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11 Facts About The Population Of India That Will Fuck Your Mind Up

That's a looooooot of people, people.

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1. India and Pakistan have a similar number of Muslim residents, but India's Muslim population accounts for only 14% of the nation, compared to Pakistan's 97%.

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2. The red patch on this map has around the same population as the regions in blue.

The red patch covers Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, as well as Bangladesh.
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The red patch covers Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, as well as Bangladesh.

3. Mumbai's local trains have a daily ridership of 7.58 million. That's larger than the population of many countries, including New Zealand and Bulgaria.

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4. The population of Uttar Pradesh ALONE is more or less the same as that of the entire nation of Brazil.

As of 2013, the population of Uttar Pradesh stood at 204.2 million, compared to Brazil's 200.4 million.
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As of 2013, the population of Uttar Pradesh stood at 204.2 million, compared to

Brazil's 200.4 million.

5. In 2011, India's student population stood at around 315 million, which is TWICE the entire population of Russia.

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6. There are more English speakers in India, than there are people in the whole of the United Kingdom.

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7. In the 2013 Kumbh Mela, around 120 million devotees attended the event over two months. That's about the same population as Mexico.

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8. From 1901 to 2001, India's total population increased by a whopping 332%, from 238 million to 1.028 billion.

9. Over 65 million Indians are living in slums. That's almost the same population as the country of Thailand (67.01 million).

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10. While the average population density of India is 382 people per square kilometre, Bihar's figures stand at a mindboggling 1,102 people per sq. km.

11. And between 2001 and 2011, India's population growth was even more than Pakistan's entire population.

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