5,000 year old ancient civilization5,000 year old ancient civilization
325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects
18 official languages18 official languages
29 states, 5 union territories29 states, 5 union territories
3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area
7,516 kilometers - Coastline7,516 kilometers - Coastline
1.3 Billion population.1.3 Billion population.
5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 200005600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000periodicals in 21 languages with a combinedperiodicals in 21 languages with a combinedcirculation of 142 million.circulation of 142 million.
GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%)GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%)
Parliamentary form of GovernmentParliamentary form of Government
Worlds largest democracy.Worlds largest democracy.
Worlds 4th largest economy.Worlds 4th largest economy.
World-class recognition in IT, bio-technologWorld-class recognition in IT, bio-technologand space.and space.
Largest English speaking nation in theLargest English speaking nation in theworld.world.
largest standing army force, overlargest standing army force, over1.5Million strong.1.5Million strong.