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About India in detail
Where is India?
India, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 28 36 N 77 12 E otherwise in Asia, in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
What is the capital of India?
The capital city of India is: New Delhi.
What is the time in New Delhi?
It is 10.5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of New Delhi is: UTC+5.5.
What is the Internet code for India?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for India is: .in
What is the size of India?
The territory of India is total: 3,287,263 sq km; land: 2,973,193 sq km, water: 314,070 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of India is slightly more than one-third the size of the US.
If we would like to walk around and discover India, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 13,888 km.
What is the water coverage of India?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of India is covered by water (see below), and this includes 7,000 km coastline.
What is the climate like in India?
The climate of India is varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north.
Geographical data of India
The elevation of India; mean elevation: 160 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Kanchenjunga 8,598 m.
The typical geographical details of India include upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, India is dominates South Asian subcontinent; near important Indian Ocean trade routes; Kanchenjunga, third tallest mountain in the world, lies on the border with Nepal.
Resources and land use of India
The country’s main mined products are coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 60.5%; arable land 52.8%; permanent crops 4.2%; permanent pasture 3.5%; forest: 23.1%; other: 16.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of India
The number of inhabitants of India is 1,266,883,598 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 32.7% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in India is concentrated in NEW DELHI (capital) 25.703 million; Mumbai 21.043 million; Kolkata 11.766 million; Bangalore 10.087 million; Chennai 9.62 million; Hyderabad 8.944 million (2015).
Ethnicity in India
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000).
Spoken languages in India
The spoken languages in India are the following: Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%. Note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official language languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language language (2001 census).
What are the most important religions in India?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of India
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.71% (male 186,420,229 / female 164,611,755) 15-24 years: 17.99% (male 121,009,850 / female 106,916,692) 25-54 years: 40.91% (male 267,203,029 / female 251,070,105) 55-64 years: 7.3% (male 46,398,574 / female 46,105,489) 65 years and over: 6.09% (male 36,549,003 / female 40,598,872) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of India is 1.19% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In India the birth rate is 19.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In India the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of India, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in India are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of India
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. Slightly less than half of the work force is in agriculture, but services are the major sourcIndia is developing into an open-market economy, yet traces of its past autarkic policies remain. Economic liberalization measures, including industrial deregulation, privatization of state-owned enterprises, and reduced controls on foreign trade and inveGrowth rebounded in 2014 through 2016, with exceeding 7% each year. Investors’ perceptions of India improved in early 2014, due to a reduction of the current account deficit and expectations of post-election economic reform, resulting in a surge of inbounThe outlook for India's long-term growth is moderately positive due to a young population and corresponding low dependency ratio, healthy savings and investment rates, and increasing integration into the global economy. However, India's discrimination aga.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in India is $2.251 trillion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in India is 7.6% (2016 estimate) 7.6% (2015 estimate) 7.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In India this is $6,700 (2016 estimate) $6,300 (2015 estimate) $5,900 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products India produces?
The main agricultural products of India are rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, lentils, onions, potatoes; dairy products, sheep, goats, poultry; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software, pharmaceuticals. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software, pharmaceuticals.
Drinking water source in India
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.1% of population, rural: 92.6% of population, total: 94.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.9% of population, rural: 7.4% of population, total: 5.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in India
In India the average number of childbirth is 2.45 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in India
The average age of the population is total: 27.6 years; male: 26.9 years, female: 28.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in India it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In India is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of India. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is India a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in India
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In India density of the hospital beds is 0.7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in India the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malariawater contact disease: leptospirosisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In India the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in India is 4.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards India? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in India are droughts; flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains; severe thunderstorms; earthquakesvolcanism: Barren Island (elev. 354 m) in the Andaman Sea has been active in recent years.
More interesting facts about India
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. In the early 16th century, the Emperor BABUR established the Mughal Dynasty, which ruled India for more than three centuries. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century.By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947. Large-scale communal violence took place before and after the subcontinent partition into two separate states - India and Pakistan. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India's nuclear weapons tests in 1998 emboldened Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. In November 2008, terrorists originating from Pakistan conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India's financial capital. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India's emergence as a regional and global power..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of India: 15 August 1947 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of India
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of saffron (subdued orange) (top), white, and green, with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band; saffron represents courage, sacrifice, and the spirit of renunciation; white signifies purity and truth; green stands for faith and fertility; the blue chakra symbolizes the wheel of life in movement and death in stagnation. Note: similar to the flag of Niger, which has a small orange disk centered in the white band.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of India: the Lion Capital of Ashoka, which depicts four Asiatic lions standing back to back mounted on a circular abacus, is the official emblem; Bengal tiger; lotus flower; national colors: saffron, white, green.
