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India is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,671 mi). The name India is derived from Indus, which is derived from the Old Persian word Hindu, from Sanskrit Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River. India's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert, both of which drive the monsoons.[82] The Himalayas prevent cold Central Asian katabatic winds from blowing in, keeping the bulk of the Indian subcontinent warmer than most locations at similar latitudes. The Thar Desert plays a crucial role in attracting the moisture-laden southwest summer monsoon winds that, between June and October, provide the majority of India's rainfall. India has Asias biggest and the world's fourth biggest, railway system with 63,220 km of track.

Joined Commonwealth
Capital City
New Delhi
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Country motto
''"Satyameva Jayate"'', "Truth Alone Triumphs"
1269346 square miles.
Population density
Based on figures from 2008.
329 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 33)
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2007
$3.319 Trillion (World ranking:6)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.619 (World ranking:128)
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Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Project Sefton Youth Service- India
9 years 31 weeks ago

This is a new exchange. the theme of the exchange will be discussing cultural differences. They will examine and research different perceptions of young people in the media in the two different countries.

Project Ousedale School- India
9 years 31 weeks ago

This is a long-standing link. They will continue the theme of "cultural exchange", particularly considering vulnerable children. Encouraging young people from India and the UK to work together to be able to organise themselves and communicate. Programme will include homestays.

Project The Rushey Mead Foundation
9 years 43 weeks ago

The theme of this exchange is " LINKING, LEARNING N' LIVING"
Linking = The Rushey Mead school (leicester) and the Rushey Mead school (Nagor), helping raise funds for the school in India after the 2001 earthquake. This helped create bonds between the two communities.
Learning = Young people take upon themselves to learn as much as they can in order to make a difference. From their personal experience it lead to global developments.
Livinig it = living a life changing experience and engaging directly at grassroot with people who have very little material resources.

Project YETI - India
10 years 4 weeks ago

The theme of this exchange is "Citizens through the Arts - Dance, Music and Drama"
This exchange focuses around the 8 key concepts from "Developing the global dimension in the school curriculum" ;Global Citizenship; Conflict Resolution; Social Justice; Values and Perceptions; Sustainable Development; Interdependence; Human Rights; Diversity.

Project Grey Lodge Settlement
10 years 6 weeks ago

The theme of this new exchange will be 'Youth Volunteering' and give participants an opportunity to explore various types of volunteering in each other's communities. The aim being to increase young people's confidence, understanding and personal development. The exchange will include some homestays.