India is seventh largest country in the world by area and second most populous country in the world with more than 1.2 billion people and biggest democracy in the world.It is bounded by the indian ocean in the south,the Arabian sea in the south-west, and the bay of bengal in the south-east. It shares borders with pakistan to the west, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the north-east, and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. Four religions originated here-
India became independent from British rule in 1947. A nuclear weapons state it has the third largest standing army in the world and ranks ninth in military expenditure.it has 29 states and 7 union territories. It has 22 officially recognised languages.
Urdu and Telugu are also the official languages of the newly formed state of Telangana.
Indian tri-color is its national flag and national Emblem is three lions from Ashok Satambh. India's capital city is New Delhi and largest city is Mumbai.President of India is Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister of India is Narendra Modi.India's total area is 3,287,590 Sq. km and its population in census 2011 is 1,210,193,422. India's currency is rupees and its national Anthem is Jana Gana mana.