Comparing Indian states and territories with Countries

Which countries match the GDP and population of India’s states and territories? How big is Uttar Pradesh, Indias most populous state? One way of answering the question is to take its total area: 95,000 square miles (246,000 sq km). Another …

Which countries match the GDP and population of India's states and territories?

How big is Uttar Pradesh, Indias most populous state? One way of answering the question is to take its total area: 95,000 square miles (246,000 sq km). Another way is to think of it as a country. If Uttar Pradesh were to declare independence, it would be the worlds fifth most populous country (as the map below shows, it has about the same number of residents as Brazil). Yet its economy would only be the size of Qatar, a tiny oil-rich state of fewer than 2m people. That makes it poor on a per person basis. Despite Indias two decades of rapid growth, Uttar Pradeshs GDP per head is close to that of Kenya. The map below presents country equivalents for Indias states and territories in terms of GDP, GDP per person (in PPP terms) and population. Please play around with it and tell us what you think.


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Pretty good practice as a DI Chart too!!



Source:The Economist