India (officially the Republic of India) is the second most populous country in the world. Here are some interesting and fun facts about India.
Interesting Facts About India
- Chess was first invented in India.
- Hindi and English are the official languages of India.
- India has never invaded another country.
- In India you drive on the left hand side of the road.
- India has more Post Offices than any other country.
- India is the largest democratic country in the world.
- The value of pi was first calculated by an Indian mathematician- Budhayana.
- India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, there are still many people living in poverty. To help, please donate to Give India.
- Cricket is the most popular sport in India. The Indian cricket team won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.
- Christians make up just 2.3% of the population in India. 80.5% of Indians are Hindu.
- Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world. Over a million people work for them!
- The Indian Film Industry is the largest in the world- even bigger the Hollywood! Bollywood makes Hindi films.
- Most Indians have their marriages arranged by parents and family members, with the consent of the bride and groom. India has a very low divorce rate.
- About 50% of Indian women marry before reaching 18 years of age.
- India has the 3rd largest military force in the world.
Thanks to the National Portal of India for some of the facts!