Population 1.237 billion
Type of governmeant
Poverty level 22%
Average household income 1,371$
Average Family Size is 4
They have really smart people so their economy is really good
India with 1.2 billion people, now has 858.37 million mobile phone subscribers and is world’s 2nd largest in mobile users 17% of the mobile users in the world 3G Mobile Number Portability
It has the world’s 3rd largest Internet users with over 108 million 81 million users in Sep 2010 108 million users in Sep 2011 Expecting 130 million users by Sep 2012
in india they grow different products than the U.S.
India's technology also affects their agriculture
India's main cash crops
India's main animals are the elephant and indian rhinoceros
-India is the largest democracy in the world
-The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite
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-To avoid polluting the elements (fire, earth, water, air), followers of Zoroastrianism in India don’t bury their dead, but instead leave bodies in buildings called “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to pick clean. After the bones dry, they are swept into a central well
-It is illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India
-India leads the world with the most murders (32,719), with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year
-More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line
-Cows can be found freely wandering the streets of India’s cities. They are considered sacred and will often wear a tilak, a Hindu symbol of good fortune. Cows are considered one of humankind’s seven mothers because they offer milk as does one’s natural mothe
-Many Indian wives will never say their husband’s name aloud, as it is a sign of disrespect. When addressing him, the wife will use several indirect references, such as “ji” or “look here” or “hello,” or even refer to him as the father of her child
A widow is considered bad luck—otherwise, her husband wouldn’t have died. Elderly women in the village might call a widow “the one who ate her husband.” In some orthodox families, widows are not allowed near newlyweds or welcomed at social gatherings.
-India is the birthplace of chess.l The original word for “chess” is the Sanskritchaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers