Updated at 2023-06-15
The Nehru jacket is named after India's independence movement leader, Jawaharlal Nehru. However, this hip-length jacket was not invented by Nehru himself but was a traditional garment worn by Indian nobility. Nevertheless, Nehru's fondness for it earned it immense popularity to this day, particularly in South Asia. The Nehru jacket resembles a suit jacket with a standing collar instead of a folded collar commonly seen on suit jackets.
Flag: the flag has four colors: orange, green, white, and blue. In the center is a blue Ashoka Chakra with 24 spokes.
National day: Jan. 26
Languages: India is a multiethnic and multilingual country. There are 122 languages spoken by 10,000 or more people. The official languages are Hindi and English. States are allowed to choose their own official languages. There are 22 official languages listed in the Indian constitution, with Hindi and English as the primary languages. Official and legal documents are mainly in these two languages.
Capital: New Delhi
Area: the distance from north to south is 3,214 kilometers and the distance from east to west is 2,933 kilometers. The total area is 3,287,000 square kilometers, making India the world’s seventh largest country.
Population: India has the world’s second largest population. At the end of 2022, the population was 1.4170 billion, accounting for about 17.5 percent of the world population. The Indian government has continued promoting education in recent years, and the primary school enrollment rate has reached 98 percent.
Currency: Indian rupee
Government: India is a republic. It comprises 28 states and nine union territories.
Government system: federal cabinet system. The cabinet is responsible for government affairs. The president is the nominal head of state and elected for a five-year term by an electoral college consisting of members of both houses of parliament and members of the legislative assemblies of the states. The vice president is elected in the same way and for the same recreational places of time.