By: Kyra Shank
5 Fun Facts about 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 is the seventh largest country by total area
The highest mountain in India is Kanchenjunga, standing at 28,209 ft, Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.
India became an independent nation in 1947 ending British rule that started in 1858.
The national symbol of India is the endangered Bengal Tiger
Seasons and climates of India
- Winter: the months of January to February
- Summer: the months of March to May
- Monsoon season: the months of June to September
- A post-monsoon period: October to December
- alpine tundra
- humid tropical regions
- rain forests
- Ocean island
The taj mahal (Post card)
Today I visted the Taj Mahal did you know that it was created by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it is very famous and is know all over the world it was completed in 1653, it took 21 years to complete. It brings over 3 million people each year!
The Government of India
Why are so many Indians vegetarians?
Mahatma Gandhi biography
Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar. At age 13 Mahatma married Kasturbai Makanin. Mahatma went to the collage of London. After graduating Mahatma went to South Africa and fought against discrimination for 21 years until he moved back to India he supported India separating from England.
Mahatma was arrested three times for "causing unrest the public" He was known for being a nice man and made many speeches the inspired lots of people. For some reason Nathuram Godse wanted Mahatma dead, he tried to assassination Mahatma 4 times before he finally did kill him. January 30, 1948, in New Delhi Nathuram shot him at point blank 3 times killing him.