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Interesting Facts About India

The Official Figure Of
 ' Mother Tongues ' Spoken in India is 1,683, Of Which An Estimated 850 Are in Daily Use.
However, Only 21 Are Officially Recognized Languages in India, Namely :

   1. Assamese
   2. Bengali
   3. Bodo
   4. Dogri
   5. Gujarati
   6. Kannada
   7. Kashmiri
   8. Konkani
   9. Malayalam
  10. Maithili
. Manipuri or Meithei
  12. Marathi
  13. Nepali
  14. Oriya
  15. Punjabi
  16. Sanskrit
  17. Santali
  18. Sindhi
  19. Tamil
  20. Telugu
  21. Urdu


 Interesting Facts About India:
  • The famous board game, called Chess, was invented in India.

  • In India's 100,000 years of history, it has never invaded any other country.

  • India is the 7th largest country in the world, the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilizations.

  • India was one of the richest countries in the world before the British invasion in 17th century.

  • The value of "pi" used in mathematics was first calculated by the Indian mathematician Budhayana in 6th century.

  • India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products. It exports software to over 90 countries.

  • India originated Yoga about 5,000 years ago.

  • India has the most number of mosques. It has 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.

  • Christians and Jews have been living in India since 52 A.D. and 200 B.C. respectively.

Unusual Facts About India

  • India has the highest bridge in the world . It is called Bailey Bridge and is located in Ladakh between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayas.

  • Before 1986, India was the only place in the world where Diamonds could be found.

  • The world's first University was established in India . The University was established in 700 B.C. at the place of Taxila.

  • The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian Railways which employs over a million people.

  • India has the biggest cricket ground in the world. It is located in the northern state of India called Himachal Pradesh. The cricket ground is 2444 meters above the sea level and was built in 1893.

  • Most important studies of Mathematics like calculus, trigonometry and algebra were originated in India.

  • Taj Mahal which is among the seven wonders of the world is in India. Taj Mahal was built over a long period of 11 years.

  • India has the most number of post offices in the world.

  Funny Facts About India

  1. There where no plastic bags in India before 1985?
  2. Over 1000 elephants were used during the construction of the Taj Mahal?
  3. The mobile users of India grows every month with about 2.5 million people?
  4. There are over 1500 software companies in Bangalore India?
  5. The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia?
  6. The word mongoose comes from India?
  7. The airline company Air Deccan was the first low-cost flight company in India?
  8. About 50% of the residents in India are under 25 years old?
  9. Indian Railways transport about five billion passengers annually?
  10. The longest station name on the Indian Railways is Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta?
  11. The only country in the world that has a Bill of Rights for Cows is India?
  12. India is the world's largest mango producer?
  13. Hockey is the National Game of India?
  14. In India nearly 1200 species of birds can be found?
  15. Indians go out to the cinema about 3 billion times a year?
  16. India has about 800 dialects and 15 major Languages?
  17. Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry comes from India?
  18. India has health laughing clubs where people get together and laugh?
  19. India is the largest tea producer in the world?
  20. The biggest ant in India is about an inch?
  21. India used sugar before any other country?
  22. 4 major religions has India as birthplace Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism?
  23. India buys more gold than any other country?
  24. Curry powder gets its yellow color from a spice, turmeric?
  25. The number system and decimal system was invented in India?
  26. Before 1896 India was the only diamonds producing country in the world?
  27. Films made in Bollywood are often seen by people in South Africa?
  28. India is home to about 200 million cows?
  29. India is the world's number one producer of vegetarian cheese?
  30. The first bathrooms is said to have been built in India about 4500 years ago?
  31. India is the second most populated country in the world?
  32. Shampoo is derived word from Hindi?


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