India and UK – country comparison | India vs UK

This is a comparison between India and the United Kingdom (UK), two large economies of the world. Let’s read.

India vs UK – country comparison

IndiaUnited Kingdom (UK)
Areaaround 3.3 million square kilometers243,610 square kilometers
Area rank7th78th
Populationclose to 1.41 billion (2022) (estimated)67.8 million (2022 estimate)
CurrencyIndian RupeePound sterling
Largest cityMumbaiLondon
Capital cityNew DelhiLondon
Life expectancy at birth (2021/UN)67.280.7
Largest stadiumNarendra Modi Stadium (capacity – 132,000)Wembley Stadium (capacity – 90,000)
Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites4233
Busiest AirportIndira Gandhi International Airport, New DelhiHeathrow Airport, London
Most spoken languageHindiEnglish
Most popular sportCricketFootball
Most watched sports leagueIPL (Indian Premier League)Premier League

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Which country is larger in area, India or UK?

India is one of the largest countries in the world. It is more than 13 times larger than the UK.

  • Area of India – around 3.3 million square kilometers
  • Area of UK – 243,610 square kilometers

Which country is more populous, India or UK?

  • Population of India – close to 1.41 billion (2022) (estimated)
  • Population of UK – 67.8 million (2022 estimate)

In which country the life expectancy is higher, India or UK?

The life expectancy in the UK is higher as compared with India (as ranked by most organizations like the World Bank, United Nations, etc).

In which country the population density is higher, India or UK?

The population density in India is quite high. It is 420-430 people per square kilometer (2022). In the UK too, the population density is on the higher side. It is 270-280 people per square kilometer (2022).

Highest mountain peak

  • India – read here
  • UK – Ben Nevis (1,345 meters)

Major Rivers

  • India – Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputram, Indus, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, etc.
  • UK – Thames, Trent, Severn, Great Ouse, Wye, Tay, etc.
Thames River in London

India vs UK economy

India is the world’s fifth-largest economy while the UK is the world’s sixth-largest economy (2022). It must be noted that the GDP per capita in the UK is much higher.

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Largest lake

  • India – Vembanad Lake
  • UK – Lough Neagh (around 390 square kilometers)

Largest Island

  • India – North Andaman (1,408 square kilometers)
  • UK – Great Britain (209,331 square kilometers)


Flag of India
Flag of the UK

Capital city

  • India – New Delhi
  • UK – London

Largest city

  • India – Mumbai
  • UK – London

Popular sports

Football is the most popular sport in the United Kingdom. After Football, Cricket takes the number two spot overall. However, in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, Cricket is not very popular. Cricket is a growing sport in these countries. In India, Cricket is the most popular field sport.

Major languages

  • India – Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, etc.
  • UK – English, Scots, Welsh, and Irish

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