Officially known as the Republic of India, India is the seventh largest country of the world and also the second most populated country. It is also the largest democracy of the world. These are some things that everybody knows about India. But there are more interesting facts about India that you probably didn’t know. Well, here are some to enlighten you.
#1. India was an Island Once
That’s a different thing that this was true about 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs used to exist, but it is true, that’s what matters. Then about 50 million years ago the Indian continental plate collided with that of Asia’s thus forming Himalayas.
Bonus Fact: the plate still continues to move northward being the reason of Mount Everest’s growing height every year.
#2. A Fact about the National Capital Territory of Delhi
That is the official name of Delhi by the way- National Capital Territory of Delhi; and it is the second largest megacity of the world. Surprisingly, India has three megacities, outnumbering China by one.