The Republic of India is a country in South Asia which comprises most of the Indian subcontinent. India has a coastline which stretches for over seven thousand kilometres, and shares its borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan on the northwest, the People's Republic of China, Nepal, and Bhutan on the north, and Bangladesh and Myanmar on the east.
Area: 3,287,590 sq km
Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Terrain: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north
Population: 1,080,264,388 (July 2005 est.)
Religion: Hindu 81.3%, Muslim 12%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi 2.5% (2000)
Languages: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there
Community NameIndian Cultural Society of Tasmania
Size of Community in Tasmania
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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The stone from the Indian Community was presented by Mrs Keta Market, president of the Indian Cultural Society on 26th of January 1993 to commemorate the gaining of independence on 26th January 1947. The stone is white carrara marble with a polished face. At the top-left of the gold filled engraved design is the Charkros, a symbol for peace, prosperity and progress. Alongside the Chakros is the inscription in Hindi and then below in English including the date of presentation.