10 interesting facts about India

  1. The name of India comes from Sindhu, the local name for the Indus river. There are many religions in India, 80% are Hindu, 13.4% Muslims, 2.4% Christians, 2% Sikhs, Buddhists 0.7%.India is located in the south of Asia and corresponds to a third of Europe. It is a parliamentary republic and the second by its population in the other world. Throughout its history, India has never invaded any other country. There is no national language and official languages are Hindi and English. 6 main languages of India are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu language, and each of them is spoken by more than 50 million people.



  1. The State is divided into 28 states (divided into districts), 7 geographic regions (North mountains with the Himalayas, Indogange’s flat, Thar Desert, Central hills and plateau Dean, East Coast, West Coast and Border sea and islands), 6 federal administrative federal territory and the territory of the national capital. The capital city of New Delhi has a special status. The political divisions generally follow linguistic and ethnic boundaries rather than geographic transitions. The official currency of India (Rupee) may only be used in India. The removal of the Indian currency outside the country is strictly forbidden and it follows the prosecution.



  1. Bollywood third-largest film industry is located in India. They produce about 1,100 films, which is slightly higher than in Nigeria, twice as much as in the US and 10 times more than in the UK!


  1. In India, there is a house at the highest elevation of 5,500 m.
  2. All by 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world. The largest diamond in the world – Koh-i-nor – is from India.
  3. The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, which employs over a million people. Indian Railways is the largest in the world, has over 64,000 kilometers of long lines and daily transports up to 14 million passengers.
  4. Indian Hindu calendar has six seasons – spring, summer, monsoon period, winter and prespring.
  5. India is the largest producer of tea in the world, followed by China and Sri Lanka. Also, India is the world’s largest producer and consumer of mango, which is the national fruit of India.
  6. Indian national airline “Go Air” employs only women-pilots, because of their lighter weight delivers savings of $ 500,000 per year! Among other occupations, most of the employees have post because India has the highest number of post offices in the world. Indian policeman get a bonus to salary as wearing protective and distinctive “mustache”. In India there are many strange professions, such as a street cleaner of ears.
  7. Indian women carry 11% of the gold in the country – it is more than the national treasury USA, Switzerland and Germany together!

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