India, The Seven Wonders Of The World

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1. Population: There lives 1, 2 billion of persons! Only china has more persons.
2. Land size: India is the seventh largest land area in the world.
3. Millions: There are over one million Indian millionaires. However, the gap between the rich and poor is still very big. 4. Wonder: The Taj Mahal is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
5. Food: Cooking and eating are a large part of Indian culture and tradition.
6. Origin of India name: The name “India” comes from the Indus River, which is where earliest settlers made their homes. The Indus valley is one of the world’s earliest urban civilizations.
7. British rule: The British ruled India from 1858-1947, although their presence and trade had been going on for some time before then.
8. Independence: On August 15, 1947, India gained independence from the British, after a successful nearly non-violent independence movement.
9. Government: India is governed under a parliamentary system and is a federal constitutional republic. There are 28 states and 7 union territories in India.
10. Capital: The capital city of India is New Delhi. It is the centre of government and is also home to 2 UNESCO heritage sites.
11. English speakers: India has the largest population of English speakers in the world.
12. Borders: India shares land borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka and the Maldives

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