Capital of India: New Delhi
Population (Estimated July 2012): 1,205,073,612
Area: 3,166,414 km2 or 1,222,559 mi2
Currency: Indian Rupee (Re, Plural Rs)
Official Language: Hindi and English
Political Information: Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 80.5% of the population are Hindu, 13.4% are Muslim, 2.3% are Christian, 1.9% are Sikh 1.9% have other or unspecified religious beliefs)
Highest Mountain: Anamudi 2,695m or 8,842ft
Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +5:30
Counties/Provinces/States: 28 states and 7 union territories*; Andaman and Nicobar Islands*, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh*, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli*, Daman and Diu*, Delhi*, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep*, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry*, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
Leaders: President Ram Nath KOVIND (since 25 July 2017); Vice President M. Venkaiah NAIDU (since 11 August 2017) and Prime Minister Narendra MODI (since 26 May 2014).
Additional: Gained independence from the UK on the 15th of August 1947.
Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.