Fast Facts on India

Population: 1, 027, 015, 247 (2001 Census) Fast facts about India
Area: 3.3 million square kilometers
Geographical location: Lies between latitudes 8 4' and 37 6 ' north and longitudes 68 7 ' and 97 25' east.
Coastline length: 7600 km
Languages: 17 major languages, 844 dialects
Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism
National anthem: Jan gana mana written by Rabindranath Tagore
National Song: Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji
National emblem: Replica of the Lion Capital of Sarnath
National flag: Horizontal tricolor in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. In the center of the white band is a wheel in navy blue
National animal: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
National bird: Peacock
National flower: Lotus
National tree: Banyan
National fruit: Mango
National currency: Rupee (One Rupee=100 paise)
National Sport: Hockey