Capital: New Delhi
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).
Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and Others 3%
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.
Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1%.
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National Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
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 (World Rank):
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.
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1.5 per 100 Inhabitants
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12.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
66.3% of the Population
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