Located in south Asia, India is geographically the seventh-largest country in the world. It shares borders with Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Nepal, and Pakistan. To the south is the Indian Ocean, to the south-east is the Bay of Bengal, and to the south-west the Arabian Sea. Some quick facts about the India include:
India has a population of more than 1.2 billion people making it the second largest country by population in the world.
India has eighteen official languages, but over 1,600 languages and dialects spoken. Hindi is spoken by nearly 40% of the population and English is widely spoken and understood, particularly in the cities.
In India, when greeting someone place your hands together and say Namaste. This traditional greeting means, I bow my head to you.
India is a nation of extreme wealth and extreme poverty. Around 35% of the population lives below the poverty line. Most Indians live on less than two dollars a day, yet more than one million people living in India are millionaires.
India has six seasons: spring, summer, winter fall, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon.