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Interesting Facts About India

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.

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Thanks to the National Portal of India for some of the facts!

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