Official Name: Republic of India
Form of Government: Federal State
Capital: New Dehli
Official Languages: Hindi and English
Currency: Indian Rupee
Area: 3.287 million km²
Climate: India is home to an extraordinary variety of climatic regions, ranging from tropical in the south to temperate and alpine in the Himalayan north, where elevated regions receive sustained winter snowfall. The nation's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert.
Religions: The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Main industries: Textile Industry, Food Processing Industry, Chemical Industry, Cement Industry, Steel Industry, Software Industry, Mining Industry, Petroleum Industry
Traditional dishes: Gujarati cuisine is primarily vegetarian. The typical Gujarati thali consists of roti (rotlii in Gujarati), daal or kadhi, rice, sabzi/shaak, papad and chaas (buttermilk). The sabzi is a dish of different combinations of vegetables and spices which may be stir fried, spicy or sweet.
Fun Fact: Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word 'shampoo' itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.