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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, yet it is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of 1.252 billion. India is the seventh largest country in the world, at 1.27 million square miles.
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The British Raj, or British rule, lasted from 1858 to 1947 (although they had a strong presence in India since the 1700s). British influence is still seen in Indian architecture, education system, transportation, and politics. Many of India's worst famines are associated with British rule in India.
Indians made significant contributions to calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. The decimal system was invented in India in 100 B.C. The concept of zero as a number is also attributed to India.