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Facts & figures about India

Facts & figures about India


5,000 year old ancient civilization

325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects – 18 official languages

29 states – 5 union territories

3.28 million sq. kilometers – Area 7,516 kilometers – Coastline

1.3 Billion population.

5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000 periodicals in 21 languages with a combined circulation of 142 million.
GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%)

Parliamentary form of Government Worlds largest democracy.

World’s 4th largest economy.

World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and space.

Largest English speaking nation in the world.

3rd largest standing army force, over 1.5Million strong.

2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the World.


India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2050. India’s population is expected to grow from 1.08bn to 1.63bn people, overtaking China, which is forecast to reach 1.44bn from 1.3bn currently. India, will also have the highest working population in the World — 700 million people out of 1.1 billion people are young; the young population will continue till 2050. Progress during the last 20 years


Vedic Civilization

Indus & Saraswati Civilizations

Rise of Jainism and Buddhism

Mauryan Period

Golden Age of Indian Arts & Sciences

Muslim Invasions

The Mughal Empire

Portuguese Invasion

The British East-India Company

The British Empire

India’s Freedom Struggle Independence

Modern India

2020 Vision

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