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General


Population: 1,236,344,631 (2014), 1,220,800,359 (2013)
Land Area: 3,287,590 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land
Capital: New Delhi
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Pranab Mukherjee (July 22nd 2012)
Head of Government: Narendra Modi (May 26nd 2014)
Languages: Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Mathili. Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanscrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindustani, English
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Major Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, Other 1.8%, Unspecified 0.1%
Major Ethnicities: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and Other 3%
Life Expectancy: 67.8 years (2014), 67.48 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.67 trillion (2013), 1.825 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 4.99 trillion (2013), 4.761 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,000 (2013), 3,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.2% (2013), 6.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 17.4%, Industry 25.8%, Services 56.9% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 49%, Industry 20%, Services 31% (2012)
Industries: Textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software
Agriculture Products: Rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, potatoes; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, poultry; fish
Human Development Index: 0.586 (135th)(2014), 0.554 (136th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2.9 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 8.6% (2013)

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Army Size: 1 325 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

India is located in South Asia. India is bordered by Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myammar, Nepal and Pakistan. It also shares close sea borders with the Maldives and Sri Lanka. India economy is growing at a high pace, but it's GDP per capita still has a long way to go. However once India has worked out its high poverty rates and high illiteracy rates it will be become a major economic player.

(2014) India's economic growth slowed considerably in 2013, as it suffers from high inflation and loss of confidence from investors. Elections in May 2014 brought a new government lead by Narendra Modi to power, it remains to be seen what kind of impact he will have in dealing with the many issues facing India.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: India
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: India
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/IND.html

Updated on: September 17th, 2014