India is the largest country in the south Asia Region, located primarily in the center of the subcontinent. It is an extremely diverse country, with vast differences in geography, climate, culture, languages. India remains to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and one of the fastest developing countries. Diversity of India in terms of geography, religion, races, food, and living habits of her people.
POPULATION OF INDIA:
India population in 2020 is estimated to be 1.38 Billion (138 crores). India is the second most populous country, after China and US is the third populous country in the world. India’s population is young and more than half of the population is under the age of 35.
WHAT IS INDIA KNOWN FOR:
India is known for so many and is famous for its hundreds of things. Firstly, TAJ MAHAL is one of the seven wonders in the world. Taj Mahal was build in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz in Agra. It is also known for its diversity, its spirituality, its population, its sporting culture, and also Indian foods.
India has a diverse and distinct culture that has been developing for thousands of years and varies from region to region. Indian culture is one o f the milestones in the history of Indian literature. Culture is like a living organism, which can sustain and progress only when it shows adaptability in full abundance. Indian culture is as many-sided as life. It includes the intellectual and social aspects of any human being. It also takes account of the aesthetic instinct as well as the spiritual impulses of human beings.
STATES OF INDIA:
There are a total of 28 states and 8 union territories in India. Every state is ruled by a Chief Minister. The 28 states of India are,
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal
SPORTS IN INDIA:
Sports are good for any nation. Various games are played in India. Sports in India are badminton, football, shooting, wrestling, boxing, tennis, squash, weightlifting, gymnastics, athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, and cycling. Popular indigenous sports include chess, kho-kho, kite-fighting, leg cricket, polo, snooker, and Gilli danda. India’s sporting icons such as chess wizard VISWANATH ANAND, cricket legend SACHIN TENDULKAR, billiards maestro GEETSETHI, tennis duo LEANDER PAES and MASHESH BOOPATHY are currently rated among the world’s best.
INTERESTING INDIAN FACTS:
- There is an underwater waterfall in the Indian ocean
- India is the second-largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut, and inland fish.
- There is a place in Bongaigaon Assam where River Champawati meets Brahmaputra and the scene represents our India map
- Maysynram in India is noted as being the wettest place on earth is with over 11 meters of rain falling every year.
- The steel wires used to make Bandra Worli sea link is equal to the earth’s circumference.