is so large, it is a country of great contrast.†
has a variety of climates.† The
northern areas of India
have hot, dry summers and cold winters. India
is known for her Monsoons.† Monsoons
are heavy downpour of rain between the months of June and September.† In some areas it rains only two inches, and
in some areas it rains more than 300 inches in a year.† The temperature is very high in many areas and
very low in a few.† Some areas
have springlike weather throughout the year.
is famous for the mountains called Himalayas.† This is the highest mountain range in the world.†
It is the only area in India
that gets snow.† India
is known for its wildlife.† Indiaís
national animal is the tiger and its national bird is the peacock.† India
is also famous for Taj-Mahal. This beautiful monument is made out
of marble.† It was made in the memory of an emperorís wife.†
Taj-Mahal is located in the city of Agra.†
There are 18 official languages
Mrs. Joshi speaks Marathi.† Hindi
is the official language of the government of India. India
has 29 states.†
is the capital of India.† The other major cities are Mumbai,
and Calcutta.† Mrs. Joshi comes from Pune.
Indian people love hot
and spicy food.† They enjoy
many different sports.† The
most popular sport is cricket.† One
pastimes is MOVIES.† They
make over 750 movies each year.
is a culturally rich country.† It
also uses modern technology.† There
are many universities that teach professions such as medicine, engineering,
accounting, and teaching.† India
has made great progress in the computer field.†
One of the biggest challenges
faces is its vast population.
It is fun learning about
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facts we learned about India.
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