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India

Facts and stats about India

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1.22 billion

Population. Ranked 2nd in 2013.

$1,489.24

GDP per capita. Ranked 135th in 2012.

Background

India is governed through a system of federal democracy, and with only China boasting a larger national population, this means that India is the most populous democracy on earth. Unsurprisingly, running the government is no cheap exercise, and the total government expenditure consumed in 2005 of over $91.3 billion, making it the 12th most expensive government in the world. Despite having had several prominent female politicians in its history, the share of parliamentary seats held by women has never been above 9%.

Borders

Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km
Largest city Mumbai - 11,914,398
Capital city New Delhi - 294,149
Major language Hindi, English and more than 20 other official languages
Major religion Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism
Monetary unit Indian rupee
Prime minister Manmohan Singh
Alternative names India, Republic of India
Groups Densely populated, Former British Colonies, Hot countries, Religious countries, South and Central Asia, South Asia, World

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India: a popular destination for affordable Medical Tourism in India; Inclusive of imported material, the cost of surgery is less than 1/10th that in the US.
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Posted on 16 Feb 2011

Kavi

Kavi

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In response to Munna:

In India there are 1,515 thousand hectares of biosphere reserves, a 4.8% of India protected area equal to 4.8% of India's total area. Sixty marine areas belonging to India are also under protection.

India has 458 known breeding bird species and 390 known mammal species. Of these 193 animal species including mammals are threatened. India has met 100% of the endangered species protection requirements of the CITES ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) convention.

You can find this information and further details in the environment category.

Posted on 23 Apr 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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Posted on 27 Mar 2014

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