India

By Iris Sotelo and Domonic Hickman

INDIA

  • The Capital City is New Delhi.
  • Population: 1.2 billion people as of today.

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Geographic Boundaries

  • North: Nepal
  • East: Bangladesh
  • South: Sri Lanka
  • West: Pakistan

Physical Feature

  • Himalayan Mountains
  • Ganges Plains
  • Great Indian Desert
  • Deccan Plateau


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History

  • Some houses in the Indus Valley had indoor plumbing.
  • Asoka was a king who lived more than 2000 years ago.
  • Ba bur was only 12 years old when he became king of Uzbekistan.
  • A Portuguese navigator named Vasco da Gama was the first European to sail to India.


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People & Places

  • India is roughly one-third the size of the US.
  • India has everything for deserts to rain forests.
  • There are 22 official language in India.
  • The majority of the population lives in Ganges Plain.


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Lifestyle

  • The British introduced cricket to India.
  • One fun festival is Holi or the festival of color.
  • Folk dancers and acrobats perform at fairs.
  • For religious reasons, Hindus don't eat beef.


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Society

  • India is the largest democracy in the world.
  • More than half of the adults farm.
  • Buses, taxis, motors, and scooters help the Indians get around.
  • India has a lot of diamonds, oil, and natural gas.


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Choice: Facts

  • Over time the British established several trading posts.
  • In Mumbai, trains carry seven million people to work everyday.
  • Around 2% of the population is Christian.


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Credits

"India." CultureGrams Kids Edition. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 16 Apr 2014.