Top 10 amazing facts about India

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Top 10 amazing facts about India

Top 10 amazing facts about India

At one point India was an island a hundred million years ago back in the dinosaur days it broke off from the super continent Gondwanaland and it moved North eventually crashing into Asia and because of this collision that is why we have the Himalayan mountains which are the youngest but also the biggest Mountains in India. India was ruled by many nations over a period. India got Independence from British rule in 1947 and became a democratic country. There are many amazing facts about India. But we'll look upon some important facts about India. So let's start



1.Indian Population

Indian population

India has the 2nd largest population in the world after China. The population of India currently sits at 1.2 billion people. The population of India is steadily growing and future estimates are that it will cross China in next 5 to 10 years and will become the largest population in the world. The population of India makes up 17.5% of the world's total population. According to some predictions in 2050 the population of India will grow up-to 1.6 billion people.

2. Kumbh Mela

Kumbh mela



Kumbh Mela is a mass pilgrimage of Faith where people gather around a sacred river to bath. In 2019 over a 120 million people visited the Kumbh Mela and 30 million in a single day. It is so big that you could see it from space. Kumbh Mela also creates around 650,000 jobs. The Kumbh mela spread approximately to an area of 53 square kilometer.



3. Indian Military

Agni-II missile (Republic Day Parade 2004)



India has the third largest military in the world in terms of manpower. Indian military has around 1.4 million active personnel and over 1 million in reserve. India spends about 56 billion dollars on its military. Indian military also provides manpower for the peace keeping missions of UN.


4. Indian Film Industry

Bollywood Dancers London



In India over 1100 films are produced every year making it the biggest Film Industry in the World. Mostly known film industry of India worldwide is Bollywood which produces around 200 films every year. But the most films are produced by the Tamil film industry.


5. Taj Mahal

Taj mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven wonders of the world. Taj Mahal was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his late wife. Taj Mahal is known as a symbol of Love. Every year many tourists from the world visit Taj Mahal.

6. Indian Languages

Indian-languages-map



India has the most diverse amount of languages in the country. In 1961 a census went around totaling 1652 languages in the country. Big ones are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Urdu.


7. Indian Wildlife

Indian wildlife

There are over 90 thousand species of animals in India. Out of 90 thousand 22900 are Wild Asian Elephants. Some of the other animals include Asiatic lion, Indian rhinoceros, Lion-tailed Macaque, Bengal Tiger, Macaque monkey, Himalayan Blue Sheep and Yaks. There are 1200 types of Birds and 50,000 different plant species. The wildlife of India is preserved in 120 different national parks.

8. Indian space Program

ISRO rockets



India has a great space exploration program which is overlooked by ISRO and it's getting better year by year. In 2009 India was the first country to discover water on the moon. In recent years India also sent 100 satellites with a single rocket into the space. India is the fourth country which landed on Mars and that too in his first attempt.


9. Indian Democracy

Indian democracy

Indian democracy is known as world's largest democracy. 900 million registered voter will take part in 2019 Indian election. The election takes place in different phases over a period of several weeks in 29 different states of India. India also has large number of political parties. While INC(Indian National Congress) and BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) dominates the Indian politics.

10. Indian Railways

Indian railways

India has fourth largest railway network in the world which covers 67,368 kilometers of routes20,000 passenger trains are run by the Indian railways daily on different routes. 9,200 freight trains also run by the Indian railways daily. Billions of passengers travel by train in India every year. 


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