Population * 1.17 billion
*Government -Federal republic.
nATURALrESOURCES • Natural resources: • Coal • Iron ore • Manganese • Mica • Chromite • Thorium • Limestone • Titanium ore • Diamonds
Holiday’s Good Friday: April 6, 2012 *Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
Festivals • Diwali : is a five day festival that represents the start of the Hindu New Year. It's known as the "Festival of Lights" for all the fireworks, small clay lamps, and candles that are lit during the celebrations. These lights are said to represent the victory of good over evil, and brightness over darkness.
Religion • *Hinduism and *Buddhism, in India, religion is considered to be extremely important. Of the two religions, Hinduism is infinitely more popular, with an incredible 82 percent of the population practicing it.
Major Industry *Textiles ;Cotton, Jute, Silk, Wool *Chemicals *Food Processing *Steel *Cement *Mining *Software