India

Languages:

Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by about 30 percent of the population. There are 17 other languages also spoken. 

Time zone:

IST (UTC+05:30) 

Electricity:

240 volts, 50Hz. A variety of power outlets are used in India, but most plugs have two or three round pins. 

Area:

3,287,263 sq km 

Population:

1,310,069,000 (2017 estimate) 

Currency:

The currency is the Rupee (Rs), which is divided into100 paisa. 

Religion:

79.8% Hinduism, 14.2% Islam,2.3% Christianity,1.7% Sikhism,0.7% Buddhism, 0.4% Jainism, 0.9% others 

Government:

Federal parliamentary constitutional republic 

Phone code:

+91 

India is considered one of the largest countries in terms of area. Its history starts from the so called Vedic Period that took place during the 2nd and the 1st millennia BC, seen in literary proofs. A significant event during that period was the compilation of the Vedas – the oldest books on Hinduism. Indian culture is quite diverse, rich in spirituality and religion. The Northern portion of the country is known for its various dances and Indian classical music. The Western part is very much industrial and has a lot of heritage homes. The Eastern portion of India is rich in music and the arts. The most visited areas in India are Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi, or the Golden Triangle. Those looking for pilgrimages would love Tamil Nadu for its temples and Varanasi (India's Holy City). Beautiful beaches found in Kerala and Goa will also attract tourists who seek relaxation whether alone, with partners, or with families. India is definitely an unforgettable country that is worth your while.

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