India has an estimated total population in excess of 1.2 billion people as of 2014, making India the second most populous country in the world. The largest and capital city of India is New Delhi, which contained an estimated 22.7 million of the country's population in 2011.
The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first European to discover India. He accomplished this by establishing the sea route from Europe to India, which was previously unknown.
The nation of India contains 1,269,219 square miles within its borders, making it slightly larger than Alaska, Texas and California, the three largest states in the United States, combined. India is about one-third the size of the United States.
There are six different countries that share a border with India: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal and Pakistan. Each of these countries shares a different amount of border with India. Bangladesh shares 4,142 kilometers, while Bhutan shares 659 kilometers. Burma shares 1,468 kilometers of bor
Housing in India varies depending on region and social standing. The range between mansions and filthy slums is apparent within a city. Slums are where millions of people live in shacks made of waste materials, scrap metal, plastic or wood.
The types of houses found in India vary from wood houses, most common in the cities, to bamboo houses found in the villages. In some cases, village houses are made out of clay, straw and dung. Only people who are wealthy can afford houses made of bricks and stone.
As of April 2014, India has 28 states and seven union territories. The newest states, which were created in 2000, are Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. Telangana is due to be become a state in June 2014, making it the 29th state.
The country of India is located in southeast Asia. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the southwest and the Bay of Bengal to the southeast. The southern tip of India is bordered by the Indian Ocean.
As of 2011, there are a total of 497 cities in India. Of these, Mumbai has the largest population, with a total of 12,478,447 residents living there. Delhi and Bangalore follow, with populations of 11,007,835 and 8,425,970, respectively.
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