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India

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The country in data

surface
3,287,263 km2 (World rank: 7)

Residents
1,241,492,000 = 378 per km2 (As of 2011, world rank: 2)

Capital
New Delhi (New Delhi)

Official languages
Hindi, English, 22 other regional languages

gross domestic product
$ 1,676 billion; real growth: 7.2%

Gross National Product (GNP, per inhabitant and year)
US $ 1410

currency
1 Indian rupee (iR) = 100 Paise

Embassy
Tiergartenstrasse 17, 10785 Berlin
Telephone 030 257950,
Fax 030 25795102
www.indianembassy.de

government
Head of State: Pranab Mukherjee, Head of Government: Manmohan Singh, Appearance: S (omaahalli) M (allaiah) Krishna

National holiday
26.1. (Republic Day) and 15.8. (Independence day)

Administrative structure
28 States and 7 Union Territories

State and form of government
1950 Constitution
Secular Federal Republic (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: House of the People (Lok Sabha) with 545 members (543 elected, 2 members of the Anglo-Indian community appointed by the head of state), election every 5 years; House of States (Rajya Sabha) with 245 members (233 indirectly elected for 6 years, 12 appointed by the head of state), partial election every 2 years
Election of the head of state by electoral college every 5 years
Right to vote from 18 years

population
In the
last census 2011 (preliminary): 1,210,193,422 pop.
almost exclusively Indians; Minorities of Tibetans, Chinese, Europeans

Cities (with population)
(As of 2011) Mumbai (Bombay) 12,478,447 inh. (A 18.4 million), Delhi 11,007,835 (A 16.3 million), Bengaluru (Bangalore) 8,425,970, Hyderabad 6,809,970, Ahmadabad 5,570 .585, Chennai (Madras) 4,681,087, Kolkata (Calcutta) 4,486,679 (A 14.1 million), Surat 4,462,002, Pune 3,115,431, Jaipur 3,073,350, Lucknow 2,815,601, Kanpur 2,767. 031, Nagpur 2,405,421, Indore 1,960,631, Thane 1,818,872, Bhopal 1,795,648, Visakhapatnam 1,730,320, Pimpri-Chinchwad 1,729,359, Patna 1,683,200, Vadodara 1,666,703, Ghaziabad 1,636,068, Ludhiana 1,613,878, Agra 1,574,542

Religions
81% Hindus, 13% Muslims, 2% Christians, 2% Sikhs, 1% Buddhists; Jainas, Baha'i, Parsen and others (as of 2006)

languages
41% Hindi, 8% Bengali, 7% Telugu, 7% Marathi, 6% Tamil, 5% Urdu, 5% Gujarati, 4% Kannada, 3% Malayalam, 3% Oriya, 3% Punjabi, 1% Asamiya, 1% Maithili, 1% Santali, 1% Kashmiri; also Konkani, Dogri, Nepali, Sindhi, Manipuri, Bodo, Sanskrit; English

Employed persons by economic sector
Agriculture 51%, industry 22%, business 27% (2010)

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
Ø 2011: 9.8% (official)

Inflation rate (in%)
Ø 2011: 8.6%

Most important import goods (share of total imports in%)
26% petroleum and products, 10% chem. Products, 8% machines, 7% electronics, 6% building materials, glass, ceramics, 5% metal products, 4% raw materials, 3% rail, water and air vehicles, 3% electrical engineering

Most important export goods (share of total exports in%)
14% petroleum and products, 12% textiles and clothing, 11% chem. Products, 6% food, 4% machines, 4% iron and steel, 3% motor vehicles and parts, 2% electrical engineering