India (i/ˈɪndiə/), officially the Republic of India (Bharat Ganrajya), is a country in South Asia, and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the Asian Development Bank, the South Asian Regional Co-operation Organisation and the United Nations. india is also an observer-member of the Organisation of American States, the Arab League and of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the largest democracy in the world.
Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
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