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
1.2 Billion population.1.2 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 $3.87 Trillion. (GDP rate 8%)GDP $3.87 Trillion. (GDP rate 8%)
Parliamentary form of GovernmentParliamentary form of Government
World’s largest democracy.World’s largest democracy.
World’s 4th largest economy.World’s 4th largest economy.
World-class recognition in IT, bio-World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and pharmaceuticals.technology and pharmaceuticals.
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.
largest pool of scientists and engineerslargest pool of scientists and engineersin the World.in the World.