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India At a Glance

Hello Candidates this post will be a quick reference to the India’s national Insignia and other basic facts.

India at a Glance

Capital New Delhi
Area 3.3 million square kilometers  
No Of States29
No of Union Territories7
CurrencyIndian Rupee
Official LanguagesHindi,English
Largest stateRajasthan
Smallest State Goa
National MottoSatyameva Jayate
National SongVande Mataram
National AnthemJana Gana Mana
National EmblemReplica of the Lion Capital of Sarnath.
National flag  Horizontal tricolor in equal proportion of deep  saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. In the center of the white band is a wheel in navy blue colour.
National AnimalTiger
National BirdPeacock
National FlowerLotus
National TreeBanyan   
National fruit  Mango
National RiverThe Ganga
National Aquatic AnimalRiver Dolphin
National Heritage AnimalElephant
Ethnic GroupsAustraloid,Mongoloid,Europoid,Caucasian and Negroid
Time Zone GMT + 5:30
National Days26th January (Republic Day)

15th August (Independence Day)

2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti; Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday)

Officially Recognized Languages22
Population (2011)1,210,193,442
Male (2011)623.7Million
Female(2011)586.4 Million
Literacy Rate74.04%
Largest CityMumbai