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India

Home to more than a billion people, India's residents make up 16 percent of the entire world's population. Come explore this country's amazing variety of cultures, landscapes and traditions!

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of India

 

SIZE: 1,269,338 square miles (3,287,590 square kilometers)

 

POPULATION:   1,189,172,906 as of 2011

 

CAPITAL: New Delhi

 

LANGUAGES: Hindi and 14 other official languages, as well as English

 

CURRENCY: Indian rupee

 

CLIMATE: From tropical to temperate

 

PRODUCTS: Rice, wheat, cotton, tea, sugarcane, spices, textiles, chemicals

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The annual camel fair in Pushkar, in northwest India, is a festive affair. It draws thousands for camel races, parades, music and dance.

 

India is the world's largest democracy.

 

About 5,000 rhesus monkeys roam New Delhi. Their natural forest habitat is shrinking as trees are cut down.

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