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    How did India get its name
    The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu
    Native official name of India, Bharat, is derived from the name of the legendary emperor Bharata, who is believed to be the ancestor of all Indians
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    Richest country
    India was the richest country until 16th century. It was the largest producer of diamonds and other precious stones. Thousands of temples contained tons of gold and precious stones. Muslim invanders, East India Company and British shipped out the riches of India for their gain. Notorious temple raider, Muhamud of Ghazni, took 800 camel loads of gold and precious stones from just one temple - Somnath Temple - in Gujarat
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    Wettest place
    Mawsynram, a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, is the wettest place on earth, having the highest average annual rainfall (11,872 mm or 467.4 in) in the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Mawsynram received 26,000 millimetres (1,000 in) of rainfall in 1985.
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