Facts About India

100 Facts About India

This article is a collection of 100 facts about India, politics in India, people in India, religion in India, culture in India, economy in India, issues and conflicts in India, jobs and employment in India, etc.

  1. With a population of 1.3 billion, India is the largest democracy in the world.

  2. India is the second most populous country in the world, after China.

  3. India has the highest number of abortions in the world.

  4. There are more than one million Indians whose status is of billionaires.

  5. Nevertheless, the economic gap between rich and poor in India is significant. About 22% of India’s population live below the poverty line.

  6. India is a peaceful country. This country has never attacked or tried to conquer another country in the entire history.

  7. In India, there is a religion called Zoroaster. Followers of this religion do not bury or burn the bodies of the dead, but put them on the top of the hill and let the birds and wild animals eat the body. It aims to not damage nature and provide as many benefits as possible for other living things.

  8. India has been identified as the most dangerous country for women in a report by Thomson and Reuters in 2018.

  9. We can see many cows roaming freely on the streets of India. According to Hinduism, the cow is a symbol of life and wellness. Cow slaughter is banned in most states of India.

  10. Therefore, it is natural that in India it is very rare to have food made from beef. Foods like hamburgers and pizzas mostly replace the beef menu with chicken meat.

  11. 4 religions including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and, Sikhism have their origins in India. Read more facts about religion in India.

  12. India is one of the most developed countries in dance. This is because dance art enters almost all aspects of people’s lives, and is even used as a ritual in celebrating various religious holidays.

  13. There is a festival called “Holi” or “Festival of colors”. In this event, people take to the streets, play with paint powder, and smear their bodies in various bright colors.

  14. Most Indian women will not say their husband’s name aloud, because it can be considered impolite. However, there is no such scenario scene in modern families.

  15. This country is the birthplace of the game of chess. Originally from Sanskrit, “Shatranj”, this game was discovered since ancient times.

  16. A widow used to be considered a bearer of bad luck in India. They were regarded as a figure who prey on the soul of her husband.

  17. India was the first place where kapok is spun and used as clothing material.

  18. In ancient times, there was a ritual in India, where the wife would be burned along with her husband if her husband died. It was said that the wife didn’t deserve to live if her husband was dead.

  19. Most Indian states have the worst administrative and bureaucratic system in Asia. However, states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been rewarded for their good administrative practices. 

  20. The state government  in India provides full scholarships to people from the lower caste class. Those who mostly come from the village are free of tuition, are housed in a campus dormitory with three meals a day without paying a dime.

  21. In India, it is very natural for someone to have more than one bachelor’s degree. This is because of the low cost of education, the relatively short study time, and the abundant government support.

  22. The country has more than 150 thousand post offices and is one of the countries with the largest postal network system in the world.

  23. Even so, the postal system in this country has not gone well. Sometimes a letter takes weeks to reach a destination only 40 kilometers away.

  24. Bengal tiger is a species of pride that is now threatened with extinction.

  25. Holding the ears of others in India is considered as a form of respect.

  26. This country is the center of information technology development in Asia. One of the cities in India, Bangelore, called Silicon Valley of India because of the many international IT companies based there. 27. Besides Bangelore, Hyderabad is also one of the largest IT centers in Asia. The city is even nicknamed “Cyberabad.”

  27. Hinduism is the largest religion in India. 79.8% of the country’s population is Hindu.

  28. India is the third largest Islamic country in the world  only after Indonesia.

  29. Mumbai is the largest movie industry city in the world, even in quantity to produce more movies from Hollywood. The film industry in India is known as Bollywood.

  30. In addition to Bollywood, there are also various local film industries, such as Tollywood (located in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu-speaking) and Kollywood (Tamil-speaking).

  31. India’s economy is mostly dependent on Agriculture.

  32. Mumbai is dubbed as the “Dream City” because many young men and women of this country are coming to Bollywood with the dream of becoming famous movie stars.

  33. The British colonized India for approximately 89 years. Nevertheless, the influence of this country is still felt today, especially in the education system, law, and government.

  34. For long enough under the British colony, most Indians speak fluent English.

  35. India is the birthplace of many powerful businessmen like Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani. In fact, the Government in India is also often accused of Crony Capitalism.

  36. Mahatma Gandhi, a figure who fought for Indian independence, is considered one of the greatest and greatest leaders in the world. He is considered a figure who can fight for the rights of his country without violence. Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, shot in the chest. He is also called as “Father of the Nation”.

  37. Although admired by the international community, there are many young Indian generation today who do not like the figure of Mahatma Gandhi. He was considered too theoretical, and some Gandhi families were known to have a bad reputation in politics.

  38. In New Delhi, there is a temple called “Lotus Temple”. The temple is shaped like a very beautiful giant lotus. 

  39. Most marriages in India are held by matchmaking. This type of marriage is called “arranged marriage,” while marriage outside marriage is called “love marriage”.

  40. There are still many who consider marriage against family wishes as taboo, even among modern Indian society.

  41. In some parts of India, the bride must pay a price known as dowry . Dowry is paid depending on the “quality” of the groom. Starting from the level of education, salary, social status, and caste. The higher the status of the man, the greater the dowry to be paid.
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  42. Unable to pay dowries, many women decide not to marry until they reach old age.

  43. The Banyan tree is an Indian national tree, a symbol of immortality and appears in many of the country’s legendary stories.

  44. The two most famous Indian legends are Ramayana and Mahabharata.

  45. The version of the Ramayana and Mahabharata stories in India is almost 98 percent the same as the Indonesian version. 4

  46. Cricket is the most popular sport in India. The popularity of cricket in this country far surpasses football and basketball.

