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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about India

Updated on October 3, 2011

1. India’s population is over 1.5 billion people

2. India is only half the size of the United states

3. Indians do not use much toilet paper but mostly left hand to splash water so they never shake or gesture with the left hand it is considered unclean

4. India is the number one place in murder rate

5. India still uses the Caste system in 2011

6. Cows wander freely from place to place in India usually near a statue to bring good luck since they are considered sacred

7. Woman do not say their husbands name out loud in public it is considered a sign of dis respect

8. India is the birthplace of chess. The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”

9. India has the largest postal service in the world with over 150000 post offices located all over the country

10. Cricket is India’s national sport first introduced by England

11. In the world of time zones India is the only country that is in just one time zone

12. Alexander the great wanted to take over India to solve the mystery of the ocean He prayed to the god of water and sacrificed two cows to thank him for the revelation

13. India declared its independence from Britain in 1947

14. Mohandas K. Gandhi is considered the greatest prophet in India of all time. He worked towards the independence from British rule.

15. India and Pakistan have been fighting over the common lands for over 300 years

16. Every major religion in the world can be found in India most countries in the world are specific.

17. Rabies and diarrhea are common in India because of wild animals and unsafe drinking water

18. India is considered to have the largest democracy in the world

19. Indus Valley civilization, is the oldest civilization in India

20. Greek sculpture strongly influenced many portrayals of Indian gods and goddess since the adventures of alexander the great


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    Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

    Great hub.Thanks for sharing,it was great to read and know about.