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India, officially the Republic of India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
India is the world’s largest democracy, with 1.32 billion people(according to World Bank 2016). Ranging from diversity of languages, flora and fauna, food habits, people, cultural values and historic lineage, India has got the whole heady mix surviving together.
The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India. It’s languages, religions, architecture, food, customs and dance & music differs from place to place within the country.
India is a land of ancient civilization. India’s social, economic, and cultural configurations are the products of a long process of regional expansion.
There are many interesting facts about India that will blow your mind. You just keep reading and enjoy.
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- Amazing Facts about Indian Culture
- Facts about Indian history
- OMG Facts about India
Top 30 Interesting Facts about India
So now I am sharing with you top 30 Interesting facts about India that will make you fall in love with it. Continue reading.
Amazing Facts about India
“India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1,55,015 post offices. There is a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, which was inaugurated in August 2011.”
“Bandra Worli Sealink which took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. It has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.”(Amazing and Interesting facts about India)
“India has been the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions since its inception.”
“India is the world’s largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people.”
“More than 54 crore people voted in the 2014 General Election – more people than the population of USA, UK, Australia and Japan combined.”
OMG Facts about India
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“Water on the moon was discovered by India in September 2009, by India’s ISRO Chandrayaan-1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper.”
“Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day. Upon the arrival of Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam back in 2006. He is also known as the father of India’s missile programme.”
“The first rocket of India was so light and small that it was transported on a cycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.”
“Number of births in India every year is more than the total population of Australia, and many other nations.(OMG facts about India)
“India was exceptional when it came to hockey in the 1920s. The British were forced to withdraw from the Olympics in 1920 to avoid a probable defeat by their colony.”
“An Indian man claims he hasn’t eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don’t know how it’s possible.”
Interesting Facts about India for Kids
In this section you will find Interesting facts about India for Kids.
“Kumbh Mela, a religious gathering occurs in India every 12 years. In 2011 it was the world’s largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims.”
“India’s name is derived from the “Indus” river and the Indus Valley Civilisation is the world’s oldest civilisation.”(Interesting facts about India for Kids)
“Varanasi is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.”
“Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students!”
“Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it started around 700 BC.”
“India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar and so is the first country to consume it.”
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Funny Interesting Facts about India
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“Shakuntala Devi was given the title ‘human calculator’ after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds.”
“In 2004, 200 women took law in their own hands and came to the court armed with vegetable knives and chilli powder and murdered on the court floor a serial rapist – Akku Yadav. Then every woman claimed responsibility for the murder.”
“Vinay Bhanawat from Udaipur for having the most number of currency notes ending with 786.”
“Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.”
“Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.”
“Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.”
“Ziona Chana from Mizoram in India has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. And this is the biggest family in the world.”
“Somalians believe that the shape of the samosa, Indian snack looks like the Christian Holy Trinity, so it is banned in Somalia.”
Interesting Facts about India and Information
“70% of all the world’s spices come from India”
“Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh. He was also offered knighthood by the British but refused the honor after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.”
“The Nobel Peace Prize was withdrawn in 1948. As it was supposed to go to Mahatma Gandhi but his assassination resulted in the title being left unassigned as a tribute to the leader.”
“Major Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship, a high post in the German military and the chance to play for the German national side after defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”
“Diamonds were first mined in India, and it led the world in diamond production, until diamonds were found in Brazil during the 18th century.”
“Snakes and Ladders originated in India, the game was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma to be taught to children.
The game was later commercialized and has become one of the most popular board games in the world. The game was earlier known as Moksha Patamu.
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