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The States
of South Asia

The States of South Asia

This is a free interactive online portal that compiles political, economic, social, demographic, policy and geographic data of the countries of South Asia. At the moment, the maps of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are available, but the ambition of this project is to make available similar or comparable data for the remaining countries in the region as well (Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka).  

These maps are intended to provide data from government websites for easy reference for interested users, and as a research resource for scholars. No data has been interpreted or analysed; all data has been verified against information available on official websites. This has meant that, on occasions, the form in which some information is presented is varied: for example, the age of an incumbent may be mentioned in years, or by date of birth.  

The Excel spreadsheet on each page provides hyperlinks for every source from which data has been gathered, and all websites listed were live and accessible at the time of the compilation of data. Users should note that government websites may be inaccessible, be replaced with new ones, or may be closed down in time.  

The publications listed here are by current and former members of LSE – faculty, researchers, Visiting Fellows, and others. Given the volume of academic output for each country from LSE, this listing is incomplete despite our best efforts. Please note that the listing does not include monographs or edited volumes. 

The website has been designed and populated by SOAK, a digital and data design agency based in London. The commemorative logos for Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, representing the national flower of each country, have been designed by Oroon Das, a graphics designer based in Delhi. The South Asia Centre acknowledges the financial support of the LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund, and LSE Research and Knowledge Exchange.

PLEASE NOTE: The pages may take some time to load depending on the speed of broadband, and some users may need to occasionally refresh the page to continue using it.  



The international boundaries of each country represented here conform to the official boundaries as defined and recognised by the governments of each respective country. Although every effort has been made to adhere to these details as accurately as possible, the nature of graphics may mean that some boundaries are not exact. 

The data collated here is compiled by LSE South Asia Centre. Users should note that the data presented here is verified as correct to the best of our ability at the time of its launch (29 June 2022); however, the contemporary nature of the data collated here means that it may change very soon after the launch of the portal. The LSE South Asia Centre does not claim that the data presented here is free from error or omission. 

The data presented here is due to be updated next in the winter of 2022. 

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The Centre is keen to know how users are using this data, and where there may be inaccuracies. Please write to for feedback and comments. 

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