Incredible India Indian Geography By Renee and Gabrielle
Our questions!! 1.What are some kinds of animals in India? 2. What is the population of India? 3. What are some kinds of plants in India?
Indian Plants ‘ In northern India, people ate mainly wheat, baked into flat bread and cooked into porridge. But in southern India, people mainly ate rice. So those were the two main things that people grew. Many different kinds of plants also grew wild. There were bananas, mangoes, and pomegranates. India was also known for its spices, especially cinnamon. And tea also grew in India. Called The Queen of Fruit, the mango features prominently in the symbolism of India and Tibet. It is an offering suitable for the gods. Mandira blossoms are flowers characteristically offered to deities, perhaps jasmine. The Udumbara is a mysterious flower that blooms but once every three thousand years. It is used in Buddhist writings to stress the rare preciousness of an event or occasion.’
Indian Peafowl 1.The male Indian Peafowl, commonly known as the peacock, is one of the most recognizable birds in the world. These large, brightly colored birds have a recognizable crest and an unmistakable pretty train. The train (1.4-1.6 meters in length) accounts for more than 60% of their total body length (2.3 meters). Combined with a large wingspan (1.4-1.6 meters), this train makes the male peafowl one of the largest flying birds in the world. The train is formed by 100-150 highly specialized upper tail-coverts. Each of these feathers sports a blue-green eye-spot, and has long disintegrated barbs, giving the feathers a loose, fluffy appearance. When displaying to a female, the peacock erects this train into a spectacular fan, showing off the eye spots to their best advantage.
Bengal Tiger Bengal tigers are also called Indian tigers, they are the most numerous in population than any other tiger subspecies. They were killed for sport carried out by Indian and British kings and queens. These cats’ number declined at a fast rate. They are one of the only two species of cats that like water. At full running speed they reach speed of up to 60 kilometers per hour. They do not have great stamina. The average Bengal tiger sleeps between 16 to 18 hours.
Indian Leopards Leopards have an elongate and muscular body. Their paws are broad and their ears are short. In tropical areas their coats tend to be shorter and sleeker, whereas in colder climates their fur is longer and denser. The coloration varies from the color of straw to grayish to even chestnut. The backs of the ears are black except for a spot either located centrally or near the tips. These appear to other animals as eyes. The throat, chest, belly, and the insides of the limbs are white. The rest of the head, throat, chest, and limbs all have small black spots. The belly has larger black spots, almost like blotches. Region and habitat have an affect on the appearance of P. pardus. Bed time!
India: The Land India consists geographically of the entire Indian Peninsula and parts of the Asian mainland. The length of India from north to south is about 3,050 km (about 1,900 mi); from east to west it is about 2,950 km (about 1,830 mi). India also has two island chains, each forming its own union territory. The Andaman and Nicobar island chain lies east of the mainland between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Its southernmost island is only about 200 km (about 120 mi) from the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Lakshadweep island group is located off India’s southwest coast. Excluding the portions of Jammu and Kashmîr claimed by India but occupied by Pakistan or China, India has an area of 3,165,596 sq km (1,222,243 sq mi). India’s land frontier—the length of its border with other countries—measures more than 15,200 km (about 9,400 mi). It also has 7,600 km (4,700 mi) of coastline, including the island territories, or about 5,600 km (about 3,500 mi) of coastline without the islands.AndamanNicobar Lakshadweep
India population ‘The population in India as at 0:00 hours on 1st March 2001 stood at 1,027,015,247 persons. With this, India became only the second country in the world after China to cross the one billion mark. India's population rose by 21.34 % between 1991 - 2001. The sex ratio (i.e., number of females per thousand males) of population was 933, rising from 927 as at the 1991 Census. Total literacy rate in India was returned as 65.38%. Persons 1,027,015,247 Males 531,277,078 Females 495,738,169’