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Republic of India (India)

India

Also known as: Indien (Deutsch), l'Inde (français), India (español, Italiano, latine), Indie (polski), Índia (Português), 印度 (正體中文), インド (日本語)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: New Delhi

Area: 2,973,193 km²

Population: 1,281,935,911

Patron Saints: Saint Thomas, Saint Francis Xavier, Our Lady of Assumption

Saints: 14 Saints, 12 Blesseds

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Religions: Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2%

Languages: Hindi 43.6%, Bengali 8%, Marathi 6.9%, Telugu 6.7%, Tamil 5.7%, Gujarati 4.6%, Urdu 4.2%, Kannada 3.6%, Odia 3.1%, Malayalam 2.9%, Punjabi 2.7%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.1%, other 5.6%

Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%

Motto: Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit) (Truth alone triumphs)

Neighbouring Countries: Pakistan Pakistan, ↑ China China, ↗ Nepal Nepal, ↗ Bhutan Bhutan, → Myanmar Myanmar, → Bangladesh Bangladesh, ↘ Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, ↓ Maldives Maldives


Circumscriptions (175): Titular Patriarchates (1), Major Archdioceses (2), Metr. Archdioceses (28), Dioceses (144)


Roman Rite (133): Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Ajmer, Allahabad, Alleppey, Ambikapur, Amravati, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Balasore, Bangalore, Bareilly, Baroda, Baruipur, Belgaum, Bellary, Berhampur, Bettiah, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Bombay, Bongaigaon, Buxar, Calcutta, Calicut, Chikmagalur, Chingleput, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Cuttack–Bhubaneswar, Daltonganj, Darjeeling, Delhi, Dharmapuri, Dibrugarh, Dindigul, Diphu, Dumka, East Indies, Eluru, Gandhinagar, Goa and Daman, Gulbarga, Gumla, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hazaribag, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaiguri, Jammu–Srinagar, Jamshedpur, Jashpur, Jhabua, Jhansi, Jowai, Kannur, Karwar, Khammam, Khandwa, Khunti, Kohima, Kottapuram, Kottar, Krishnagar, Kumbakonam, Kurnool, Kuzhithurai, Lucknow, Madras and Mylapore, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Miao, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Nalgonda, Nashik, Nellore, Neyyattinkara, Nongstoin, Ootacamund, Palayamkottai, Patna, Pondicherry and Cuddalore, Poona, Port Blair, Punalur, Purnea, Quilon, Raiganj, Raigarh, Raipur, Ranchi, Rayagada, Rourkela, Salem, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimoga, Simdega, Simla and Chandigarh, Sindhudurg, Sivagangai, Srikakulam, Sultanpet, Tanjore, Tezpur, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Tura, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Udupi, Varanasi, Vasai, Vellore, Verapoly, Vijayapuram, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal

Syro-Malabar Church (31): Adilabad, Belthangady, Bhadravathi, Bijnor, Chanda, Changanacherry, Ernakulam–Angamaly, Faridabad, Gorakhpur, Hosur, Idukki, Irinjalakuda, Jagdalpur, Kalyan, Kanjirapally, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Mananthavady, Mandya, Palai, Palghat, Rajkot, Ramanathapuram, Sagar, Satna, Shamshabad, Tellicherry, Thamarasserry, Thuckalay, Trichur, Ujjain

Syro-Malankar Church (11): Bathery, Marthandam, Mavelikkara, Moovatupuzha, Parassala, Pathanamthitta, Puthur, Saint Ephrem of Khadki, Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon, Tiruvalla, Trivandrum


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (3 electors/4 total): Cardinal George Alencherry (76)Alencherry (76), Cardinal Oswald Gracias (76)Gracias (76), Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (62)Thottunkal (62), Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (81)Toppo (81) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (198), Basilicas Basilicas (28), National Shrines National Shrines (4), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (7)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: India Link Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli (68)

Conference of Bishops: Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (C.C.B.I.) Link Patriarch Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (68)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (C.B.C.I.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (76)

Major Archiepiscopal Synod: Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church Link Cardinal George Alencherry (76)

Major Archiepiscopal Synod: Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church Link Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (72)


as of 2021.10.12

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