India is the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. The Indian economy is the world's seventh-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity. India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies. India is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories. India is a pluralistic, multilingual, and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
The Republic of India has 22 officially recognized languages. English is used extensively in business and administration and has the status of a "subsidiary official language"; it is important in education, especially as a medium of higher education.
India is rich in culture,tradition and heritage buildings, temples, forts and palaces. The Famous Indian Monuments The Taj Mahal, Old Goa Churches, Qutab minar, Charminar, Red fort and Jantar mantar are the few most visited Heritage Sites in India.
The Indian film industry produces the world's most-watched cinema. Established regional cinematic traditions exist in the Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, and Telugu languages. South Indian cinema attracts more than 75% of national film revenue.
Kabaddi, an indigenous sport is popular in rural India. Several games originated in India including Chess, Snooker and other regional games. India has won medals in Badminton, Kabaddi, Hockey and many other sports and disciplines. Till today, Cricket is the most played sport followed by Badminton and Football.