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date: 09 July 2020

India 1.2 billion est. pop. 2010  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Mahesh RANGARAJANMahesh RANGARAJAN

India is the seventh-largest (by geographical area) and the second-most populous country in the world. With Pakistan to its west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east, India is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. This home of many ancient civilizations is one of the fastest growing economies today. Although India is the world’s largest democracy, its people are divided by deep disparities of income, economic opportunity, and privilege. ...

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