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flag India India: Introduction

Capital: New Delhi

Population

Total Population: 1,252,139,596
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 421 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 32.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Mumbai (Bombay) (21,200,000); Delhi (16,713,000); Kolkata (15,420,000); Chennai (7,330,000); Bangalore (6,562,000); Surat (6,347,000); Hyderabad (6,290,000); Ahmadabad (6,168,000).
Ethnic Origins: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and Others 3%
Official Language: Hindi (spoken by more than 50% of the country’s population) and English.
Other Languages Spoken: 18 regional languages are recognized by the Constitution of India: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Nepali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Manipuri , Konkani and Sanskrit. Around 2000 dialects have been identified.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1%.
Literacy Rate: 61.0%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In New Delhi

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)



Country Overview

Area: 3,287,260 km²
Type of State: India is a federal Republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
Second greatest population and largest liberal democracy in the world. Importance of agriculture and the IT sector in the economy.
HDI*: 0.586/1
HDI (World Rank): 135/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From India, Dial 00
To Make a Call to India, Dial +91
Internet Suffix: .in
Computers: 1.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 2.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 12.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 66.3% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 257,202350,234464,463488,591465,886
Exports of Goods (million USD) 164,907226,350302,905294,158312,406
Imports of Services (million USD) 80,274113,753123,889128,133126,769
Exports of Services (million USD) 90,193116,454138,161145,648152,587

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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