Ten fun facts about India

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Fact 1
India does not have a national language. The official languages used though are Hindi and English. There is 17 major languages used in the regions and 844 dialects.

Fact 2
India was one of the richest countries on earth until the British invasion in the early 17th century. India is still a very rich country though and the World Bank ranks India as the country with the tenth highest gross domestic product (GDP).

Fact 3
The most commonly used number system is the Hindu–Arabic numeral system which was invented in India and the Indian scientist Brahmagupta was the person who invented the digit zero.

Fact 4
Chess was invented in India and during the last few years chess has grown in popularity in India, primary due to the former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand.

Fact 5
India is the 6th largest country in the world, the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilization.

Fact 6
India has the most number of mosques. It has 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.

Fact 7
India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products.

Fact 8
Before 1986, India was the only place in the world where Diamonds could be found.

Fact 9
The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian railways employing over a million people.

Fact 10
India has the most number of post offices in the world.

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Short about India
A country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country.

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CIA The World Factbook