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An Interesting Look at India and Its Population

The Economist viewed India through an interesting lens - how do it's states compare to other countries in the world?

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It's interesting to see how the math of India in terms of growth, resources etc. works.  The Economist had a really interesting idea of looking at how India's states compare to country's around the world.  Their example follows:

How big is Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state? One way of answering the question is to take its total area: 95,000 square miles (246,000 sq km). Another way is to think of it as a country. If Uttar Pradesh were to declare independence, it would be the world's fifth most populous country ( it has about the same number of residents as Brazil). Yet its economy would only be the size of Qatar, a tiny oil-rich state of fewer than 2m people making it poor on a per person basis. Despite India's two decades of rapid growth, Uttar Pradesh's GDP per head is close to that of Kenya. Country equivalents for India's states and territories in terms of GDP, GDP per person and population.


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