India and Japan – country comparison | India vs Japan

The following is a comparison between India, a large country in southern Asia and Japan, an island country in eastern Asia. Let’s read.

India vs Japan – country comparison

Which country has a larger area, India or Japan?

India is 8.7 times bigger than Japan. India is one of the largest countries in the world. It ranks number 7 in terms of area in the world. Japan too has a large area. It is one of the largest island countries.

  • India area – approximately 3.3 million square kilometers
  • Japan area – approximately 378,000 square kilometers

Which country has a larger population, India or Japan?

Although the population density in Japan is on a higher side, its total population stands nowhere in comparison to India’s population.

  • Population of India – close to 1.41 billion (2022) (estimated)
  • Population of Japan – 126 million (2020)
Capital cityNew DelhiTokyo
Largest cityMumbaiTokyo
Most spoken languageHindiJapanese
Most popular sportCricketBaseball
Type of governmentFederal parliamentary constitutional republicParliamentary Government with a Constitutional Monarchy
Life expectancy (UN/2021)67.284.8
Largest Metropolitan areaNational Capital Region (NCR)Greater Tokyo Area

(Also read: Japan and South Korea – country comparison | Japan vs South Korea)

Geographical features

Highest mountainread hereMount Fuji (3,776 m)
Largest islandNorth AndamanHonshu Island
Largest lakeVembanad LakeLake Biwa
Major riversGanga, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Godavari, Krishna, Yamuna, Indus, etcShinano, Ishikari, Tone, Teshio, Kushiro, Kitakami, Abukuma, etc
Major mountain rangesHimalayas, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, Aravalli Range, Satpura Range, etcHida Mountains, Kiso Mountains, Akaishi Mountains, Kyushu Mountains, etc


CurrencyIndian RupeeJapanese Yen
GDP rank (nominal/2023)5th3rd
Largest sectorService sectorService sector

National symbols

National AnimalTiger
National treeIndian Banyan treeCherry blossom
National birdIndian peafowlGreen pheasant


Places to visitDelhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kolkata, etcTokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Yokohama, etc
Asia tourism ranking (2019)5th3rd
Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites4225
Busiest AirportIndira Gandhi International Airport, New DelhiHaneda Airport, Tokyo

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