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India

Capital :New Delhi

Land Area : 3,287,590 sq km

Head of Government : Prime Minister The Hon Manmohan Singh (May 2004)

Population :1,080,264,388 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit

Major Religion(s) : Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)

Date of Joining : 1947

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