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Bombay / Mumbai -  India Statistics
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India - Location Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
Area - Total 103,000 sq km
Area - Land 100,250 sq km
Area - Water 2,750 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 20 00 N, 77 00 E
Coastline 7,000 km
Elevation Highest Kanchenjunga 8,598 m
Elevation Lowest Indian Ocean 0 m
Birth rate 22.8 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 8.38 deathsdeaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 63.26 years
Life expectancy - Female 64.77 years (2004 est.)
Languages English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language
Independence 15 August 1947 (from UK)
Flag Description Three equal horizontal bands of saffron (subdued orange) (top), white, and green with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of Niger, which has a small orange disk centered in the white band 
Internet Code .in
Airports 333 (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, Pakistan
Records Greatest recorded rainfalls for 1 year in the world = 2647 cm (Cherrapunji, 1860-61).
4th most populous urban agglomeration in the World = Bombay (Mumbai) (population = 19 M).

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