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General information about India

The official name - the Republic of India

Location - a country in South Asia. India area takes in the world seventh place in terms of population - the second place. It shares borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh to the east, Bhutan, China, Nepal to the north-east, Pakistan in the west. In addition to this, the country has a maritime border in the south of Sri Lanka, in the southwest, and the Maldives in the south-east of Indonesia. The disputed territory of Kashmir and Jammu borders Afghanistan.

Area - 3,155,596

Population - about 1.2 billion people. This is the second in the world in terms of population after China. In the country has approximately 300 Indo-Aryan groups (over 70%), Dravidian group was 25%, Mongoloid and other - 3%. Despite the fact that in the last decade, migration to the cities has led to a significant increase in the urban population, nearly seventy percent of Indians still live in rural areas.

Religion - More than 80% of the population (900 million Indians) in India Hindus. Muslims - 14%, Sikhs - 2%, Christians - 2.4%, Jains - 0.5%, Buddhists - 0.7%. Also in India, there are religion as Baha'i, Judaism, Zoroastrianism and others.

Culture - is diverse and high level of syncretism. Throughout its history, India has managed to preserve the ancient cultural traditions while to adopt new practices and ideas from invaders and immigrants and spreading its cultural influence to other regions Azii.V Indian society, enjoyed great respect traditional family values, although modern urban families often prefer nuclear family structure, mainly due to the socio-economic constraints imposed by the traditional extended family system.

Capital - the city of New Delhi.

Major cities - Mumbai (aka Bombay - almost 10 million people.), New Delhi (more than 7 million people.), Kolkata (formerly Calcutta - about 4.5 million people.), Hyderabad and Bangalore (over 4 million.), Madras (3 million 790 thousand people.).

Official language - English, Hindi (both public). Bengali, Urdu, Telugu, Cannara, Tamil, and about ten more languages ​​are used as official languages ​​in different states. Only India has more than 1,600 languages ​​and dialects.
Administrative division - allocate 28 states and six union territories and the National Capital Territory of Delhi. All States and Union Territories are divided into governmental and administrative units called districts. In India, of which there are more than 600. District is divided into Taluka - smaller administrative units.

Government - Parliamentary republic.

Head of State - Pranab Kumar (President). Head of government is the prime minister Manhoman Singh.

Currency - Indian Rupee. Exchange rate to the dollar ~ 55 rupees to the Euro ~ 70 rupees.

Time - Moscow, plus 1.5 hours

Electricity - 220 V, 50 Hz.

Weights and measures - metric.

Telephone service - the cost of local (intra), in-state calls, calls to India and international calls is not high. They are carried out by automatic link public or private telephone companies. For a call to India use «8 - 10 - 91 - area code - phone number».
Ahmedabad - 79,
Mumbai (Bombay) - 22,
Bangalore - 80,
Jaipur - 141,
New Delhi - 11,
Kolkata (Calcutta) - 33.

Climate - India is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar desert - they cause the monsoons. The Himalayas are a barrier cold Central Asian winds, thus making the climate in most of India's warmer than at similar latitudes in other parts of the world. Thar Desert plays a crucial role in attracting moist southwesterly winds of the summer monsoon, which in the period from June to October, provide the majority of India's rain. India dominated the four main climate: humid tropical, dry tropical, subtropical monsoon and Alpine. Most parts of India, there are three seasons: hot and humid with the domination of the southwest monsoon (June - October), relatively cool and dry, with a predominance of the northeast trade winds (November - February), very hot and dry transition (March - May) .

The Embassy of India in Russia
103064, Moscow, street Vorontsovo Field, 4/9,
Phone: (495) 783-75-35

The Russian Embassy in India
Shantipath, Chanak apuri, New Delhi,
1100021, India.
Phone: (8-10-9111) 26873799, 26889160, 26873802; 26110640/41/4

Some facts about India

Crazy, confusing, hot, unbearable, noisy and scary. All that India - one of the most ancient and colorful countries in the world. What to expect from it? What to prepare? How to decide what state to visit? For those who only have to dip into the bright fairy world - the world of India - Welcome!

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