Around Asia In 80 Days: India
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1.3 Billion
Currency: The Indian Rupee (INR ₹)
The republic of India, with an amazing population of 1,387,297,452, is the 2nd most populated country in the world after China. It has one of the richest and deepest cultural history and is most famously known as the birthplace of Hinduism.
Economically, India is growing at such a rapid rate that it has become one of the fastest-growing nations in the world. According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, India’s GDP at purchasing power parity could overtake the United States by 2050.
Here are 5 interesting facts on beautiful India you might not know about.
Diamonds were first found in India
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but did you know, these precious minerals are first found in India. Until the year 1726, where diamonds are found in Brazil, India was the only source of mining. These stones were then transported on the famously known Silk Road, a connector between India and China.
Largest Number of Vegetarians in the World
India has the largest number of Vegetarians in the world, with a whopping 38% of its population. The second closest country is Israel at 13%. This is due to the fact that Buddhism plays a huge influence on its people.
Highest Cricket Ground In the World
A quick search on Google might show that Hockey is the national sport of India, but the true passion in the hearts of many Indians is Cricket. It has become such a huge part of the people that Cricket World Cup events are watched even more so than the world-famous FIFA World Cup (Football).
India is also home to the highest cricket ground in the world! The Chail Cricket Ground is located at an altitude of 2,444 meters in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Talk about taking the sports to new heights!
Largest Producer of Milk
As the largest producer of fresh milk, India provides a wholesome 22% of the global production of milk. This percentage is more than all the European Union countries produce combined. The milk industry brings in a yearly average of 9 trillion rupees ($128 billion). India even celebrates National Milk Day on the 26th of November each year, to commemorate the enormous industry.
300,000 Mosques in India
Even though India’s main religion is Hinduism, there are close to 300,000 active mosques in India! This number is greater than any Islamic nation on this planet. This is because India has the 2nd highest Muslim population, right behind Indonesia.
A very widely known misconception that many make is that the breathtaking and ever-beautiful Taj Mahal is a mosque. It is actually built as a tomb for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
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