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Learning about

India
By:India Harris
Location
❏ Capital-New Delhi
❏ Continent-Asia
Population
❏ In 2016, India population was 1.324 BILLON
Ethnicity
❏ Hindi-53%
❏ Tamil-18%
❏ Telugu-8%
❏ Marathi-7%
❏ Malayalam-6%
❏ other-7%
Religion
❏ The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism,
Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism
❏ Hinduism is the world's third largest religion; its followers, known as Hindus, number about 1.15
billion, or 15–16% of the global population
❏ Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual
practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted
philosophies
❏ Jainism teaches salvation by perfection through successive lives, and noninjury to living creatures,
and is noted for its ascetics.
❏ Sikhism religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the
15th century. It is one of the youngest of the major world religions
Geography
❏ The weather is mainly hot most of the year
❏ The coolest weather lasts from around november to the beginning of March
❏ The really hot,dry and dusty weather is between march and june
Major Attractions
❏ Taj Mahal-The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna
river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to
house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Maha.
❏ Amer Fort- Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of
4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a
hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur.

❏ The Red Fort- The Lahori Gate is the main entrance to the Red Fort in Delhi. The fort is
approached through a covered street flanked by arcaded apartments called the Chhatta Chowk
Food
❏ Natraj Indian Cuisine
❏ Chicken tikka masala
❏ Biryani
❏ Butter chicken
❏ Mono
❏ Roti
Facts about India
❏ Have a floating post office
❏ Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space
❏ The wettest inhabited place in the world.
❏ Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth's circumference
❏ The highest cricket ground in the world
❏ The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups
❏ India's first President only took 50% of his salary
Famous People in India
❏ Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the
media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood", "King Khan
❏ Salman Khan credited as Salman Khan, is an Indian film actor, producer, singer and television
personality
❏ Aamir Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, director and television talk show host. Through his
career spanning thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular
and influential actors of Indian cinema
Major Sports
● Field Hockey.
● 5.2 Football.
● 5.3 Tennis.
● 5.4 Badminton.
● 5.5 Basketball.
● 5.6 Table tennis.
● 5.7 Golf.
● 5.8 Boxing.
Sources
❏ Population
❏ Geography