Facts

Building Community | Restoring Hope

NATIONAL FACTS


Largest Democracy in the world.
1.339 Billion People live there.
1/3 the size of the United States.
India has more than 300 languages.
The Official Language is Hindi.
Life Expectancy is 68.8 Years in 2017.
World’s largest producer of tea.
The literacy rate is 71.2%
Sex ratio is 1.12 males to 1 female
Agricultural land: 60.5%
Chess was invented in India.
Snakes and Ladders 13th Century
 Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem.
The mango is India’s national fruit.
The Peacock is its national bird.
Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World

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POVERTY FACTS


India has one-third of the world’s poor.
37 percent of India is extremely poor.
21% of India’s population suffers from hunger.
40% of students drop out by secondary school.
India has the highest rate of child marriage.
 5% of India’s population made enough to pay taxes.
41.6% of the population lives below $1.25 a day.
75.6% of the population lives on less than $2 US/day.
Modern day slavery is a huge problem in India.

In India alone, 40 million children lack education, health and opportunities. 22 million children are child laborers, and twenty percent of children between the ages of six and fourteen have no access to primary education.

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RELIGIOUS FACTS

 
79.8% of the population is Hindu.
14.2% adhere to Islam. 190 Million.
2.3% identify as Christian. 31 Million.
1.7% identify as Sikh. 23 Million.
0.7% identify as Buddhist. 9 Million.
0.37% identified as Jain. 4 Million.
India has over 300,000 mosques.
India has 2 Million Hindu Temples.
The Apostle Thomas was martyred in India.
25% of the world’s ethnicities live in India.
90% of them are unreached (UPG).
52% of the world’s unreached live in India alone!

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Reaching the Unreached
by Reality Santa Barbara

Pastor Chris Lazo of Reality Santa Barbara explains the opportunity before the Church for engaging unreached people groups and what we can all do about it. This was not produced by Hope Ascending but it’s a great video so we share it with you.