India

By:Sara-Mae Bullock

Countries Population

1,173,108,018 as of 2010
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Religon

India's people are 80% Hindu, 13% Muslim and 2% Christian. These divisions have caused conflict between different religious groups throughout history.
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Main Languages

India's official language is Hindi but each state or district has its own as well.
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Education System

India's opportunities depend on you social class. In India today, 4% of children never start school, 58% don’t complete primary schools, 90% don’t complete school,and only 10% of children go on to college.
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India's Main Industries

  • Steel-India is the third-largest steel producer in the world. In 2015, India produced 91.46 million tonnes of finished steel.
  • Textiles-With over 45 million people, the industry is one of the largest source of employment generation in the country
  • Tourist-Over 7.757 million foreign tourist arrived in 2015
  • Pharmaceutical(medication)-Indian pharmaceutical sector accounts for about 2.4 per cent of the global pharmaceutical industry
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Sports and Entertainment

India is home to a diverse population playing several different sports across the country. Cricket is the most popular sport overall ,but soccer is a very popular sport in some of the Indian states. Also more than 600 television channels, 100 million pay-TV

households, 70,000 newspapers and 1,000 films produced

annually.

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Geography

The Himalayan Mountains separate India from much of the rest of Asia. The Himalayas have many of the tallest mountains in the world,including Kanchenjunga at 28, 208 feet. Also one of the 7 wonders of the world the Taj Mahal. In deep sorrow at the death of the queen, Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan decided to build the Taj Mahal, a marble wonder, in her remembrance.

Everyday Life in India

Marriage-In India, traditionally arranged marriages have continued to live on strongly. Families of prospective brides and grooms search for suitable matches, generally within their own community.


Home Life-The family including the grandparents, parents, siblings, along with the extended family that includes uncles, aunts, and cousins, usually live together.


Houses-Rich urban families enjoy modern homes, maids, caretakers, and cars; whereas, the middle-class usually lives in apartments or smaller homes. Poor families live in simple huts or roofed houses.

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Climate

The nation has four seasons: winter (January and February), summer (March to May), a monsoon (rainy) season (June–September), and a post-monsoon period (October–December). The bulk of the country can be regarded as climatically tropical. As in much of the tropics, monsoonal and other weather patterns in India can be wildly unstable: epochal droughts, floods, cyclones, and other natural disasters are common have ended millions of lives.
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Government System

The union government, as India’s central government is known, is divided into three distinct but interrelated branches: legislative, executive, and judicial much like America's.