About India

Country in South Asia

India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and base for Himalayan trekking.

Capital: New Delhi
Dialing code: +91
Prime minister: Narendra Modi
President: Pranab Mukherjee
Population: 1.252 billion (2013) World Bank


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