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Country Snaphot | India
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Name: Republic of India or Bharat

Date of Independence: 15 August 1947 (from UK)

Date of Admission to the United Nations: 30 October 1945 (founding member)

Geographical Size: 3.3 million sq. km (with and frontier of about 15,200 km and coastline of 7,516.6 km)

Population: 1.35 billion (2019 unofficial)

Demographic Information:

Religious mix (2011 est.):

 Hindu 79.80%

 Muslim 14.23%

 Christian 2.30%

 Sikh 1.72%

 Buddhism 0.70%

 Jainism 0.37%

 Other and unspecified 0.90%

Form of Government:

Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a Parliamentar…

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“Country Snaphot | India”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_3038>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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