The database provides a list with cities, towns, and villages from India. It contain around 4,000 rows and cities from all sizes. Each record provides the following information:
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In case you haven’t been paying attention during your history class, India is a large country in the continent of Asia. It falls in the region of South Asia. India is short for Republic of India, which is its official name. It is also known as Bharat by its locals.
India is officially the seventh largest country in the entire world when it comes to size, and is officially the biggest democratic country when it comes to population. It puts even China behind it when it comes to how many people are living in a certain location.
India is surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the south, which is not the only sea that it bounds with. To the West, it also shares a little border with the Arabian Sea, and to the East, even the Gulf of Bengal. India has a massive coastline of 7517 kilometers, something that is the combination of all three borders it shares with these massive water lines. To put this in perspective, the Great Wall of China is about 21,196-kilometer-long, which is about only 3 times as big as these coastlines.
India is neighbor to a few many countries such as: • Pakistan from the west side • China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north side • Bangladesh (formerly Pakistan) and Myanmar to the east. • Sri Lanka and Maldives are very close to India mainly through the Indian Ocean.
India is home to the Indus Valley Civilization: one of the grandest civilizations to ever have lived on this planet. Because it is home to the Indus Valley Civilization, it has historic trade routes – something that are still in use even today. You can find remains of vast empires: Mughals, Maurya, British, Gupta and so on. India was once the biggest center of diversity, and is still an extremely diverse country. The British East India Company ended the Mughals rule in the country in the 18th century and destroyed a once-great empire, though it was able to colonize the country and bring it to independence in 1947 – at the stake of losing Pakistan and Bangladesh. India is no more the superpower it was once.
India is a pretty diverse country, even when it comes to religions. Four religions came out of the country:
India is currently a republic, meaning that it is a state where power is held by the people. It follows democracy to the highest extent, and the hosting powers: Prime Minister (PM) and President are elected by the people for a certain time period which usually does not extend 3 to 4 years. India currently has 28 states, all of which fall under seven union territories. It follows the British’s modified version of a parliament for its democratic purposes.
The current situation of the country is that it is the seventh largest economy in the world when it comes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as the third largest in the world when it comes to Purchasing Power Parity. Because of the reforms that were made in 1991, India has turned out to be one of the highest growing economies in the world, though it still suffers from a lot of issues like poverty, illiteracy, gender violence, pluralism and so on – something that a third-world country has.