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India-Facts v m k

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Fun Facts!!

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Capital: New Delhi 

                                       http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/New_Delhi_Street.jpg

                     Population 12.8 million

Population (2009): 1.17 billion

                                                 urban 29%.
                                                 Annual growth rate: 1.55%

Economy: Social Democratic Policies- people can own their own businesses but have government regulations  

                          Exports- engineering goods, petroleum products, precious stones, cotton apparel and fabrics, gems and jewelry, handicrafts, tea

                          Imports- petroleum, machinery and transport equipment, electronic goods, edible oils, fertilizers, chemicals, gold, textiles, iron and steel.

                          Major Trading Countries- U.S., China, Europe, Russia, Japan

Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%,

                                      Dravidian 25%,

                                      Others 3% More than 2000 ethnic groups in India

 

Languages: Hindi, English, and 16 other official languages

 

Government: Federal Republic

                               Got independence Aug. 15, 1947

                               Constitution- Jan. 26, 1950

                               Executive- president, prime minister, council of ministers

                               Legislative- bicameral parliament

                               Judicial- supreme court

                               Important document 1- Constitution of India- was established on January 26, 1950. There are 94 amendment acts. Amendment 72 states that there are only allowed to be a cretin amount of seats in the legislative assembly. Amendment 2 states that there is a limit of only 500 elected members in the house of the people.

                              Important document 2- Aarogyasri Health Care Trust Health Camp Policy- the hospitals are setting up there camps all around India to help with the health problems. At these camps they are provided with drugs that they are allowed to use on the patients. They are improving the conditions for patients. They have to have professional doctors to work on any patients.

Randome Interesting Facts:

  1. India has the most post offices in the world!  
  2. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world.   It has an altitude of 5,602 meters (18,379 ft) above sea level.
  3. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
  4. Chess was invented in india.
  5. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.
    Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.

Citations:

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm

http://business.mapsofindia.com/india-economy/system.html

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm

http://india.gov.in/allimpfrms/alldocs/13765.pdf

http://india.gov.in/govt/constitutions_of_india_amendment.php

 http://www.indianchild.com/amazing_facts_of_India.htm 

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