Indian subcontinent

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Indian subcontinent,

region, S central Asia, comprising the countries of PakistanPakistan
, officially Islamic Republic of Pakistan, republic (2005 est. pop. 162,420,000), 310,403 sq mi (803,944 sq km), S Asia. Pakistan is bordered by India on the east, the Arabian Sea on the south, Iran on the southwest, and Afghanistan on the west and north; in the
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, IndiaIndia,
officially Republic of India, republic (2005 est pop. 1,080,264,000), 1,261,810 sq mi (3,268,090 sq km), S Asia. The second most populous country in the world, it is also sometimes called Bharat, its ancient name. India's land frontier (c.
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, and BangladeshBangladesh
[Bengali,=Bengal nation], officially People's Republic of Bangladesh, republic (2005 est. pop. 144,320,000), 55,126 sq mi (142,776 sq km), S Asia. Bangladesh borders on the Bay of Bengal in the south; on the Indian states of West Bengal in the west and north, Assam
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 and the Himalayan states of NepalNepal
, independent nation (2005 est. pop. 27,677,000), c.54,000 sq mi (139,860 sq km), central Asia. Landlocked and isolated by the Himalayas, Nepal is bordered on the west, south, and east by India, and on the N by the Tibet region of China. Katmandu is the capital.
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, and BhutanBhutan
, officially Kingdom of Bhutan, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 2,232,000), 18,147 sq mi (47,000 sq km), in the E Himalayas, southern Asia. It is bordered on the west, south, and east by India and on the north by the Tibet region of China.
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. Sri LankaSri Lanka
[Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop. 20,065,000), 25,332 sq mi (65,610 sq km), in the Indian Ocean, just SE of India.
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, an island off the southeastern tip of the Indian peninsula, is often considered a part of the subcontinent.
References in classic literature ?
These continents do not show such decided, clear, and regular boundary lines as South America, Africa, and the Indian peninsula.
Soon Keeling Island disappeared from the horizon, and our course was directed to the north-west in the direction of the Indian Peninsula.
Only eighty days, now that the section between Rothal and Allahabad, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, has been opened.
He, therefore, sent in his resignation, and half botanizing, half playing the hunter, he made his way toward the north of the Indian Peninsula, and crossed it from Calcutta to Surat--a mere amateur trip for him.
Some of the inhabitants of the Indian Peninsula are small men, but none could have left such marks as that.
if I succeed in giving it the odour of the rose or the carnation, or, what would be still better, a completely new scent; if I restored to this queen of flowers its natural distinctive perfume, which she has lost in passing from her Eastern to her European throne, and which she must have in the Indian peninsula at Goa, Bombay, and Madras, and especially in that island which in olden times, as is asserted, was the terrestrial paradise, and which is called Ceylon, -- oh, what glory
Britannica ruled the waves because when the ships sailed out of Bay of Biscay they touched Gibraltar in Spain, Port Saiid in the Mediterranean, Aden in the Arabian sea, Mumbai on the Indian peninsula, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Rangoon in Burma, Singapore at the tip of Malaysia.
Currently, CCCC has construction and investment projects around the world, from Malaysia to the Indian Peninsula, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean and the EU.
This is after 10 years of research by the team, which is led by amphibian researcher and Delhi University professor Sathyabhama Das Biju, in the mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula.
The introduction of the Deccan Queen between the two premier cities of Maharashtra on June 1, 1930 was a major landmark in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIP), the forerunner of the Central Railway (CR).
STC in one of the key investors and founders of intercontinental submarine cable alliances especially those extending from South East Asia through the Indian peninsula and the Middle East till Europe i.
When the Mughals attempted to extend their dominion over the eastern edge of the Indian peninsula, Afghan zamindars offered stiff resistance for several decades spanning the reigns of Humayun and Akbar, and the early years of Jahangir's rule.