Interesting Facts about India

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Interesting Facts about India

  • Name : Tiranga (meaning "Tricolour") 
  • Use National flag
  • Proportion :  2:3
  • Adopted : 22 July 1947; 72 years ago
  • Design A horizontal triband of India saffron,white and India green ; charged with a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes in the centre
  • Designed by Pingali Venkayya

    Interesting Facts about India 

    #1 The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is in India.

    #2 The name ‘India’ is derived from the river Indus. It is a valley around which people settled in earlier times.

    #3 India has the world’s largest Hindu population. Nearly 81% of its population identifies itself as Hindu. India is one of the three countries (other are Nepal and Mauritius) in the world where Hinduism is the majority.

    #4 has the largest postal system in the world with more than 150,000 post offices, which is thrice the size of that of China.

    #5 India is also one of the largest democracies in the world.

    #6 Bollywood is the largest movie industry in terms of output, followed by Nollywood – the movie industry of Nigeria.

    #7 India is the second largest English speaking country in the world – 125,226,449 numbers of English speakers.

    #8 The second largest pool of engineers and scientists is from India.

    #9 India is also the country in which the highest number of votes were cast for a national general election. In 2009, the country saw its 417 million people cast their votes in five phases to elect the 543 members of the 15th Lok Sabha.

    #10 A world record was set when 485 children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi gathered and walked in Kolkata. The walk was a demonstration to attain peace in the country and the world.

    #11 Jyoti Kisange Amge is the world’s shortest living woman. She was born on 16 December 1993. She is 62.8 centimeters tall (2 ft 0.6 in.)

    #12 With 37 teeth in his mouth, Vijay Kumar V.A. from India has the most teeth in the world.

    #13 Indian railway employs more than a million people, making it the largest employers in the world.

    #14 India is the 7th largest country in the world and the largest democracy.

    #15 India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 16 percent of global production, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan, and Brazil.

    #16 India leads the world with the largest number of films.

    #17 Over 4700 daily newspapers in more than 300 languages are produced in India.

    #18 The largest wholesale spice market of Asia is in India – Khari Baoli, New Delhi.

    #19 India’s road network is the world’s second largest with 4,865,000 km of roads constructed. (2014)

    #20 India is house to the world’s biggest family: 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The family lives in a 100-room, four-story house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram.

    #21 The highest award in the country is Bharat Ratna.

    #22 ‘Zero’ in the number system was invented by a mathematician from India. His name was Aryabhatta.

    #23 Calculus, Trigonometry, and Algebra originated in India.

    #24 Chess was invented in India.

    #25 Apart from the U.S. and Japan, only India has built a super computer indigenously.

    #26 Yoga originated from India and is still in existence for over 5000 year

    #27 90 countries from all over the world buy software from India.

    #28 India is the place of origin of Buddhism and Jainism.

    #29 In the August of 1982, ‘the highest bridge in the world’ – the Baily Bridge, was built by Indian Army.

    #30 Switzerland has declared May 26 as ‘The Science Day’ in honor of visiting President APJ Abdul Kalam. Sadly, the former president passed away on 27 July, 2015 in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

    #31 More than $6 million is donated in the Vishnu temple in the city of Tirupathi. It was built in the 10th century.

    #32 Benaras, now known as Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Buddha had also visited it.

    #33 India has the world’s largest attended events. The biggest of which is ‘Kumbha Mela’ of 2001 – attended by 60 million people and was seen from space.

    #34 India has the world’s highest cricket ground which is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. It is 2444 meters above the sea level and was built in 1983.

    #35 India has the biggest population of vegetarians in the world.

    #36 India is the 7th largest country in the world and has over 3 million square kilometers of land, but only 9.6% of their land is occupied by water.

    #37 India’s army is the third largest in the world, and they have been ranked as the seventh best armies in the world.

    #38 India’s official name is the Republic of India.

    #39 The Bengal Tiger is India’s official national symbol.

    #40 India produces the most tea in the world, and is the largest exporter of the product.

    #41 This country is the largest buyer of gold in the entire world.

    #42 Three of the world's top ten megacities are located in India.

    #43 India is both the largest producer and consumer of mangoes.

    #44 The air of new Delhi, India is the most populated in the world.

    #45 Over 80% of Indians practice the religion of Hindu.