Our country information for India provides relevant facts and figures as well as useful links to resources, websites and local media.
Population: 1.35 billion (2018 est.)
Geography: 3,287,263 square kilometres
Climate: India has three main climate regions: Himalayan region in the north; Plateau region in the south; and the Gangetic Plain. The climate is mainly tropical in the south, but can be more varied and unpredictable in the north.
World heritage sites: Humayun’s Tomb, Elephanta Caves, Taj Mahal, Great Himalayan National Park
Capital City: New Delhi
Language(s): Bengali, Bodo, Maithili, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu
Official language: Hindi
Political system: Federal constitutional republic; gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Travel advisory information: For up-to-date travel advice for India from the New Zealand government visit safetravel.govt.nz.