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home  > about india index > all india quick ref stats on a page

All India Quick Ref stats on a page

 India Statistics
 national country name: Bharat (Hindi)
 capital: New Delhi
 population: 1.06 billion
 area: 3,166,414 sq km (appr. equiv to Western Europe)
 population density: 310 persons per sq km
 urban: 26.8%
 rural: 73.2%
 GNI (GNP): USD 470 per capita per year
 highest point: 8598m (Kanchenjunga)
 languages: 22 official + 1600 minor languages and dialects (dec2003)
 national language: Hindi
 major languages: 40.2% Hindi; 8.3% Bengali; 7.9% Telugu (1991)
 number of states: 28 + 7 union territories
 money: Indian rupee
 India Statistics
 time: GMT + 5,5 hours
 electricity: 240V, 50Hz
 government form: constitutional democracy
 government: Congress party led UPA coalition
 Prime Minister: Manmohan Singh
 President: Pratibha Patil
 religion: 80.5% Hindu, 13.4% Muslim, 2.3% Christian, 1.9% Sikh, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.4% Jain, 0.01% Zoroastrian, 1.3% other (2001)
 literacy rate: 64.8% (male 75.3; fem 53.7%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 933 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 927 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 life expectancy: 61.5yr male; 62.7yr fem
 daily calories intake: 2,388 per capita
 States / Union Territories 
 Chandigarh Statistics
 origin of name: from Goddess Shri Chandika
 status: state capital of Punjab and Haryana; Union Territory
 location: North India
 built: 1953
 town planner and architect: Le Corbusier
 altitude: 1150 ft
 population: 900,635 (2001)
 area: 114 sq km
 population density: 7,900 persons per sq km (2001)
 number of sectors: 57
 languages: Hindi (61.1%); Punjabi (34.7%) (1991)
 religion: 75.8% Hindu; 20.3% Sikh; 2.7% Muslim (1991)
 literacy rate: 81.9% (male: 86.1%; fem: 76.5%)
 gender ratio: 777 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 845 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 best season: September - April
 tourist places: Rockgarden, Rose garden, Sukhna Lake
 Delhi Statistics
 origin of name: after Raja Dhilu (king 1st century BC)
 oldest known name: Indraprastha (app 1400 BC)
 status: capital; status of union territory since 1956
 location: North India
 population: 13.8 mil (2001)
 area: 1,485 sq km
 population density: 9294 persons per sq km (highest: North East: 25,760; lowest: South West: 4165)
 languages: Hindi 81.6%; Punjabi 7.9%; Urdu 5.4% (1991)
 religion: Hindu 83.7%, Muslim 9.4%, Sikh 4.8% (1991)
 literacy rate: 81.7% (male: 87.3%; fem: 74.7%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 821 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 868 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 temperature range: min: 7C; max: 46C
 main river: Yamuna
 best season: October - March
 tourist places: Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Connaught Place, Lodi Gardens, Bahai Temple
 Goa Statistics
 location: South West India
 capital: Panaji
 population: 1.3 mil (2001)
 area: 3701 sq km
 population density: 351 persons per sq km
 number of districts: 2
 languages: Konkani (51.5%); Marathi (33.4%); Kannada (4.6%) (1991)
 religion: 65% Hindu, 30% Christian, 5% Muslim (1991)
 literacy rate: 82% (male 88.4%, fem 75.4%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 961 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 938 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 normal temperature range: min: 21C; max: 33C
 main income: tourism, industries, mining
 main season: November - March
 tourist places: Arambol, Calangute, Candolim, Benaulim, Palolem, etc, basically most of the coast line
 Himachal Pradesh Statistics
 name means: snowy mountain
 location: North West, Himalayas
 capital: Shimla
 population: 6.08 mil (2001)
 area: 55,673 sq km (appr 25% bigger than Switzerland)
 population density: 110 persons per sq km
 urban: less than 10%
 languages: Hindi, Pahari (incl 60 dialects)
 religion: 95.9% Hindu, 1.7% Muslim, 1.2% Buddhist (1991)
 literacy rate: 76.5% (male 85.3%, fem 67.4%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 968 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 896 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 number of districts: 12
 number of villages: 20,118 (2001)
 highest point: 6726m (mountain Gaya)
 climate: temperate
 main income: tourism, agriculture
 main season: May - September
 tourist places: Manali, McLeod Ganj, Shimla, Kasol, Dharamshala
 Karnataka Statistics
 name means: lofty land
 location: South West India
 capital: Bangalore
 population: 52.9 mil (2001)
 area: 191,791 sq km
 population density: 276 persons per sq km (2001)
 urban: appr. 25%
 languages: Kannada (66.2%), Urdu (10%), Telugu (7.4%) (1991)
 number of districts: 19
 number of villages: 29,406 (2001)
 religion: 85.4% Hindu, 11.6% Muslim, 1.9% Christian (1991)
 literacy rate: 66.6% (male 76.1%, fem 56.9%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 965 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 946 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 main income: IT, software, agriculture, mining
 main season: September - February
 tourist places: Hampi, Gokarna, Jog Falls, Murdeshwar, Mysore
 Kerala Statistics
 nickname: "God's own country"
 location: South West India
 capital: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
 population: 31.8 mil (2001)
 area: 38,864 sq km
 population density: 749/849 persons per sq km
 urban: appr. 20% (deceptive figure; close, crowded rural population)
 languages: Malayalam (96.6%); Tamil (2.1%) (1991)
 number of districts: 14
 religion: Hindu 57.3%, Muslim 23.3%, Christian 19.3%
 literacy rate: 90.9% (male 94.2%; fem 87.7%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 1058 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 960 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 normal temperature range: 27C-32C
 main income: tourism, agriculture
 main season: October - March
 tourist places: Kochi, Alappuzha, Kovalam, Varkala
 Punjab Statistics
 origin of name: land of 5 rivers (Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej)
 capital: Chandigarh
 location: North West India
 population: 24.4 mil (2001)
 area: 50,362 sq km
 population density: 484 persons per sq km
 urban: 29.6% (1991)
 languages: Punjabi (92.2%), Hindi (7.3%) (1991)
 religion: 62.9% Sikh, 34.5% Hindu, 1.2% Muslim (1991)
 literacy rate: 69.7% (male 75.2%, fem 63.4%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 876 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 798 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 number of districts: 17
 number of villages: 12,673 (2001)
 main income: agriculture, manufacturing
 main season: October - March
 tourist places: Amritsar (Golden Temple), Wagah border
 Tamil Nadu Statistics
 location: South West India
 capital: Chennai (Madras)
 population: 62.4 mil (2001)
 area: 130,058 sq km
 population density: 480 persons per sq km (2001)
 number of districts: 20
 languages: Tamil (86.7%); Telugu (7.1%); Kannada (2.2%) (1991)
 religion: 88.7% Hindu, 5.7% Christian, 5.5% Muslim (1991)
 literacy rate: 73.5% (male 82.4%, fem 64.4%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 987 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 942 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 climate: tropical
 normal temperature range: min:18C; max:43C
 main income: agriculture, industries
 main season: December - February
 tourist places: Madurai, Mamallapuram, Kodai Kanal
Manali Statistics
 state: Himachal Pradesh
 location: 550km north of Delhi
 population: appr 6,500 (2001)
 altidude: appr. 2000m
 language: Kullvi
 main income: Tourism, Apple growing, Charas
 main season: May - September
 climate: temperate
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