India is positioned north of the equator in between 8 ° 4 'north (the mainland) to 37 ° 6 'north latitude and also 68 ° 7' east to 97 ° 25'eastern longitude. It is the seventh-largest country in the world, with a complete location of 3,287,263 square kilometres (1,269,219 sq mi). India determines 3,214 km (1,997 mi) from north to south and also 2,933 km (1,822 mi) from east to west.
It has a land frontier of 15,200 kilometres (9,445 mi) and a coastline of 7,516.6 kilometres (4,671 mi).
On the south, India tasks right into and is bounded by the Indian Ocean-- particularly, by the Arabian Sea on the west, the Lakshadweep Sea to the southwest, the Bay of Bengal on the eastern, and the Indian Ocean appropriate to the south.
The Palk Strait as well as Gulf of Mannar different India from Sri Lanka to its prompt southeast, and also the Maldives are some 125 kilometres (78 mi) to the south of India's Lakshadweep Islands throughout the Eight Degree Channel. India's Andaman as well as Nicobar Islands, some 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) southeast of the landmass, share maritime borders with Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. Kanyakumari at 8 ° 4 ′ 41 ″ N as well as 77 ° 55 ′ 230 ″ E is the most southern suggestion of the Indian landmass, while the most southern factor in India is Indira Point on Great Nicobar Island. The northernmost point which is under Indian management is Indira Col, Siachen Glacier. India's territorial waters extend into the sea to a distance of 12 maritime miles (13.8 mi; 22.2 km) from the coast standard. India has the 18th biggest Exclusive Economic Zone of 2,305,143 km2 (890,021 sq mi).