Constitution of India
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of India?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of India is common law system based on the English model; separate personal law codes apply to Muslims, Christians, and Hindus; judicial review of legislative acts.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of India, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Sansad consists of the Council of States or Rajya Sabha (245 seats; 233 members indirectly elected by state and territorial assemblies by proportional representation vote, and 12 members appointed by the president; members serve 6-year terms) and the House of the People or Lok Sabha (545 seats; 543 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 2 appointed by the president; members serve 5-year terms)elections: People's Assembly - last held April-May 2014 in 10 phases; (next to be held by May 2019)election results: People's Assembly - percent of vote by party - BJP 31.0%, INC 19.3%, AITC 3.8%, SP 3.4%, AIADMK 3.3%, CPI(M) 3.3%, TDP 2.6%, YSRC 2.5%, AAP 2.1%, SAD 1.8%, BJD 1.7%, SS 1.7%, NCP 1.6%, RJD 1.3%, TRS 1.3%, LJP 0.4%, other 15.9%, independent 3.0%; seats by party - BJP 282, INC 44, AIADMK 37, AITC 34, BJD 20, SS 18, TDP 16, TRS 11, CPI(M) 9, YSRC 9, LJP 6, NCP 6, SP 5, AAP 4, RJD 4, SAD 4, other 33, independent 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in India
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In India the labor force is 513.7 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in India is total: 40.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 39.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 41.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in India is 8.4% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In India, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.6% highhest 10%: 31.1% (2005).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In India the GINI index is .33,6 (2012).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In India the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.6% highhest 10%: 31.1% (2005).
About the budget and central governments debt of India
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of India is; revenues: $200.1 billion, expenditures: $283.1 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 8.9% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in India is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in India
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 5.6% (2016 estimate), 4.9% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 9.3% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of India
India, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in India is: $271.6 billion (2016 estimate), $272.4 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum products, precious stones, vehicles, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, cereals, apparel.
The most important export partners of India are the US 15.2%, UAE 11.4%, Hong Kong 4.6% (2015).
The most important imported products are: crude oil, precious stones, machinery, chemicals, fertilizer, plastics, iron and steel, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 15.5%, UAE 5.5%, Saudi Arabia 5.4%, Switzerland 5.3%, US 5.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in India
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. India, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 16.9% of total installed capacity (26 February 2014 ).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 12.4% of total installed capacity (26 February 2014 ).
Telecommunication data of India, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about India; supported by recent deregulation and liberalization of telecommunications laws and policies, India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing telecom markets in the world; total telephone subscribership base exceeded 1 billion in 2015, an overall teledensidomestic: mobile cellular service introduced in 1994 and organized nationwide into four metropolitan areas and 19 telecom circles, each with multiple private service providers and one or more state-owned service providers; in recent years significant trunk capacityinternational: country code - 91; a number of major international submarine cable systems, including SEA-ME-WE-3 with landing sites at Cochin and Mumbai (Bombay), SEA-ME-WE-4 with a landing site at Chennai, Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) with a landing site at (2015).
Transport infrastructure in India
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in India: 346 (2013), and the number of heliports: 45 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in India: total: 4,699,024 km, note: includes 96,214 km of national highways and expressways, 147,800 km of state highways, and 4,455,010 km of other roads (2015).
The total length of the waterways in India: 14,500 km (5,200 km on major rivers and 485 km on canals suitable for mechanized vessels) (2012).
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Facts about India
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of India, conventional short form: India, local long form: Republic of India/Bharatiya Ganarajya, local short form: India/Bharat, etymology: the English name derives from the Indus River; the Indian name "Bharat" may derive from the "Bharatas" tribe mentioned in the Vedas of the second millennium B.C.; the name is also associated with Emperor Bharata, the legendary conqueror of all of India.
|Abbrevation: India||Geographic coordinates:
20 00 N, 77 00 E
|Capital of India: New Delhi||GPS of the Capital:
28 36 N 77 12 E
|Position: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan|
|Land area: total: 3,287,263 sq km; land: 2,973,193 sq km, water: 314,070 sq km||Terrain: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north
||Area comparative: slightly more than one-third the size of the US|
|Population: 1,266,883,598 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.19% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.12 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.13 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.13 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.9 male(s) / female, total population: 1.08 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $271.6 billion (2016 estimate), $272.4 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $402.4 billion (2016 estimate), $409.2 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 15.5%, UAE 5.5%, Saudi Arabia 5.4%, Switzerland 5.3%, US 5.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 32.7% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): NEW DELHI (capital) 25.703 million; Mumbai 21.043 million; Kolkata 11.766 million; Bangalore 10.087 million; Chennai 9.62 million; Hyderabad 8.944 million (2015)||Median age: total: 27.6 years; male: 26.9 years, female: 28.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 325.441 million. Percent of population: 26% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 25.518 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 1,011.054 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 81 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 8.4% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Indian(s) adjective: Indian||National holidays: Republic Day, 26 January (1950)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 68.5 years. Male: 67.3 years, female: 69.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.45 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 19.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 71.2%; male: 81.3%, female: 60.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: common law system based on the English model; separate personal law codes apply to Muslims, Christians, and Hindus; judicial review of legislative acts||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software, pharmaceuticals||Industrial production growth rate: 7.4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 7.6% (2016 estimate) 7.6% (2015 estimate) 7.2% (2014 estimate)|
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