India is the origin of religious traditions followed by one-fourth of the world's population and is home to the world's highest cricket pitch. India is the birthplace of the game of "Snakes and Ladders" in the 13th centu... More » Geography Asia South Asia

Cows are sacred in India and allowed to roam the streets freely. Cows in India are considered one of the seven mothers of humankind because they produce milk. India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1... More » Geography Asia South Asia

On the coast of India, tigers swim in the same rivers as sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and crocodiles, while snow leopards, one-horned rhinoceroses and bears call the Himalaya Mountains home. Cows, considered a sacred an... More » Geography Asia South Asia
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According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the population of India as of July 2014 was 1,236, 344,631. It ranks second, behind China, in terms of the most populated countries in the world. More » Geography Asia South Asia

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