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India, with a population of over 1.2 billion people, is the the second-most populous country in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal.The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise, although as of 2018, coins of denomination 25 paise and less are no longer legal tender. The rupee is named after the silver coin, rupiya, first issued by in the 1500s. Ancient India was one of the earliest issuers of coins in the world.
India became one of the fastest-growing major economies and is considered a newly industrialised country due to the economic reforms which began in 1991. In 2017, the Indian economy was the world's sixth largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Despite this, India continues to face huge challenges such as poverty, corruption and malnutrition.
India has the largest postal network in the world (with over 1,55,015 post offices). A single post office on average serves a population of 7,175 people. If you are travelling to India look out for the famous floating post office!
Shampoo was invented in India with herbs. The word shampoo came from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
The Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Indian Rupee is INR.