55 Interesting Facts About India


  1. The official name of India is "the Republic of India" and it situated in Asia continent.
  2. India name derived from Sindh river which originated from the Persian word indus.
  3. English language is the official language of India and other languages are hindi, telugu, urdu, bengali, punjabi, gujarati.
  4. 22% land of India is covered by forests and woodlands and it representing about 12% forest land of the world's total forests.
  5. India have the largest biodiversity in Asia and it placed nineth in the world.
  6. India's 808 km² areas is covered by forests with 410 species of mammal, 1250 species of bird, 610 species of reptile, 410 species of amphibian and 1330 species of fishes.
  7. The international border of India is meet up with seven countries and these are Nepal, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
  8. There about 1,208 islands have situated but only 572 islands are inhabited and "Great Nicobar Island" is the largest island of India.
  9. Majuli island is the India's and Asia's largest river island which situated in Assam in india and it's total area is about 352 km².
  10. India got her independence on 15 August in 1947 from United Kingdom.
  11. Mumbai city is the largest city of India which area is about 603.4 km² and it's population is about 20 million.
  12. New Delhi is the capital of India which area is about 42.7 km² and it's total population is about 2.18 crores.
  13. The total area of India is about 3.287 millions km² and it is the 7th largest country in the world after Australia.
  14. Total population of India is about 145 crores citizens of India is known as Indian.
  15. India is the second largest populous country in the world after China.
  16. The National flag of India have three colours these are saffron, white & green and an ashok chakra with 24-spokes wheel. Saffron colour represent the strength & courage, white colour represent peace & truth and green colour represent the fertility and growth.
  17. Indian rupee is the official currency of India and currently One USD equivalent to 75 Indian rupee.
  18. Approximate 80% Indians have followed hinduism, 14% are following muslims  and rest people have followed other religions such as Christian, Buddhist, Sikhism etc.
  19. India didn't attack first on any country before ten thousand year ago.
  20. India is the largest country in terms of importing of weapons.
  21. India is the only one country in the world where price have written on every products package.
  22. Indian Railways system is the world's largest organization in terms of number of workers, employees where more than 16 lakh employees are working which is more than the population of many countries.
  23. "Dr. Jichkar" is the India's most educated person and he completed 20 degree courses including IAS, IPS, lawyer, doctor and also he became MLA at the age of 25.
  24. The lotus flower is the national flower, royal bengal tiger is the official animal and peacock is the official bird of India.
  25. Jantar Mantar is the world's largest stone observatory which built by Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734.
  26. India is the world's third largest country after USA and United Kingdom in terms of making of the world record.
  27. India is the only one country in the world who send an orbiter to Mars in it's first attempt.
  28. Jamnagar Refinery is the world's largest oil refinery with refined about 1.24 million barrels in every day which situated in Gujarat, India.
  29. Switzerland's science day is honour to the India's prime minister Dr APJ Abdul Kalam when he visited to the this country on 26th May in 2006.
  30. Aryabhata is the India's first artificial satelite which launched by Russian launch vehicle which launched from Kapustin Yar, India.
  31. Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian who goes to space in 1984.
  32. City Montessori School is the world's largest school with 55,000 students which situated in Uttarpradesh in India.
  33. India's film industry is the world's largest film industry in terms of numbers of making movies in every year.
  34. The Brihadeeswarar temple is the world's first granite temple which built by Rajaraja Chola in 1100 AD.
  35. India has the world's largest post office network with 1,55,618 post offices in across the country.
  36. Chail Cricket ground is the world's highest cricket stadium which situated in himachal pradesh in India and it's altitude is 2,444 metres from sea level.
  37. Zero and decimal values invented by Aryabhatta in 629 AD who was an Indian but first zero appeared in Mesopotamia civilization in 3 BC.
  38. The Statue of Unity is the world's largest and tallest satue which situated in Gujarat in India and it's height is about 182 metres.
  39. Mawsynram is the world's most wettest place where annual rainfall is about 11,871 millimeters which situated in Meghalaya in India.
  40. Godwin-Austen is the highest mountain in India and world's second highest point after Mount Everest which situated in Jammu and Kashmir in India and it's height is about 8,586 metres.
  41. The Ganga river is the largest and longest river in India which length is about 2,601 km.
  42. India has the world's second largest active military forces after China.
  43. India is the home of 38 UNESCO world heritage sites and "Taj Mahal" which is one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
  44. Wular Lake is the India's largest fresh water lake which situated in Jammu & Kashmir and Chilika is the largest brackish water lake in Odisha.
  45. The Indian Ocean is the only one ocean in the world which named by a country India.
  46. Thar Desert is the India's largest desert which situated in Rajasthan and it's total area is about 200,000 km².
  47. Kumbh mela 2011 is the world's largest gathering of people with 75 millions people which could easily seen from international space station.
  48. Bandra Worli bridge have sufficient steel which could complete one turn around the whole world.
  49. Kabaddi is the official sports of India and even india won the all international kobaddi world cup.
  50. India is the first country in the world who found the water on moon surface in 2009.
  51. India is the second largest english spoken country with 125 million people after United States of America.
  52. Rabindranath Tagore is the world's only one poet who wrote two country's national anthem India and Bangladesh.
  53. Kibber is the world's highest village which situated in himachal pradesh in India and it's altitude is about 4,850 meters.
  54. Sundarbans Reserve Forest is the world's largest mangrove forest which situated in India and Bangladesh and it's total area is about 10,000 km².
  55. India and Pakistan's border is the world's second dangerous border after south korea and north Korea's border.