Flag of India

Flag of India

The flag of India consists of three horizontal stripes - saffron orange, white, and green. The symbolism of colors is as follows: orange represents Hinduism, courage and sacrifice, green faith and Islam, and white symbolizes commitment to peaceful coexistence of both religions. In the center of the white stripe, a motif of blue sun with torches - an ancient symbol of Brahmanism and god Vishnu, is placed. This motif has appeared in the 3rd century BC., but it has not appeared on the flag until 1947, when India gained independence from Britain, and when the former colony was divided into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. The symbol of wheel replaced Gandhi spinning wheel, which symbolized India's economic self-sufficiency.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka 152,518,015 143,998 km2
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Thimphu 745,200 47,000 km2
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Naypyidaw 53,259,000 676,578 km2
Flag of Nepal Nepal Kathmandu 26,494,504 147,181 km2
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Islamabad 185,914,000 796,095 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People's Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2

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Main information

Country
India
Capital city
New Delhi
Population
1,241,610,000 (2014)
Total area
3,287,260 km2
Formation
15. 8. 1947
Highest point
Kangchenjunga (8,586 m)
GDP
$ 3,843 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
indian rupee (INR)
Code
IN (IND)
Calling code
+91
Internet TLD
.in

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Indie (Dillí)
English
India (New Delhi)
German
Indien (Neu-Delhi)
French
Inde (New Delhi)
Italian
India (Nuova Delhi)
Spanish
India (Nueva Delhi)
Russian
Индия (Нью-Дели)
Slovak
India (Naí Dillí (New Delhi))
Polish
Indie (New Delhi)
Portuguese
Índia (Nova Délhi)
Chinese
印度 (新德里)
Japanese
インド (ニューデリー)
Turkish
Hindistan (Yeni Delhi)
Norwegian
India (New Delhi)
Swedish
Indien (New Delhi)
Hungarian
India (New Delhi)
Dutch
India (New Delhi)
Danish
Indien (New Delhi)
Finnish
Intia (New Delhi)
Hebrew
הודו (ניו דלהי)

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