Capital : Delhi
Population : 1.027 billion (2001)
Area : 3.3 million square kilometers
Official languages : 17 major languages, 844 dialects
Currency : Rupees (One Rupees=100 paise)
Main Cities : Bombay , Calcutta , Bangalore , Surat .
Form : Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic, Parliamentary, based on universal adult franchise
Head of government : Presidents
Legislature : Parliament, consists of President and the two Houses, known as Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and Lok Sabha (House of the People)
Executive : Consists of President, Vice-President and Council of Ministers led by the Prime Minister
Judiciary : Independent of executive
National economy :
GDP : 1,100 (US$ bln.) 1994
Per capital income : 1,220
Industries : Fuels, Metals, Machinery, Textiles...
Main Exports : Fuels, Metals, Machinery, Textiles...
Urban : 3.0 % (1993)
Major religions : Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism.
Sex : 531,277,078 men and 495,738,169 women.
Life Expectancy : 61