India at Glance

Capital ----------------------------- New Delhi

Area ----------------------------- 3.3 Million sq. km

Latitude ----------------------------- 6° 44' and 35° 30' north latitude

Longitude ----------------------------- 68° 7' and 97° 25' east longitude

Official Language ----------------------------- Hindi

Total Recognized Languages ----------------------------- 22

Total Coast Line ----------------------------- 7,516.6 km

Area covered by Forest ----------------------------- 68 million hectares

Population ----------------------------- 1,210,193,422


Male ----------------------------- 623.7 million

Female ----------------------------- 586.4 million

Population Growth Rate ----------------------------- 1.64 per cent during

Density of Population ----------------------------- 370.8/km2

Sex Ratio ----------------------------- 940

Literacy Rate ----------------------------- 74.04%

Male ----------------------------- 82.14%

Female ----------------------------- 65.46%

State ----------------------------- 29

Union Territories ----------------------------- 7

Largest State ----------------------------- Rajasthan

Smallest State ----------------------------- Goa

National Park ----------------------------- 102

Wildlife Sanctuaries ----------------------------- 441

Largest City ----------------------------- Mumbai

Calling Code ----------------------------- +91

National Motto ----------------------------- Satyameva Jayate

National Song ----------------------------- Vande Mataram

National Anthem ----------------------------- Jana Gana Mana

Highest Point ----------------------------- Mount Godwin-Austen, 28,251 ft

Currency ----------------------------- Indian Rupee


Time Zone ----------------------------- GMT + 05:30

Life Expectancy Rate

Male ----------------------------- 65.8 years

Female ----------------------------- 68.1 years

Ethnic Groups ----------------------------- Australoid, Mongoloid, Europoid, Caucasian, and Negroid

National Days ----------------------------- 26th January (Republic Day), 15th August (Independence Day), 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti; Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday)

National Bird ----------------------------- Indian peacock

National Flower ----------------------------- Lotus

National Tree ----------------------------- Banyan Tree

National River ----------------------------- The Ganga

National Aquatic Animal ----------------------------- River Dolphin

National Heritage Animal ----------------------------- Elephant

National Animal ----------------------------- Tiger

National Fruit ----------------------------- Mango