India Facts

India Facts

India, known officially as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populated country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populated democracy in the world. See the fact file below for more information about India.

Capital
New Delhi

Population
1,029,991,145 (July 2001)

Area
3,287,590 sq km – slightly more than one-third the size of the US

Government
Federal republic

Money
Indian rupee (INR)

Climate
Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north

Languages
English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication. Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people.

External resources

 Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
Incredible India
CIA World Factbook:  India