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The World Factbook

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ShowIntroduction :: INDIA Panel - Collapsed The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. Population Pyramid A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. Related:  India

Facts About India For Kids Welcome to India! It is the land of exotic temples, different cultures, bright colours and lots of spicy food. Most of us think of these things when we talk about India. But, there is a lot more to know about India. The country is the fourth largest country in the continent of Asia and the seventh largest country in the world. The southern part of India is a peninsula that is surrounded by water on three sides. Many people have heard of the Taj Mahal (shown above), being one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. The Indian civilization is the oldest in the world, and in spite of being the most powerful empire long ago, India has never invaded another country. The highest range of mountains in the world called the Himalayas, originates in north India. Though it is hard to believe, because so many of it's people can speak English, India is the largest English speaking country in the world. In India, cows are considered sacred and will not be harmed in any way.

The Jungle Book The Times of India: Latest News India, World & Business News, Cricket & Sports, Bollywood Indian Culture - Cultural India - Culture of India - Cultural Heritage of India - Cultural Attractions in India - Indian Cultural Heritage Facts For Kids- India India's Activities Watching movies is a popular pastime in India. Bombay is the center of India's film industry. Indian children play soccer and badminton and board games like Parcheesi and backgammon. Basketball is becoming more popular in recent years. India's Animals India is home to lions, tigers, antelope and Indian elephants. Wildlife lives mostly in northern India, but the natural habitat is shrinking because of India's growing population. References: All images from Microsoft Office Clip Art and Gallery licensed through Microsoft Front Page and Microsoft.

India Children United! - Facts about India The National Flag of India is called the Tiranga, or Tricolour, as it has three colours; saffron, white and green. In the centre is a navy blue wheel, called the Ashoka Chakra. It has 24 spokes, representing the 24 hours in a day. The main languages spoken in India are Hindi and English, but there are many other official languages as well - Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Indian money is called rupees. The National Emblem of India is the Ashoka Pillar, showing the Sarnath Lion. The National Motto is "Truth Alone Triumphs." Many children in India say a pledge at school. The National Animal of India is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The National Bird of India is the Peacock. The National Sport of India is Field Hockey. The National Fruit of India is the Mango. The National Flower of India is the Lotus Flower The capital of India is New Delhi.

A Kid's Life in India As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation

Fun India Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about India India is officially known as the Republic of India. India has the second largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people (1,205,073,612 as of July 2012). India is the seventh largest country by total area. India belongs to the continent of Asia, it is bordered by the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, and Pakistan. The highest mountain in India is Kanchenjunga, standing at 8,598m (28,209 ft), which it shares with Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. India For Kids Have a go at some of our Indian-themed crafts for children for a real flavour of India! We've... India is such a vibrant, colourful, exciting country, with so much to explore and discover. We are... We've got a lovely colouring page of two Indian children in traditional costume for the kids to... Did you know that Chess originated in India? We've got Indian flag printables for your classroom projects or to decorate your home, perfect...

India OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of India SIZE: 1,269,338 square miles (3,287,590 square kilometers) POPULATION: 1,189,172,906 as of 2011 CAPITAL: New Delhi LANGUAGES: Hindi and 14 other official languages, as well as English CURRENCY: Indian rupee CLIMATE: From tropical to temperate PRODUCTS: Rice, wheat, cotton, tea, sugarcane, spices, textiles, chemicals The annual camel fair in Pushkar, in northwest India, is a festive affair. India is the world's largest democracy. About 5,000 rhesus monkeys roam New Delhi.