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Republic of India
Bharat Ganrajya
Horizontal tricolour flag bearing, from top to bottom, deep saffron, white, and green horizontal bands. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 spokes.Three lions facing left, right, and toward viewer, atop a frieze containing a galloping horse, a 24-spoke wheel, and an elephant. Underneath is a motto: "सत्यमेव जयते".
FlagEmblem
Motto: "Satyameva Jayate" (Sanskrit)
"Truth Alone Triumphs"[1]
Anthem: Jana Gana Mana
"Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of All People"[2][3]
National song:
Vande Mataram
"I Bow to Thee, Mother"[a][1][3]
Image of a globe centred on India, with India highlighted.
Area controlled by India shown in dark green;
claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
CapitalNew Delhi
28°36.8′N77°12.5′E / 28.6133°N 77.2083°E / 28.6133; 77.2083
Largest cityMumbai
Official languages
Recognised regional languages
National languageNone
DemonymIndian
GovernmentFederalparliamentary
constitutional republic[1]
 - PresidentPranab Mukherjee
 - Vice PresidentMohammad Hamid Ansari
 - Prime MinisterManmohan Singh (INC)
 - Speaker of the HouseMeira Kumar (INC)
 - Chief JusticeP. Sathasivam[6]
LegislatureParliament of India
 - Upper houseRajya Sabha
 - Lower houseLok Sabha
Independence from the United Kingdom
 - Dominion15 August 1947 
 - Republic26 January 1950 
Area
 - Total3,287,590[7] km2[b] (7th)
1,269,346 sq mi
 - Water (%)9.6
Population
 - 2011 census1,210,193,422[8] (2nd)
 - Density376/km2 (31st)
973.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$4.962 trillion[9] (3rd)
 - Per capita$3,991[9] (133rdh)
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$1.758 trillion[9] (11th)
 - Per capita$1,414[9] (146th)
Gini (2010)33.9[10]
medium ·79th
HDI (2012)Increase 0.554[11][12]
medium ·136th (medium)
CurrencyIndian rupee (INR) (INR)
Time zoneIST(UTC+05:30)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+05:30)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy (CE)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+91
ISO 3166 codeIN
Internet TLD.in

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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