India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second most populous country in the world and the seventh-largest by land area.

There are over 1,4 billion people in India. The capital is called Mumbai and is home to more than 20 million people. The country shares borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. 

There are around 20 major languages spoken in India and over 800 different dialects. In the north, India is bordered by the highest existing mountain chain the Himalayas. The natural beauty of the indian nature supports more than 8% of the Earth’s biodiversity. 

The Indian, indus valley, civilization is one of the oldest in the world and a lot of the great inventions originate from here. 

The decimal system, pythagorean theorem and buttons. The architecture of India is well-recognized and one of the most famous buildings is Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white, marble mausoleum which is accounted as one of the seven wonders of the world. India is well known for its colorful culture and flavourful food. 

Some of the well known dishes include chicken tikka masala, samosas, daal and vindaloo. Indian food is so liked around the world that chicken tikka masala is one of Great Britain’s most popular dishes. Some famous indian people are Mahatma Gandhi, actress Priyanka Chopra and cricket player Virat Kohli.

Crowd1 India quick facts

Country: India
Capital: New Dehli
Official languages: Hindi, English
Currency: Indian rupee (INR)

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