Interesting facts about India

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India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.

The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, which originates from the Old Persian word Hinduš.

India never invaded any country in its history.

With a population of just over 1.2 billion, India has nearly as many people as China.

100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans and is    visible from space.

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India’s Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Winter and Prevernal.

Taj Mahal  is one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history.

It’s illegal to take Indian currency(Rupees) out of India.

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An Indian man clams he hasn’t eaten or drunk for 70 years.After many tests,doctors still don’t know         how it’s possible.

Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking100 cigaretts.

The world’s biggest family lives together in India.A man with 39 wives and 94 children.

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Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having mustache.

India has the world’s lowest meat consumption per person.

70% of all the world’s spices comes from India.

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First mining of diamond was done in India.

Sugar was first consumed in India. India was the first country in the world to develop extraction and       purifying techniques of sugar. Later we taught many countries about refining and cultivation of sugar.

Chess was invented in India.

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