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India

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Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Indian rupee
Country name: 
India
Capital: 
New Delhi
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
August 15, 1947
Independent from: 
from the UK
Total area: 
3,287,263
Land area: 
2,973,193
Water area: 
314,070
Population: 
1,220,800,359
Population note: 
1,220,800,359 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
Hindi English
All languages: 
Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9% note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language (2001 census)
Time zone: 
IST (UTC+05:30) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+05:30)
Date format: 
dd-mm-yyyy (CE)
Drive on: 
Left
Calling code: 
+91
Domain: 
.in