  47. Even so, this country’s national sport is hockey.

  48. Peacocks were originally bred in India as food. Over time, this animal turned into a national bird.

  49. Indian national fruit is mango. In this country, you can find various versions of mango beverages that taste amazingly sweet.

  50. Based on numerous discoveries, India was the first country in history to document the plastic surgery process.

  51. The official languages of India are Hindi and English.

  52. There are 22 local languages officially recognized by the government, such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Urdu.

  53. There are more than 1,600 dialects used in this country.

  54. India is the country with the highest number of civil servants in the world.

  55. The consumption of dairy products in this country is also very high. Not surprisingly, India is the largest milk producing country in the world.

  56. Bathing in the river Ganga is considered as an activity that can wash away sins and bad deeds in the past.

  57. Raziya Sultana was the first female leader in India to run her leadership in the 13th century. Using the left hand to eat and shake hands is regarded as something impolite.

  58. India is a country with one the biggest road networks in the world. National Highways in India measure 97,991 Kms and State Highways measure 167109.135 Kms.

  59. India also has the highest motorable road in the world, that is Khardung La Pass at 18,000 feet above sea level.

  60. The whole territory of India lies within one time zone.

  61. Pakistan was originally part of India. The country broke away on August 15, 1947.

  62. The process of Pakistan’s separation from India was carried out by a revolt that claimed hundreds to millions of lives,

  63. India is also quite advanced in the field of modern literature. Some writers like Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, and Arundhati Roy are writers who have won numerous international awards.

  64. India is the largest tea-producing country in the world.

  65. The most popular beverage in the country known as chai , is a mixture of tea and milk served in small cups,

  66. In India, there is a season called monsoon or monsoon which is the transition from hot to cold. Agriculture in India is highly dependent on monsoon rains.

  67. India is a place where one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, is located.

  68. The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

  69. This building has become one of the wonders of the world because the construction of the building is very beautiful. Almost the entire building is made of marble.

  70. To complete the Taj Mahal, it took 22,000 craftsmen for 22 years. This is one the coolest facts about India.

  71. India is one of the first places where one of the largest cultures in the world developed, precisely in the Indus River area. Indus River Culture, which was born 3000 years before Christ gave birth to various kingdoms, among others the kingdom of Egypt and Mesopotamia. The civilization was known as “Indus Valley Civilization” or “Harappan Civilization”. They were in fact, too advanced for their time. They were the inventors of the “Western Style Toilets”.

  72. Native inhabitants of India are called Dravidas. The Aryans then took over the dominance of the Dravidians in 2000 before Christ.

  73. In India, there are more than 6 million  Hindu gods. Almost all of these gods have their own shrines and shrines. These all are believed to be the reincarnations of one god.

  74. The name “India” is derived from the name of the Indus River, the birthplace of the great culture of humanity. Know more facts about rivers in India.

  75. The form of Indian government is a constitutional federal republic, run by a parliamentary system.

  76. India’s official name is “Bharat Ghanarajya”.

  77. The prices of newspapers and books in India are much cheaper compared to other countries in Asia. A copy of the newspaper is priced around 200 to 500 rupiah.

  78. It is said that the first university in the world was founded in India by the name of Takshila in 700 BC.

  79. India is known as a country that has many beautiful women. So far, India has won two Miss Universe titles and five Miss World titles.

  80. The average age of the population in India is much younger than in other countries in Europe or America. 50% of Indians are under 25 and 65% are under 35.

  81. Because it has a lot of people in productive age, India is predicted to skyrocket as a new economic power in Asia.

  82. India’s main export products are located in the agricultural sector.

  83. India is known as the world’s number one exporter of bananas.

  84. The staple food in northern India is wheat which is processed into bread, while the staple food in southern India is rice.

  85. India has a rich variety of animals, especially birds. 13.7% of bird species that exist around the world can be found in this country.

  86. Education in the IT field at various universities in India is also very advanced lately. One of India’s best institutes, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) has given birth to many graduates who work in various elite companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, even NASA.

  87. In addition to the IT field, business is also the right choice to study in India. Some business schools in India are even included in the list of the 20 best business schools in the world.

  88. Tirupathi is the most visited place to do “pilgrimage”, more than the Vatican or Mecca.

  89. Three colors in the Indian flag have different meanings. The colors of saffron symbolize courage and sacrifice, white symbolizes sanctity, and the color green symbolizes welfare.

  90. In the middle of the Indian flag there is a symbol of Ashok Chakra that symbolizes the truth.

  91. India is also the largest gold buyer country. Gold itself plays an important role in various ceremonial events such as weddings, traditional ceremonies, and celebrations of religious festivals.

  92. The country is also home to the largest number of mosques in the world.

  93. Software companies are also growing very rapidly in the last ten years. Software companies in the country export their products to more than 60 countries.

  94. In addition to film and IT, India is also known internationally through Yoga, a technique for relaxation and meditation. Yoga is regarded as one of the most popular body forms in the world, even incorporated in various medical therapies.

  95. Saree cloth is a traditional Indian garment that is very popular and in demand by many people from various countries.

  96. India is also the producer of


    number of scientists and engineers in the world.

  97. Unemployment is a major issue in India with 31


    of Indians jobless as of March 2018.

  98. Elections in India are held every 5 years.

  99. The person who wrote the national anthem of India also wrote the national anthem of Bangladesh. His name is Rabindra Nath Tagore.

  100. India shares the longest boundary with Bangladesh. India also frequently faces conflicts with its


    nations like China and Pakistan over boundary disputes. India has never lost a war to Pakistan, India lost


    to China in 1962. In fact, India helped the formation of Bangladesh by defeating Pakistan in 1971.

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