India is a densely populated country with a rich and vibrant history. The culture of the Indian people is one that resonates throughout the world, yet many do not know some rather important facts about the country itself.
Amazing Facts about India
1 India has the largest amount of scientists and engineers in the entire world.
2 Sanskrit is considered the mother of all other languages.
3 The intellectual board game chess was invented in India in an early form known as chaturanga.
4 With 10,000 years of history, India is one of the most ancient civilizations on the planet.
5 Indian Railways employs well over a million people, making it the largest employer in the world.
6 One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal, was completed in India in 1648.
7 Before the British ruled over India, it was one of the richest countries in the world, and this wealth was even the reason Christopher Columbus initially set sail, only to later discover the Americas.
8 Modern common practices such as yoga and martial arts were all born from India and spread to other countries.
9 Their space program has literally taken off, growing from a fledgling industry in 1975 to now launching missions to Mars.
10 India is the seventh largest country on Earth, also making it the largest democracy in the world.
11 As countries around the world begin to take a more “green” approach to energy production, India has recently followed suit. The country has pledged to build the world’s largest solar energy plant, with project designs designating land space that is larger than the island of Manhattan. The plant would boast a capacity of more than 4,000 megawatts, which is more than four nuclear reactors!
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Video: 101 Facts About India
It’s the country with over 1.3 billion people, a spa just for elephants and even a floating post office! Learn 101 incredible things about the majestic country that is India!
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