India's flagLocation: South Asia
Official name: Republic of India
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1947 / 1947
Capital city: New Delhi
Population: 1.21 billion / 1058 people per sq mile (408 people per sq km)
Total land area: 1,269,338 square miles (3,287,590 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Hindi (official language), English (official language), Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bihari, Gujarati, Kanarese
Main religions: Hindu 81%, Muslim 13%, Sikh 2%, Christian 2%, Buddhist 1%, Other 1%
Ethnic mix: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Indian rupee = 100 paise
Literacy rate: 66%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2301 kilocalories

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