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General

Expanse

India
EU
Germany

3.287.263 sqkm
2.400.000 sqkm
357.000 sqkm

Distance :
North-South
East-West


3.214 km
2.933 km

Population

India
EU
Germany

1 Billion (2000)
340.000.000
79.500.000

   

Coastline

over 7.516 km (total)
almost twice the distance from the Eastcoast to the Westcoast of USA

Population density

India
China
Belgium
England
Germany

267
567
327
366
224

minimum Population density is in Arunachal Pradesh (10)

(Inhabitants per sqkm)

   

International Borders

15.200 km
Neighbouring Countries : Afghanistan , Pakistan,China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh

Flight duration from Germany

hrs

Delhi
Bambay
Madras
Goa

7,5
7,5
9,5
 10

   

Non-Stop-Flights

Lufthansa
Delta
Air India
(only from Paris and London)
LTU Charter

 
 

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Infrastructure

State Airlines

  • Air India

  • Indian Airlines

Domestic Airlines

  • Jet Airways

  • Jagson Airlines
  • Sahara
  • India Airlines
   

Hotels

  • 61.500 Hotelrooms in 1083 Hotels

Category
*** - Hotels
**** - Hotels
***** - Hotels
***** - Deluxe Hotels

Hotels
150
58
53
37
Rooms
7.964
4.052
6.952
9.366
  • Approved new Hotelprojects :
    35.452 Hotelrooms in 603 Hotels
  • Expected demand till 2000 :
    c. 37.000 additional Hotzelrooms

International Hotel chains

  • The Taj Group of Hotels

  • Oberoi Hotels International
  • Welcomgroup Sheraton
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hilton International
  • Ramada International Hotels & Resorts
  • Radisson SAS Hotels Worldwide

  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Choice Hotels International/Quality Inns
  • Park Plaza International Group of Hotels

   

Railways

Railway network total
Electric Trains

62.700 km
11.800 km

Express-Trains

  • Rajdhani Express
    From Delhi to Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Bubhaneshwar, Madras

  • Taj Express
    From Delhi to Agra
  • Pink City Express
    From Delhi to Jaipur
  • Shatabdi Express : (Travel duration)
    From Delhi to Agra (2), Bhopal (7,45), Lucknow (6,25), Kalka (3,45), Amritsar (6,15), Chandigarh (2,50), Ajmer (9,15), Dehradun (5,45), Gwalior, Jhansi
    From Madras to Mysore (7,15)
    From Bombay to Ahmedabad (6,45)
   
 

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Nature

Mountains

  • Himalaya 2400 km long between 240 and 320 km wide
    Kanchenjunga (8534 m)

  • Aravalli Ranges (Rajasthan)
    Mount Abu (1219 m)
  • Eastern Ghats (Height ca 610m)
  • Western Ghats (Height 915- 1220m, some Mountains upto 2440m)

Flora

  • 45.000 different Species

  • 15.000 Vascular Flora about 35% endemic

 

Rivers

Total Length
Ganges
Brahmaputra


2.510 km
2.900 km

   

Forests

  • 770.100 qkm

  • about 23,4 % of total area

Deserts

  • 200.000 qkm

  • about 1/3 cultivable
   

Wildlife Reserves

  • 80 Nationalparks

  • 441 Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • about 23 Tigerreserves (Project Tiger)
    c. 40.000 Tigerpopulation end of 19. Century
    c. 2.000 in the 70's
    c. 6.000 today
    consists 60 % of the worldwide tigerpopulation

Fauna

  • 65.000 different Species :
    Fishes : 2.500
    Amphibians : 150
    Reptiles : 350
    Birds : 2.100
    Mammals : 350
  • Special : Tiger, Asian Lion, Elephant, Four horn antilope (Choushinha), One horn Rhinoceros, three different Leopard (snow Leopard), black an brown Bear, Yak, Tapir, Moschusdeer, Sibirischer Kranich, Indian Wild ass, Indian Bison (Gaur), Indian Buffalol (Nigail), largest Red wild population of the world (8 different Species), Crocodiles, among it the Gangesgharial, found only in India
   
 

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Social

Politics

Religions in %

Hindus
Muslims
Christians
Sikhs
Buddhists
Jains
Others

82,6
11,4
2,4
2,0
0,7
0,5
0,4

   

Languages

  • 16 regional languages

  • Official language are Hindi and English

History

5000 Years of History 2300 Years Cultural exchange with Europe 50 Years of independece 15. August 1997

In addition to the british social and cultural influence, the portuguiese and the french have also left their hallmark in Goa and Pondicherry.
It is said that the apostal Thomas missioned in Kerala around 48 A.D.

   
   
   
 

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  Information provided by Department of Tourism. Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Government of India.

 

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