The Indian flag uses a traditional tricolor flag design, something that is very popular among European nations. The three colors are aligned as horizontal stripes of saffron (orange), white and green. The three colors on the Indian flag each have their own individual meanings. Saffron stands for courage and sacrifice, white symbolizes truth and purity, green represents prosperity and life. The center of the flag is occupied by the Ashoka Chakra, which is a blue wheel with 24 spokes. The Indian flag was officially adopted on July 22, 1947.
India is the second most populated country in the world with over 1.2 billion residents – only China has a larger population. Their largest city is Mumbai, which is one of the most populated cities in the entire world. India is also the seventh largest country by land area. India is viewed as a religious nation, mostly because four religions have originated there – the most famous religion being Buddhism. The economy of India is considered to be newly industrialized and is the 7th largest economy in the entire world based on GDP. India also has one of the largest standing armies in the world.
Landmarks & Historical Places
The Taj Mahal is a marble mausoleum located in the city of Agra. The Taj Mahal was constructed in 1653 and serves as the house for the tomb of emperor Shan Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Qutub Minar is a famous minaret that is surrounded by ancient medieval monuments. A minaret is a tall, skinny tower that is typically used as a place for prayer.