Ten fun facts about India
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.
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).
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.
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.
India is the 6th largest country in the world, the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilization.
India has the most number of mosques. It has 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.
India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products.
Before 1986, India was the only place in the world where Diamonds could be found.
The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian railways employing over a million people.
India has the most number of post offices in the world.
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