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  • Capital city: Delhi
  • Population: 1,236,344,631 (est. 2014)
  • Size of country: 3,287,263 sq km
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Power supply: 220v/240v
  • Sockets: two pin sockets or Indian three-round pin variety
  • Language: Hindi is promoted as the national language and is spoken throughout the northern states. In the south, Tamil is spoken by 65 million people.
  • Time difference: GMT +5.5 hours
  • Visas: British nationals are required to obtain a visa in advance of travel to India.
  • Religion: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1%
  • Popular dishes: The regional nature of Indian cuisine makes it impossible to define a national dish but spices are the essential ingredient throughout the country.
  • Popular drinks: Chai (tea) is the staple drink of India.
  • Did you know: Indian railways carries over 20 million passengers daily and employs almost 1.5 million people.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice
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