General information over India

The country India lies in the south of Asia and becomes from the natural borders of the Indian ocean in the west, the Bay of Bengal is limited in the east and the Himalayas in the north. With a surface of more than 3 million km ² India is nearly 10 times bigger than Germany and with a population from over a milliard inhabitants it belongs to the countries richest in population of the whole world. Three biggest towns of India are Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. The real capital of India is New Delhi and forms with the former capital of Delhi a conurbation. The current currency is the Indian Rupie.

India is such a varied country like no other; partly this is caused by the ancient history and tradition of the country (above all architecture and painting), is caused partly, however, also by the fact that India is a multinational state. In India many different sections of the population and with them numerous different cultures and religions bang on each other what stamps the country unambiguously., Among the rest, sensibly this also comes along in the linguistic variety of India. Two best of all accepted official language are a Hindi and English, however, there are approx. another 20 other official language which are accepted in different areas and districts of India.

Not only the population, but also the country India is very varied from its scenery and flora and fauna here. There are wild areas (Thar in the north-east), there are the level levels of the Dekkan plateau, but also there are the fertile and tropical-green areas around the rivers (above all in the Ganges in the north) and the mountain regions of the Vindhyas-mountains and the runners of the Himalayas. Hence, according to area the climate is also different; though primarily there rules semitropical climate, however, it is also possible for tropical and maritime as well as very dry climate (desert Thar). Nevertheless, caused by the different topography and the accordingly different climate India falls victim over and over again natural disasters; the most frequent ones are floods during the monsoon months and dryness in the hot seasons as well as Tsunamis, cyclones and earthquakes.

India is understood at the moment very much in the impetus and above all famously for the oriental dance and music forms which have found an audience meanwhile also in the film industry (Bollywood). Another for India typical characteristic feature is the traditional health medicine with yoga and Ayurveda which wins in the European countries more and more in popularity.