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India

India
  • Capital

    Capital

    New Delhi

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:06

  • Population

    Population

    1332.11 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +91

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₹ INR (rupee)

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India

India
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  • Capital

    Capital

    New Delhi

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:06

  • Population

    Population

    1332.11 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +91

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₹ INR (rupee)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 352

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.10 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 083mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    3 287 590 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    5%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    24%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    60%

  • Railways

    Railways

    66030km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    119.58 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Indo-Aryan - 72 %
    Dravidian - 25 %
    Mongoloid and other

  • Religion

    Religion

    Hindu - 81 %
    Islam - 13 %
    Islam - 13 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    69.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Hindi - 41 %
    Bengali
    Telugu

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    2 798 800

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    4.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    20.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    19%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    217 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.3%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, lentils, onions

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    34%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    36%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    2 238 377kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    100 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    20

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What not to do when visiting India

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Don't use left hand when eating, handing things over or pointing at people. If you need a spoon for eating, you need to ask for it. The left hand is a dirty hand.

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Don't offer to shake hands of a person of the opposite sex unless they offer first.

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Don't touch anyone, receive or give anything with one's left hand - left hand is only used for one's "morning business".

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India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000).

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Don't kiss in public nor express affection - avoid physical contact with people of opposite sex in public.

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Don't drink any alcohol or smoke in public - it's offensive.

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Don't discuss religion nor disrespect the society of any religion.

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Don't be surprised - when Indians want to say no, they nod. For yes, they shake their head.

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Don't pull or box ones ears - it's a grave insult. Ears in India are considered sacred.

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Did you know

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India is home to over 200 million cows.

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Don't do any public preaching or handing out of tracts - activities like these are prohibited when you are on tourist visa in India.

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Don't break temple rules when visiting a temple. Feet, particularly shoes/sandals, are considered unclean - always take them off when entering a temple (except in some Westernized urban congregations). In some temples tourists are not even allowed to walk into the most holy areas with their shirts on.

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Don't touch the head of the person - it's a seat of the soul.

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Don't take offers of spiritual salvation and magic remedies from saints, godmen and quacks - there is no way you can distinguish the genuine ones from the crooks.

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Don't be shy to bargain with half price when you buy things from roadside stalls or hawkers, but don't bargain in proper shops where display "fixed price" signs.

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The Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble.

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Don't say things like "You have such a colorful culture!" or "Where can I see an elephant?"

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Don't talk about politics or colonial India, and don't necessary praise Congress party.

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Don't hurt a cow - many Hindus consider the cows are holy and are offended if they are hit by strangers.

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Don't sneeze into handkerchief while eating.

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Don't purchase air, rail or bus tickets through strangers or unauthorised travel agents or tour operator. Avoid persistent touts and taxi-wallahs at stations to help you find your hotel. Use tourist assistance desk for proper service.

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India has over 50 million monkeys.

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Don't hire any type of transportation from unlicensed operators - in case of taxis or rickshaws, try to hire them from the pre-paid booths if possible.

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Don't drink local tap water - drink bottled water only. Don't eat fresh fruit and vegetables that you cannot peel.

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Don't forget to place your hands together, bow and say "Namaste" when greeting. Smile all the time. Handshake with ladies especially in rural areas should be avoided.

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Don't be surprised by not finding the public toilets - you will hardly find any. Many people have to do it in the street.

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Don't do stupid things like wander off alone at night, or try to hitchhike. Especially, if you are white.

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Some playing cards in India are round.

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Don't get freaked out if people stare and point - some Indians you meet might never seen a white person before.

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Don't walk waver books and paper, even newspaper or even touching them with your feet. Indian people treat books as a metaphor for the Goddess of learning.

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Don't try to explore Indian road yourself nor to drive in India unless you have been trained no Indian roads.

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Don't forget to prepare yourself at the earliest when moving around - Indian traffic and roads are hapless.

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Don't go empty-handed when visiting someone's home. As customary, bring some small gifts as hostess gifts and as presentations to one's students, if can be as small as a postcard from your home region.

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India is home to North Sentinel Island, whose inhabitants are some of the last known peoples with no contact with outside civilisation.

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Don't forget homosexuality is illegal in India, however some major cities maintain underground gay scene.

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Don't wear super tight or revealing clothes - dress modestly. Women - no sleeveless blouses, no short skirts, no shorts, no low, loose collars for women. Men - don't wear shorts.

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Don't hunt, as killing wildlife causes serious trouble.

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Don't forget to pull a rope stretched across the bus to get off - the bell next to driver will ring.

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Don't let your feet touch someone else.

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At marriage, Indian women usually drop their father’s name and use their first name with their husband’s first name as a form of the surname.

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Don’t give frangipani or white flowers - they are used at funerals.

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Don’t go too close to the wildlife and stray animals - always keep a safe distance.

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