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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 States 29
No of Union Territories 7
Currency Indian Rupee
Official Languages Hindi,English
Largest state Rajasthan
Smallest State Goa
National Motto Satyameva Jayate
National Song Vande Mataram
National Anthem Jana Gana Mana
National Emblem Replica 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 Animal Tiger
National Bird Peacock
National Flower Lotus
National Tree Banyan   
National fruit   Mango
National River The Ganga
National Aquatic Animal River Dolphin
National Heritage Animal Elephant
Ethnic Groups Australoid,Mongoloid,Europoid,Caucasian and Negroid
Time Zone GMT + 5:30
National Days 26th January (Republic Day)

15th August (Independence Day)

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

Officially Recognized Languages 22
Population (2011) 1,210,193,442
Male (2011) 623.7Million
Female(2011) 586.4 Million
Literacy Rate 74.04%
Largest City Mumbai