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India Independence Day (1947): August 15, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.108

From history.com, THIS DAY IN HISTORY August 15, 1947, India and Pakistan win independence:

“The Indian Independence Bill, which carves the independent nations of India and Pakistan out of the former Mogul Empire, comes into force at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. The long-awaited agreement ended 200 years of British rule and was hailed by Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi as the ‘noblest act of the British nation.’”

From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The World Factbook, India, Introduction, Background:

“By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent and India was seen as the "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence in 1947. Large-scale communal violence took place before and after the subcontinent partition into two separate states - India and Pakistan. The neighboring countries have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.”

Key Stats

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Fact Book (country reference maps).

Note: Click on the image to the right for the full World Population Clock.

Note: Click on the image above for the full page about India.

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Note: Click “Demographic Overview” on the left for other reports. There are six to choose from, including Components of Population Growth, Fertility, Mortality, Migration, and Custom Report.

Note: After you create an account, you can search for imports and exports of commodities in a specified geographic area of interest such as India. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide. USATrade® Online does not provide direct links to the data.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

From the Library

Note: Table 2 lists the top five countries of birth for the foreign-born in 1910 and 2010 (located under India).

Note: Figure 4 explains in recent years (2000 to 2014), the level of international migration from Mexico has decreased while migration from India and China has increased.

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Page Last Revised - August 2, 2022
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