Nepalese Rupee is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 7 States/ Provinces.
  • Nepal stretches its area of 1,47,181 sq km.

Pakistan

  • The country shares the3323 km border with India.
  • The official language in the country is Urdu.
  • Pakistani Rupee is the currency in the country.
  • The country comprises of 4 States/ Provinces.
  • Pakistan stretches its area of7,96,095 sq km.
    Border Line – 3323 km

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.

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