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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



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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