'India,' or 'Bharat' or 'Hindustan' all refers to the nation which is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The name 'India' comes from the Old Persian label for the river Indus. The name 'Hindustan' was coined during the Mughal times. It means 'the land of Hindus'. 'Bharat' is yet another name for this nation which is derived from the name of a Hindu king.

India is a 'sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic'. India is the 7th largest country and the second most populous country in the world. It would be an astonishing fact that there are more than 2000 ethnic groups in India. People of different castes, creed, religion and culture live in harmony with each other. India is the domicile of a very rich and varied heritage.

India is basically an agricultural country. It consists of 28 states and 7 union territories. Parliamentary system of government prevails in India.

States of India - List of all Indian States

Given below is a list of all the states of India. Click on the state names to know more about any

Union Territories in India

Union territories are those places which come directly under the control of the central/union government. There are 7 Union Territories in India. Given below is the list of Indian Union Territories. Click to know more...

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  4. Daman and Diu
  5. Lakshadweep
  6. National Capital Territory Of Delhi
  7. Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Basic information about India

Given below are some of the very basic information about India.

CapitalNew Delhi
National LanguageHindi
Area3,287,240 sq.km.
Number of States28
Number of Union Territories 7
Official Languages in India18
Population1,198,003,000 (2009 est.)
Density of population349 per sq.km. (2009 est.)
Geographical Location8° 4' and 37° 6' North latitudes & 68° 7' and 97° 25' East longitudes
National Bird Peacock
National AnimalTiger
National FlowerLotus
National FruitMango
National TreeBanyan
National SportsHockey
National Anthem"Jana Gana Mana"
National Song"Vande matharam"

India has many tourist attractions. In fact, India embellishes a high-flying place in the world map of tourist spots. Whatever be your demand - let it be wildlife or hill stations or beaches or pilgrimage centers or skiing or mountaineering - you will find it here. Each and every state in India is a lumber room of such attractions.

Information about India

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