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India – Some Basic Info
Land – 32,87,263 sq km; 7
largest in the world
Pop – 118 cr. (2010 Est.); 2
most populous
28 states, 7 UTs including 1 NCR (Delhi)
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, & Uttarakhand - 3 new states in that order 
Land Frontier – 15200 km
Total length of coast line – 7516.6 km
Population Density – 324 / sq km.
Sex ratio – 933
Literacy rate – 65.38 [75.85 Males ; 54.16 Females]
2.4% of the world’s surface area & 16.7% of the world’s population
National Symbols
Jana Gana Mana
adopted Jan 24, ‘50, 1
sung on Dec27, ‘11, at INC, Calcutta, originally in Bengali
Vande Mataram
sung at 1896 INC session,originally in Sanskrit by Bankim C Chatterji
Saka Era
(AD 78), adopted on March 22, 1957
Tiger, Peacock, Lotus
National Flag adopted on 22
July 1947
State emblem is an adaptation of Sarnath lion capital of Asokha adopted on 26
January 1950
Flag code adopted in 2002
Major Sectors of the Economy
Primary– Agriculture
& allied -20-22%
Secondary– Industrial, which includes
mining & quarrying;manufacturing; electricity, gas & water supply, and construction.22-24%
Tertiary – Services, which includes
trade, hotels, transport & communication; financial services, and community,social & personal services.54-56%
Micro finance hub of India is Andhra Pradesh
IT and Biotechnology hub is Bangalore
Automobile hub is Tamil Nadu

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