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|India is about 1/3 the size of the US. Its population in 2006 was around 1.1 billion. The state of Uttar Pradesh, with some 170 million people in 2006, included 8% of the world’s poor. If it were a separate country it would be the 6th most populous in the world.
(SSFC, 10/9/05, Par p.27)(Econ, 6/3/06, p.13)
India has 28 states (2002): Andrha Pradesh (Hyderabad), Assam, Bihar (Patna), Delhi, Gujarat (Gandhinagar), Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka (Bangalore), Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra (Mumbai), Manipur (Imphal), Meghalaya (Shillong), Mizoram, Orissa, Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim (Gangtok), Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow), Uttaranchal, West Bengal (Kolkata).
(WSJ, 8/8/95, p. A11)(SFC, 11/26/98, p.B3)(SFC, 2/25/02, p.A7)
Medieval India: 1026-1756 http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/index.html