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India

The capital city

The capital city of India since August 15, 1947, is New Delhi, which has 22 million inhabitants in the entire metropolitan area. Until that very day, India was subordinate to Britain, and the capital was located in Calcutta. However, the largest Indian city is Mumbai. 1)

Population

According to the 2017 data, the country had a population of 1,326,572,000 people. Such a result ranks the country, following only China. India's population density is 368 people per square kilometer. 2)

Tiranga

The Indian flag called Tiranga consists of three horizontal stripes in the colors saffron, white and green. They are successively meant to symbolize courage and sacrifice, truth and peace, religiosity, fertility and chivalry. 3)

Eating with hands

Many people in India do not use cutlery to consume a meal, they practically eat everything with their hands. Meals are eaten with the right hand, as the left hand is considered unclean. 4)

Mark Twain

The writer Mark Twain called India “a country that everyone longs to see, and having seen even a glimpse of would not give up the sight for the sights of the rest of the world.” 5)

india.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/14 08:36 by rapidplatypus