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For maps of India, some good sources are the websites Nations Online, WorldAtlas and Maps Of World. The Nations Online site provides a very detailed map of India and its states with their capitals. The map also includes India's union territories and some major cities.

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WorldAtlas.com provides users with an accurate map of Europe. The map uses different colors to show different countries and the country names are easy to read.

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WorldAtlas features a political map that shows continents, countries and territories along with the location of some major cities and governmental boundaries demarcating states within countries. Maps of World has a map that features the agreed-upon boundaries of all 193 United Nations member states,

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Maps detailing each African country are available on the Internet through InfoPlease.com, WorldAtlas.com and NationsOnline.org. Each source provides detailed plots of each of the 54 sovereign countries and three territories, along with a variety of background information on each country.

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India has an estimated total population in excess of 1.2 billion people as of 2014, making India the second most populous country in the world. The largest and capital city of India is New Delhi, which contained an estimated 22.7 million of the country's population in 2011.

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The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first European to discover India. He accomplished this by establishing the sea route from Europe to India, which was previously unknown.

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The nation of India contains 1,269,219 square miles within its borders, making it slightly larger than Alaska, Texas and California, the three largest states in the United States, combined. India is about one-third the size of the United States.

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Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama is credited with discovering the country India. The explorer sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1497, arriving in Calicut, India, in May 1498.

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India is surrounded by a total of six countries in its South Asian location, including Pakistan, Burma, China, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. These countries mostly border India in northern directions, as the east, west and south are largely encompassed by water.

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As of April 2014, India has 28 states and seven union territories. The newest states, which were created in 2000, are Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. Telangana is due to be become a state in June 2014, making it the 29th state.