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  • DATA ABOUT THE COUNTRY:

 

    • Population: 1,095,351,995 inhabitants. It is the seventh largest country, the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world.

    • Geography: India is bordered by Pakistan to the north-west; by China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north; and by Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. The Indian Subcontinent is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Indian Ocean on the south. The Indian estates in the north-east are separated from the rest of the country by Bangladesh. The Himalaya Range is a physical border, spreading from the north-west to the north, separating India from the rest of the Asian continent. The country can be divided in five main regions: Western India, Central India, Northern India, Eastern India and Southern India.

    • Politics: India is a Republic since 1947.

    • Head of state: President Pratibha Patil since 2007.

    • Head of government: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh since 2004.

    • Language:
      The official language is Hindi, spoken by 30% of its population. English is used for official affairs and trade. There are 17 more regional languages, officially acknowledged, including Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati and Oriya, spoken in the north, and Tamil and Telugu spoken in the south. Most Muslin inhabitants of India speak Urdu.

    • Religion: Hinduism accounts for 80% of the population of India. 11% are Muslim and the rest are Sikh, Christian and Buddhist minorities.

    • Climate The climate of India comprises a wide range is weather conditions because there are many climatic subtypes within the country. Thanks to its geographic and geologic location, there are tropical and subtropical areas, temperate areas and alpine areas. The Indic Ocean and the Himalayas (in the north of the country, bordering China, Nepal and Bhutan) have a strong influence in the mapping of Indian climates. In some months, tropical cyclones and other storms may lead to unusual heavy rainfall. But there are also cold alpine areas, with snow and glaciers, just a hundred miles from really hot climates in the Indo-Gangetic plains. India has four seasons: winter, summer, monsoon and autumn.


LINKS OF INTEREST:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: link.

  • Central adoption resource authority: link.

  • Indian Embassy in Madrid: link.

  • World Weather Information Service: link.

  • Hindu festivities: link.

 

ADDRESSES OF INTEREST:

EMBASSY IN NEW DELHI:

Chancery:

Address:

12, Prithviraj Road

Tel:

0091 11 41293000

Fax:

0091 11 41 29 3020

Email:

embespin@mail.mae.es

CENTRAL ADOPTION RESOURCE AUTHORITY:

Ministry of Women & Child Development West Block 8, Wing 2. 2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi 110066 (India)