Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 Census of India cover!

Many thanks to Ratnadeep Mondal for this wonderful cover posted from Bengal, India!

On 8th Feb 2011, India Post issued a commemorative stamp to mark the 2011 Census of India (bottom stamp).

Census 2011 covered 35 States/Union Territories, 640 districts, 5,924 sub-districts, 7,935 Towns and 6,40,867 Villages. There is an increase of 47 Districts, 461 Sub Districts, 2774 Towns (242 Statutory and 2532 Census Towns) and 2279 Villages in Census 2011 as compared to Census 2001.

The demographics of India are inclusive of the second most populous country in the world, with over 1.21 billion people, more than a sixth of the world's population. Already containing 17.5% of the world's population, india is projected to be the world's most populous country by 2025, surpassing China, its population exceeding 1.6 billion people by 2050. Its population growth rate is 1.41%, ranking 93rd in the world.

The four se-tenant stamps belong to the "Traditional Indian Textiles" series, which I had blogged before in my previous post.

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