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61 Interesting Facts about India

India also known as the Republic of India is a country in south east Asia. It is the second most populous country in the world; the first being China. It is the seventh largest country by area and is the most populous democracy in the world. India Facts. The capital of India is New Delhi and the largest city is Mumbai. The Indian currency is known Indian Rupee INR). 

India is surrounded by Arabian sea to west, Indian ocean to south, Bay of Bengal to east and is bordered by 6 countries which are Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Interesting Facts about India
Interesting facts about India

India's National Anthem is "Jana Gana Mana" and Motto is "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth Alone Triumphs.) The official languages are Hindi and English. India is very diverse and culturally rich country. People of different religions, castes; who follow different customs and traditions live together in unity and peace. There are so many unique facts of India which you should know.

61 Interesting facts about India

1. Did you know that 'zero' in the number system was invented by an Indian mathematician named Aryabhatta?

2. Chess was invented in India.

3. Trigonometry, Calculus and Algebra; all originated from India.

4. The biggest population of vegetarian people in the world are from India.

5. Lotus is the national flower of India.

6. The name 'India' is derived from the river Indus.

7. The Decimal System and Place Value System were developed in India around 100 B.C.

8. Popular game 'Snakes and Ladders' was created by an Indian poet Saint Gyandev in the thirteenth century.

9. India has the largest postal network in the world. There is also a floating post office on Dal lake in Srinagar. It was inaugurated in August 2011.

10. Shampoo was invented in India. The word shampoo derived it's name from the Sanskrit word 'champu', which means to massage. This shampoo was made by the use of herbs.

11. The first Indian rocket was transported by cycle to the Thumba Launching station located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The rocket was very light and small.

12. Chilka is the largest lake in India.

13. All the European languages are derived from Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the oldest and richest language in India.

14. The Himalayan Blue sheep is found only in India.

15. Hockey is the National Game of India. But Cricket is the most followed and played game in the country.

16. India has more than 3 Lakh active Mosques. It is more than any other country in the world, even the Muslim countries.

17. India produces the most tea in the world and is the largest exporter of the same.

18. The first University in India was setup in Takshilla in 700 BC.

19. 70% of the spices in the world come from India.

20. Yoga originated in India.

21. Mawsynram in the Khasi hill is the wettest place in the world.

22. The Indian Railways provides employment to more than one million people.

23. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B. C. and 500 B. C. respectively.

24. India was a very rich country in the seventeenth century. It was then the Britisher's invaded India. During this period, Christopher Columbus attracted by India's wealth decided to find a sea route to India where he discovered America by mistake.

25. Ganga is the largest river in India. It's length is 2525 Km.

26. The river Dolphins of the Ganges is the national aquatic animal of India.

27. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.

28. The Peacock is the national bird of India.

29. Indian Currency note has 15 languages printed on the reverse side and the front side has two languages Hindi and English.

30. The official languages are English and Hindi but there are recognized regional languages.

31. It was in the year 1900 that India first time participated in an Olympic event.

32. Chai which in English is known as Tea, is the most popular drink in India.

33. The gathering of Kumbh Mela is so massive that it is visible from space.

34. India has the third largest active army in the world, the first and second are United States and China respectively.

35. Indian scientists were the first to discover the presence of water on the moon.

36. Taj Mahal which is one of the new seven wonders of the world is in Agra, India.

37. India has the second largest English speaking population in the world, the first being America.

38. India has the largest road network in the world.

39. India is the world's largest manufacturer of milk.

40. Lonar lake in Maharashtra was formed by a plummeting meteor around 52,000 years ago.

41. There is a village known as Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra where the houses of no doors and locks. The people of the village believe that Lord Shani to be the guardian of the village.

42. There is a village known as Madhopatti in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The village has created history by giving the most (IAS) Indian Administration Service Officers. Of the 75 households, it has given 47 IAS officers to India.

43. Microprocessor Pentium Chip was invented by an Indian named Vinod Dham.

44. Diamonds were first discovered and mined in India.

45. Samosas the much loved snack in India are banned in Somalia. Somalians believe that the shape of the samosas looks like that of the Christian Holy Trinity.

46. It is illegal for foreigners to take Indian Currency 'Rupee' outside India.

47. The World's biggest family lives in India. A man who has 39 wives, 94 children's and 33 grandchildren live in the Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram.

48. Although India is very densely populated country, India has the lowest consumption of meat per person.

49. North Sentinel Island is a part of India located near the Anadaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The people here are among the last people who have no contact with the modern world.

50. There are more mobile phones than toilets in India.

51. The richest man in India is Mukesh Ambani.

52. The highest honor in India is Bharat Ratna.

53. Mango is the national fruit of India.

54. Although India is so vast, there is only one time zone across India.

55. Bandra Worli sea-link located in Mumbai weighs as much as 50,000 African Elephants. The steel wires used in it's construction are almost equal to the circumference of the earth.

56. The Indian National Kabaddi team has won all the World Cup till date.

57. Rabindranath Tagore not only wrote the Indian National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana, but also the Bangladeshi National Anthem, Amar Sonar Bangla.

58. India has more people using the Internet than the entire population of the United States.

59. Every major world religion is represented in India.

60. London has more India Restaurants than Delhi or Mumbai.

61. Chail Cricket ground situated at an elevation of 8, 018 feet above sea level is the is the highest cricket ground in the world. It is located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. India Facts.
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