27 Feb 2015

Some Interesting Facts About India

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Home to a vibrant culture, India is one of the fastest growing economies but little is known about the emerging country.

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India has the second-largest population in the world. 

India is home to over 1.2 billion people. They are projected to pass China in population by 2025.

India is home to the biggest school in the world.

City Montessori School in India has over 1,000 classrooms to accommodate over 45,000 students. Its staff alone is made up of over 3800.

Home to the biggest public book fair.

Kolkata book fair attracts 2.5 million people per year from all over the world.

Indians are big whiskey drinkers.

India accounts for 17.5% of the world’s population but 50% of its whiskey consumption.

It is illegal to import or export the Indian rupee.

Both Indians and foreigners must change their rupees to another currency before leaving the country.

India has the 8th most multi-millionaires in the world.

India also has millions of millionaires, but more than half of Indians live on less than $2 a day.

Dancing is an important art-form.

Dancing is very important in India and is known for making use of the hands.

Indian films are primarily musicals.

While the Bollywood films cover a wide range of topics they often have some song and dance numbers.

Cows are considered sacred.

You can even see cows walking the city streets in India.

Chess started in India.

The earliest predecessor to chess can be traced back to India 1,500 years ago.

India leads the world in banana exports.

Brazil is second to India in banana exports.

The vast majority of Indians practice Hinduism.

Even though India is home to the third largest Muslim population, over 80% of the population practice Hinduism.

Hockey is the national sport.

Field Hockey is the national sport but Cricket is by far the most popular sport in the country.

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