Around The World
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.