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16 Fascinating Maps That'll Change Your Perception Of India

This includes a *real* map from NASA that shows what India looks like at night.

1. In case you didn't think India is a little too crowded, these are all the countries where you'll find fewer humans than are currently living just in Uttar Pradesh.

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2. Meanwhile, this rough map illustrates that the population of India is as high as the next six most populated countries of the world... combined.

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3. And then there's this one, which depicts how much area India would cover if its population density was the same as the United States.

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4. These are the 10 busiest airline routes in the world by seat capacity and, unsurprisingly, Delhi-Mumbai is one of them.

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Seat capacity = Available seats on each flight × flights per year.

5. This map shows that there are way more non-vegetarians in India than you'd think.

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6. This map depicts climate patterns around India, and which parts of the world they most resemble.

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7. This eye-opening map, illustrating the percentage of Indian households with a toilet, shows why providing basic sanitation is such a priority for the government.

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8. This map hypothesises what Indian state divisions might look like in 2040, going by historical and demographic trends.

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9. This map shows us that India would neighbour Antarctica if Pangaea existed with modern global borders.

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10. This detailed map shows the intricate railway network that ties India together.

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11. This map is based on the 2011 census, and shows the most prevalent religion in each Indian district.

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12. This is how India compares to the rest of Asia when it comes to the percentage of households that own cars.

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13. This scary map depicts the population of Asian countries by the year 2100.

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14. This is what would be left of India if all the ice in the world melted.

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15. And this (legit) map from NASA depicts what India looks like from space at night, and the progress shown in the electrification of villages between 2012 and 2016.

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