Facts about India
Where is India?
India is in south Asia, a large country, it is the 7th largest country in the world. It borders with 7 other countries. They are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Population of India
The population of India is 1,240,340,000 (Feb 2014 estimate). It is the 2nd largest population in the world. One in every six people in the world live in India. It is 31st most densely populated country in the world.
India covers an area of 3,287,263 sq km sq km. It is roughly one third the size of America or China. Twice as big as Iran or Mongolia and ten times as big as Malaysia or Norway.
Languages of India
There are 14 official languages of India with Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Marathi being the most widely spoken.
Flag of India.
The flag has three equal horizontal bands of saffron (top), white, and green, with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band. The saffron represents courage, sacrifice, and the spirit of renunciation; the white signifies purity and truth whilst the green stands for faith and fertility; the blue chakra symbolizes the wheel of life in movement and death in stagnation
Capital city of India
The capital city of India is New Delhi, which has a population 21,753,000 people living in the metropolitan area. This makes it the 3rd largest city in the world.
India celebrates Republic day on the 26th January every year.
Being a large sub-continent as India is, it enjoys a wide range of climates from tropical monsoon in the south to temperate in the north and dry desert like in the north-west. India is home to the wettest place on earth.
In India, the Rupee is used for currency.
The entire country sits in the same time zone, the time in India is five and a half hours ahead of GMT.
Geography Images - India.
India is home to many famous historic buildings that can be dated back hundreds of years. From the many fine temples, palaces and monuments to the stunning natural scenery, India's tourism industry now receives 6.6million international tourists a year.
Beautiful India -
The countryside throughout India is renowned for having many beautiful vistas and stunning scenic backdrops. For more images that capture the natural beauty of India, click on the link below.
Facts about India
Mumbai is the largest city in India
according to India Census
Top 10 largest cities in India*
1 Mumbai 12,478,000
2 Delhi 11,007,000
3 Chennai 8,425,000
4 Hyderabad 6,809,000
5 Bangalore 5,570,000
6 Ahmedabad 4,681,000
7 Kolkata 4,486,000
8 Surat 4,462,000
9 Pune 3,115,000
10 Jaipur 3,073,000
*as measured by the cities official boundaries. Many of these cities have grown well beyond their city boundary.
Farming In India
53% of India is cultivatable land and farming forms a large part of the economy. See below for India's largest crops in 2012.
1 Rice $40.8 billion
2 Milk (Buffalo) $26.3 billion
3 Milk (Cow) $16.8 billion
4 Wheat $14.3 billion
5 Sugar cane $10.6 billion
6 Mangos $9.1 billion
7 Cotton $7.6 billion
8 Potatoes $7.1 billion
9 Bananas $7.0 billion
10 Tomatoes $6.5 billion
India grows 25% of all the tea in the world.
The average family in India has 2.55 children.
for men is 66.4 years
for women is 68.7 years
Source CIA factbook
Service in India
The IT services industry in India is a growing force on the world stage earning $100 billion in 2012.
Employing 2.8 million people directly and 8.9 million indirectly, it now accounts for 25% of India's export earnings and it is growing at an annual rate of 9%.
New homes in a Delhi suburb.
Urban or Rural?
31% of the population are considered urban living in 5100 towns and cities.
Transport in India
India has 63,300 miles or railway track making it the 4th largest rail network in the world. Here we can see the new metro line in New Delhi. The average Indian travels 636 km a year by rail.
Family life in India
Home to India's IT industry.
Videos for school - India
The Indian National anthem.
Fascinating facts about India.