Friday, October 17, 2008
The facts of my India
5,000 year old ancient civilization
325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects
18 official languages
29 states, 5 union territories
3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area
7,516 kilometers - Coastline
1.3 Billion population.
5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000 periodicals in 21 languages with a combined circulation of 142 million.
GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%)
Parliamentary form of Government
Worlds largest democracy.
Worlds 4th largest economy.
World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and space.
Largest English speaking nation in the world.
3rd largest standing army force, over 1.5Million strong.
2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the World.