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Republic of India

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India is in Asia. Its capital is New Delhi. It is at 20° 00' North, 77° 00' East. India has an area of 3,287,590 square kilometres (1,269,345 square miles). The population is 1,189,172,906. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Indian Rupee. The inflation in 2009 was 10.9%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2001, the literacy rate was 61%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Assamese, Awadhi, Badaga, Bagheli, Balti, Bateri, Bengali, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Bihari, Braj bhasha, Chakma, Chhattisgarhi, Garhwali, Garo, Gondi, Gujarati, Harauti, Hindi, Hindustani, Ho, Kachchi, Kanauji, Kankan, Kannada, Kashmiri, Khamti, Khasi, Lambadi, Lepcha, Limbu, Malayalam, Marathi, Meitei, Mundari, Naga, Newari, Oriya, Pali, Panjabi, Punjabi, Riang, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu, and Urdu. Religions beliefs here include Christian, Hindu, Muslim, other, and Sikh.

National, political and commercial communication happen in English.

Time Zone

It is in the India (GMT + 5.5) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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