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Capital:New Delhi
Area:3,287,590 km²
Population:1,095,351,995 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):English, Hindi (national language), 14 official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Sanskrit.
Religion(s):Hindu - 80.5%, Muslim - 13.4%, Christian - 2.3%, Sikh - 1.9%, others - 1.8%, unspecified - 0.1%.
Ethnic Group(s):Indo-Aryan - 72%, Dravidian - 25%, Mongoloid and others - 3%.