Raj from India sent me this great map postcard of his country. India is the 7th largest country in the world and is located in South Asia. With a population of 1.2 billion, it has the second largest population of any country, after China. That means that this lone country has more people than my entire continent of Africa. With a land size of 3 287 590 square kilometers, it is about 2.7 times the size of my native South Africa with a population equal to about 24 times that. WOW, that’s a lot of people. That is also to say that about 1 in every 6 people in the world are from India. The name of the country, like the Hindu faith, is derived from the Indus river, located in the country. With the 3rd largest GDP (PPP) in the world, India has come a long way over the years, ending behind the USA and China. India is also a model country for the outsourcing of non-essential business services, particularly in the ICT sector. It is certainly a rising giant on the world stage and I’d love to see where India ends up, once it’s a developed nation. Thank you Raj!

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