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: The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, goes back at least 5,000 years.
Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier inhabitants created classical Indian culture. Arab incursions starting in the 8th century and Turkish in 12th were followed by European traders beginning in the late 15th century.
: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Map references: Asia
Area: total: 3,287,590 sq km
Water: 314,400 sq km
Area - Slightly more than one-third the size of the US
Border countries: Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km
Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north.
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