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Quick Facts About India
India is officially known as the Republic of India.
- India has the second largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people (1,205,073,612 as of July 2012).
- India became an independent nation in 1947 after ending British rule that began in 1858.
Mahatma Gandhi is famous for the important part he played in gaining India's independence.