Saturday, 9 January 2016

Indian facts

8) Every 12 years, a religious gathering called the Kumbh Mela occurs in India. It is the world's largest gathering of people.
9) The gathering is so large that the Kumbh Mela is visible from the space.

Kumbh Mela from Space.

10) Varanasi is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
11) India has more mosques (300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the world.
12) And the third largest Muslim population in the world.
13) Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it started around 700 BC.

14) Today, India has the world's largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students!
15) Indian Railways employs more than 1.3 million people. That's more than the population of many nations.
16) More than 54 crore people voted in the 2014 General Election – more people than the population of USA, UK, Australia and Japan combined.
17) Number of births in India every year is more than the total population of Australia, and many other nations.
18) India has the largest English speaking population in the world.
19) At an estimate, 25% of the total workforce of the world's population will be from India in the next year or so.

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