Post #2: Background Information

India is one of the most populated countries in the world. It is home to 1.3 billion people. The Ganges plain, in eastern and north India, is considered on of the most populated areas in the world. It is home to over 900 million people. The countries capital is New Delhi and is home to 26 million people. Mumbai is another major city in India, also home to millions of people. It´s said that Mumbai is popular for its bazaars and and fast food and snacks such as Bhel Puri, Paav Bhaji, etc. There is also a very popular beach and is one of the oldest in Mumbai. India has 16 official languages. But Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi are spoken by the majority of people. Now here are some poverty statistics: 25% poverty rate in rural areas, and 14% poverty rate in urban areas, 270,000,000 Indians are poor. And now for disease statistics: India has an estimated 22.2 million chronic COPD patients and around 35 million chronic asthma patients in 2016. 26% of all deaths occur due to cardiovascular diseases. More than 1.73 million new cancer cases are likely to be recorded each year by 2020. Now as far as religion goes, most of the population practices Hinduism while the rest of the India population practices religions like Islam, Christianity, and Buhhdism. Moving on, here’s a few significant events related to the country.  From 1914-1918, India was involved with World War I. In 1920, Mohandas Gandhi became the leader of the Indian independence movement and the Indian National Congress. And in 1946, the British government agreed to grant India independence. Fun Facts: Besides the fact that India has 16 official languages, they have 454 living other languages. And 100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans.




One thought on “Post #2: Background Information

  • March 8, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for getting this in! I don’t see your link or picture?


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