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India

INDIA

India is a country that occupies a large part of South Asia. It is a constitutional republic consisting of 29 states, each with a substantial degree of control over its own affairs; 6 less fully empowered union territories; and the Delhi national capital territory, which includes New Delhi, India’s capital. With roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population,

India is the second most populous country, after China. India remains one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Apart from its many religions and sects, India is home to innumerable castes and tribes, as well as to more than a dozen major and hundreds of minor linguistic groups from several language families unrelated to one another.

Country Details

President: Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Area: 3,287,590 km²

Capital: New Delhi

Continent: South Asia

Population: 1,326,801,576 (July 2016)

Government Type: Federal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

Official Language: English Language, Hindi Language

Currency: Indian Rupee

Seasons

  • Annual Temp:16.6°C
  • Monthly Temp:9 °C
  • Hottest Month:June, 50°C
  • Coolest Month:January, 14°C

Trade

IMPORT

Imports in India decreased to 28392.30 USD Million in February of 2015 from 32205.60 USD Million in January of 2015. Imports in India averaged 6214.93 USD Million from 1957 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 45281.90 USD Million in May of 2011 and a record low of 117.40 USD Million in August of 1958. Imports in India is reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India.

India is heavily dependent on crude oil imports, with petroleum crude accounting for about 34 percent of the total inward shipments. The country also imports: gold and silver (12 percent of the total imports), machinery (10 percent), electronic goods (7 percent) and pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (5 percent). India’s main import partners are China (10.7 percent of the total shipments), United Arab Emirates (8 percent), Saudi Arabia (7 percent), Switzerland (7 percent) and the United States (5 percent).

EXPORT

Exports in India decreased to 21545.33 USD Million in February of 2015 from 23883.60 USD Million in January of 2015. Exports in India averaged 4249.02 USD Million from 1957 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 30541.44 USD Million in March of 2013 and a record low of 59.01 USD Million in June of 1958. Exports in India is reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India.

In recent years, India has become one of the biggest refined product exporters in Asia with petroleum accounting for around 20 percent of total exports. The country also exports: engineering goods (19 percent of the total shipments), chemical and pharmaceutical products (14 percent), gems and jewellery (14 percent), agricultural and allied products (10 percent) and textiles and clothing (10 percent). India’s main export partners are: United Arab Emirates (12.1 percent of the total exports), the United States (12 percent), Singapore (4.5 percent), China (4.5 percent), Hong Kong (4 percent) and Netherlands (3.5 percent).

TRAVEL

Destinations

  • Saint Basil’s Cathedral
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Moscow Kremlin
  • Suzdal
  • Lake Baikal
  • St Sophia Cathedral, Novgorod
  • Kizhi Island
  • Valley of Geysers
  • Mount Elbrus
  • Trans-Siberian Railway

Travel Guide

India is a beautiful and bamboozling place, an endlessly fascinating country that is often challenging and always surprising. Stretched between the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan mountains lies an incredible tapestry of natural and man-made wonders – astounding temples, mystical monasteries, frenetic cities, pristine national parks, lavish palaces, lost kingdoms, mesmerising markets and some of the world’s most iconic monuments.