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Competitive Exam General Knowladge : Information About India


INFORMATION ABOUT INDIA:

At a Glance India:

Capital ------ New Delhi
Area ---------3.3 Million sq. km
Latitude ------- 6° 44' and 35° 30' north latitude
Longitude ------- 68° 7' and 97° 25' east longitude
Official Language ---------Hindi
Total Recognized Languages -------22
Total Coast Line ---------7,516.6 km
Area covered by Forest ---- 68 million hectares
Population -----------1,210,193,422 
Male ----------------------623.7 million 
Female -----------------586.4 million 
Population Growth Rate ------- 1.64 percent during 2001-2011
Density of Population --------------370.8/km2
Sex Ratio ------------- 940
Literacy Rate ---------74.04% 
Male ---------- 82.14%
Female ---------65.46%
State ------------29
Union Territories ------- 7
Largest State ---------Rajasthan
Smallest State ---------- Goa
National Park ----------102
Wildlife Sanctuaries ---------------441
Largest City ----------------Mumbai
Calling Code ------------ +91
National Motto --------Satyameva Jayate
National Song ------------Vande Mataram
National Anthem --------Jana Gana Mana
Highest Point ------------Mount Godwin-Austen, 28,251 ft
Currency ----------Indian Rupee
Time Zone ----------GMT + 05:30
Life Expectancy Rate
Male ------65.8 years
Female ------------68.1 years
Ethnic Groups -----Australoid, Mongoloid, Europoid, Caucasian, and Negroid
National Days -----------26th January (Republic Day), 15th August (Independence Day), 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti; Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday)
National Bird -------Indian peacock
National Flower --------Lotus
National Tree -----------Banyan Tree
National River --------The Ganga
National Aquatic Animal ----- River Dolphin
National Heritage Animal ------Elephant
National Animal -----------Tiger
National Fruit ---------------Mango

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