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Capital: New Delhi
Size: 3,287,000 km²
Population: approx. 1.027 billion
Religions: 80.5% Hinduism, 13.4% Islam, 2.3% Christian, Sikhismus (approx. 1.8%) and Buddhism, Jainism, Parsi and others
Languages: Hindu and English as the official languages, 21 other recognized languages
Education: 68% of the population can read and write
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Economy: Although the elite is growing, many Indians must still survive on one dollar a day.
Special challenges: Natural catastrophes constantly set back the country. The monsoon causes the harvests to fluctuate sharply.