India is one of the larger countries in the world (7th largest to be exact), but most of us don’t know much about it. We really should though as the country has a very interesting history and noteworthy facts. We think that you will be surprised with a few of these, so here are some fact highlights:
India has never invaded a single country in its entire history. There aren’t too many large countries who can make the same claim. We think that this is pretty special.
Obesity never used to be much of an issue in India, however, since westernized foods have become more obtainable the weight issues have increased and so has the amount of health issues.
The Home Of Chess
A long long time ago chess was invented and India is where it was created. Its origins date back to the 6th century AD.
An interesting fact is that India has the most amount of post offices in the world, greater than any other country.
Believe it or not, but the world’s first University was established in India. Established in 700BC, this University offered 60 subjects and attracted students from all over the world. This is a very impressive feat!
India is a large miner of diamonds and up until 1896, it was the only diamond miner in the world.
Yoga first originated in India. Yoga has now been in existence for approximately 5,000 years!