Interesting facts about India

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India is the second most populous country in the world after China.

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India is the second-largest country in the world in terms of population, where civilization is the oldest civilization in the world.

India is a big country and is among the top developing countries in the world. It has diversity in languages, customs, traditions, and many other things.

India is the second-most populous country in the world after China. The total area of India is 3,287,263 sq km. Its official language is Hindi. It has no national language. The Indian currency is known as the Indian Rupee (INR). Let's see interesting facts about India.

  1. Name of the country of India:  According to Hinduism, the name of the country of India is derived from the river "Indus". The civilization of the Indus Valley is considered as the oldest civilization of the world.
  2. India was the richest country until the British rule in the early 17th century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by the wealth of India, went searching for a sea route to India and also discovered America in 1492.
  3. Bhaskaracharya was the first person to calculate the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun. According to their calculations, the Earth takes 365.258756484 days to orbit the Sun.
  4. In 700 BC, the first university of India, Taxila opened, from which thousands of students studied spread the knowledge of the country to every corner of the world.
  5. India has the world's largest postal system.
  6. Chess was invented in India. It was known as 'Chaturanga Sanskrit' which means 'four members of an army'.
  7. Almost two thousand years, until the end of the 19th century (1896), India was the only country in the world where diamonds were mined.
  8. English is the most spoken language in India after Hindi. India is the 24th country in the world where English is the most spoken language. There are 22 states in India where Hindi and English are used as standard languages.
  9. Varanasi, the holy city of India, also known as Benaras, is the oldest city in the world.
  10. The Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the seven wonders of the world, built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz.
  11. India has the world's largest road network, connecting 1.9 million miles of land.
  12. Indian Railways is the largest ASIA and the second largest railway network in the world. Indian Railways employs more than 16 lakh employees.
  13. India is the world's largest democracy and the world's seventh-largest country and one of the ancient civilizations.
  14. The largest film industry in the world is in India. More films are made in Bollywood, films are also produced in many other studios of the country.
  15. India gave the concept of zero to the world, the most important number in mathematics.
  16. India has the largest Montessori school in the world. That is City Montessori School of Lucknow, which has a student strength of about 26000. The school started in 1959 with 5 children.
  17. Yoga has originated in India and It has been present for more than 5,000 years
  18. Sikhism originated in the holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. and The famous Golden Temple was established here in 1577.
  19. The Vishnu Temple in Tirupati city, built during the 10th century, is the largest religious destination in the world. Larger than either Rome or Mecca religious sites, this place receives an average of 30,000 pilgrims per day and offers about US $ 6 million per day.
  20. The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
  21. There are 300,000 mosques in India which are more than any other country, even more than Muslim countries.
  22. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 BC and 500 BC respectively.
  23. Islam is the second-largest religion in India and in the world.
  24. The Baily Bridge is the bridge at the highest elevation in the world. This bridge is located in the Himalayan mountains between the Dras River and Suru River in the Ladakh Valley in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. It is 30 meters (98 ft) long and is at an altitude of 5,602 meters (18,379 ft) above the mean sea level. this was built in 1982 by the Indian Army.
  25. The civilization of India is one of the oldest in the world, even many of the oldest places and buildings in the world are in India. The ancient kingdoms of India are earlier than Egypt and Mesopotamia.
  26. The Indian Constitution is the longest written constitution in the world comprising 118 amendments with 444 articles, 12 programs and 146385 words in 22 categories.
  27. Shrikant Jichkar was known as the most qualified person in India. He obtained 20 degrees after appearing for 42 university examinations. He was also a politician, known to be the elected as the youngest MLA in the country, at age 26. He died in the year 2004.
  28. India is the first country in the world to find a way to purify sugar, then teach the whole world.
  29. India is the first country to search for water on the moon, in the year 2008, India discovered water on the moon through Chandrayaan mission.
  30. You know that the first Prime Minister of India was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. But do you know Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was the Prime Minister of the Azad Hind government. The Azad Hind government was founded on 21 October 1943 by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  31. Mahabharata is the world's largest and most famous epic which contains 1 lakh verses and 18 lakh words.
  32. India's first artificial satellite was named Aryabhata Which was produced by I.S.R.O.The satellite was named after the famous mathematician Aryabhata.
  33. India's first rocket was brought on a bicycle and the satellite on a bullock cart.
  34. The name of the first Indian to go into space is Rakesh Sharma. He was a pilot of the Indian Air Force. He spent a total of 7 days 21 hours 44 minutes in space.
  35. Most vegetarian people in the world live in India . India is ranked top in the world with 38% of the total population being vegetarians.
  36. The world's highest cricket ground in the world is in India. This ground exists in a place called Chail in Himachal Pradesh
  37. India has the third-largest active army in the world after China and America.
  38. After every 12 years, a religious gathering Kumbh Mela takes place in India and it is said that the largest gathering of people in the world takes place here.
  39. Approx 54 million people voted in the 2014 general election, which is more than the population of few countries.

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