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India Background | Economy & Demographics

GEOGRAPHY

Land Area 3.1 million sq. km. / 1.2 million sq. mi. (World’s seventh largest nation, about one-third the size of the US)


POPULATION

Total population 1.252 Billion

Rural population as percent of total population 68 percent

Population below the poverty line2 29.8 percent (2010 estimate)

Population by Age2 0-14 years 28.5%

15-24 years 18.1%

25-54 years 40.6%

55-64 years 7%

65 years and over 5.7%

Median Age2 (2014 estimate) 27 (Brazil 30.7, China 36.7, US 37.6, Russia 38.7, UK 40.4)


ECONOMY

GDP US$ 1.9 Trillion (about equal to Canada)

GDP Rate of Growth 5 percent

GDP Per Capita US$ 1,499 (Around the same as Yemen)

Foreign Direct Investment (2012) US$ 24 Billion (China US$ 295.6 Billion, Brazil US$ 76.1, Russian US$ 50.6)

Ease of Doing Business 134 (on a scale of 1 to 189, 1 being the most business friendly)

Total Internet Users 213 million (141 urban/72 rural)1

Internet users per 100 people 15.1 (China, 45.8; Brazil, 51.6; Russia 61.4)

Mobile subscriptions per 100 people 71 (China 89, Brazil 135, Russia 153)


Figures from the World Bank and for 2013 unless otherwise noted

1Internet and Mobile Association of India

2CIA World Fact Book 2014 estimate