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India is located on the Southern region of Asia. This country has borders with the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.

  • Language:
    Languages spoken in India are English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit. The most widely used language is Hindi which 41% of the people of India use.

  • Currency:
    Indian rupees (INR)

  • Population: 5
    The population of India is 1,156,897,766 (July 2010 est.)

  • Land Size:
    India has an area of 3,287,263 square kilometers (sq km) of which 314,070 sq km are water.Taj Mahal India
  • Capital:
    New Delhi

  • Borders:
    India has borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, and Pakistan.

  • Industries:
    textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software, pharmaceuticals Agriculture: Rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, lentils, onions, potatoes; dairy products, sheep, goats, poultry; fish

  • Land divisions:
    India has 28 states and 7 union territories*; Andaman and Nicobar Islands*, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh*, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli*, Daman and Diu*, Delhi*, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep*, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Puducherry*, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal

  • Major Cities:
    Agra,Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Kolkota, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram.



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