India Travel Overview
Capital: New Delhi
Official language: Hindi, English
Currency: Rupee 1INR = 0.01EUR
Continent: South Asia
India: the spice shop in the world
India is as diverse as its 28 states. The states are largely delimited by linguistic lines. Their size varies a lot; some states are larger than some nation states in Europe.
According to Countryaah, India is a subcontinent in Asia. It borders on Tibet / China, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
The Indian states and union territories can be summarized in the following regions: Himalaya – mountainous, magical landscape. Offers something for both the adventurer and the spiritually inclined. This is also where the disputed Kashmir region is located.
Central India – the heart of India with the capital New Delhi. The Ganges and Yamuna rivers flow through the area. In addition, many events that shape the history of India took place here.
West Indies – desert areas and pretty but crowded cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Goa. The largest city, bustling Bombay (now known as Mumbai), is also here; also beautiful beaches and Bollywood (Indian film industry in Bombay).
East India – the most rural region of India; largest city is Calcutta (now known as Kolkata); the temple cities of Puri and Bhubaneswar, both in the state of Orissa.
Northeast India – remote and fragile; beautiful landscapes and the famous tea gardens.
South India – colored Hindu temples, tropical forests, the reservoirs of Kerala, beaches, the ghats of Karnataka and the archipelagos off the coast.
India has repeatedly been the target of terrorist attacks. The place and time cannot be predicted, attacks can take place anywhere.
Safest means of transport is in sight, the web is of long trips on the road – India has more than 100,000 annually deaths. The roads are in poor condition and the driving skills of many Indians are on the lowest level. In addition, a large number of vehicles are hardly fit to drive. Traffic offenses are usually compensated with bribery.
The year is essentially divided into summer, winter and rainy season, which differ from region to region. In the summer months from April to June, the heat can only be endured in the mountains.
From July to August is the rainy season (monsoon). Umbrellas and / or rainwear are recommended here, but provide insufficient protection against the constant heavy rain and the all-pervading moisture.
In the winter monthsDecember to February it can get very cool at night in the north, as most houses and apartments are only inadequately protected against the cold. During this time, transitional clothing is appropriate. Scarves and hats protect you from the wind on rickshaw trips, a warm sleeping bag from the cold at night. In general, however, winter is climatically the most pleasant travel time for most areas.
Should you still get sick in India, you can go to a traditional Ayurveda therapist for treatment. More and more people from Europe are flying to India to get rid of their chronic diseases there. Or attend a yoga class to stay healthy. This movement theory is part of the Indian tradition and gets the cycle going.
Capital: New Delhi
Official language: Hindi, English
Rupee (100 Paise)
ISO 4217 code
INR / 356
Geo coordinates: N 20 ° 35 ‘37.3 ” E 78 ° 57’ 46.4″
Highest mountain: Kanchenjunga (8,598 m)
Total area: 3,287,590 km²
Mainland: 2,973,190 km²
National border: 14,103 km
Coastline: 7,000 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1947
Formerly dependent states: Bhutan until 1949
UN member since: 1947
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: Parliamentary democracy
Export goods: Cotton goods, jute, tea
BSP: $ 821,466,900,000
GDP: $ 842,343,000,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 3,960,000,000,000
Economic growth: 8.1%
GDP share of agriculture: 18.2%
GDP share of industry: 27.3%
GDP share of services: 54.5%
Inflation rate: 4.4%
State budget revenue: $ 4294967295
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 52.4%
Export: $ 85,410,000,000
Import: $ 116.4 billion
Foreign debt: $ 134.8 billion
Gold and currency reserves: $ 151 billion
Electricity consumption: 567,000 million KWh
Gas reserves: 853,500 million m³
Gas production: 34,710 million m³
Gas consumption: 34,710 million m³
Oil reserves: 5,700 million m³
Oil production: 789,000 million m³
Oil consumption: 2,810,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 51.04%
Bovine: 241,465,000 pieces
Pigs: 19,240,000 pieces
Sheep: 60,040,000 pieces
Fishing: 6,170,000 t
Residents in cities: 301,940,000
Average age: 24.9 years
0-14 years: 30.8%
15-64 years: 64.3%
> 65 years: 4.9%
Population growth: 1.38%
Birth rate: 22.01 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 8.18 / 1,000 residents
Migration: -0.07 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1.06
Fertility: 2.73 children / woman
Infant mortality: 54.63 ‰
Life expectancy men: 63.9 years
Life expectancy women: 65.57 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: IN
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: IND
ISO 3166 numeric: 356
Top Level Domain: in
IOC country code: IND
UN / LOCODE: IN
Telephone connections: 68,470,000
Cell Phones: 48,142,000
Internet users: 38,900,000
Railway lines: 63,230 km
Paved roads: 1,716,940 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 316
Number of doctors: 556,000
Daily food intake: 2,550 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 6,930,000
Foundation: 1500 BC Chr.
Last sovereign since: -1947 BC Chr.
Main religious group: Hinduists
Prison inmates: 321,300
Armed forces (troop strength): 1,360,000
Main battle tank: 3,420
Nuclear warheads: 75
Defense Spending: $ 21,797,000,000