As of 2014, approximately 545 million people speak Hindi in India. Roughly, 425 million of them speak Hindi as a first language, and 120 million speak it as a second language.
Hindi and English are the official languages of India. However, most people in India speak Hindi as a first language. Nearly 125 million people in India speak English as well as Hindi.
Hindi is the primary language of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand and other Indian states. Other Indian languages include Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu. Outside of India, Hindi is spoken in Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Nepal.Learn More
The Maldives is located 300 miles southwest of India's coast. The island nation consists of more than 1,100 coral islands, 200 of which are inhabited, and there are 80 islands without tourist accommodations. The island of Sri Lanka is also located south of India to the east.Full Answer >
The highest mountain in India is Kanchenjunga, which rises to 28,169 feet. Its name is of Tibetan origin and literally means "Five Treasuries of the Great Snow." The mountain's five summits include Kangbachen, South Kangchenjunga, West Kangchenjunga, Central Kangchenjunga and Main Kangchenjunga.Full Answer >
India has 1,847,454 square miles of land area, which doesn't include area beneath inland rivers and lakes. India has a population of 1.2 billion people, as of 2014.Full Answer >
Geography affects and has affected the Indian subcontinent physically, politically, religiously and culturally. On land, geography affected migration routes and languages. Historically, the sea has played an important role in trade and contact with the outside world.Full Answer >