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Uttar Pradesh

उत्तर प्रदेश

STATE OF INDIA

WEBSITE
http://upgov.nic.in

TOURISM WEBSITE
http://up-tourism.com

COUNTRY
India

CAPITAL
Lucknow

ESTABLISHED
1805

AREA
243286 sq km/93933 sq miles

AREA RANK
4th

ISO 3166 CODE
IN-UP

VEHICLE REGISTRATION
UP

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Hindi & Urdu

STATE DANCE
Charukala

STATE ANIMAL
Black Bucks

STATE BIRD
Sarus Crane

STATE FLOWER/TREE
Palash

ABOUT
Uttar Pradesh is a state located in northern India. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces with the passing of the States Reorganisation Act and renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and Kanpur is the economic and industrial capital of Uttar Pradesh while Allahabad acts as the administrative centre as it headquarters Uttar Pradesh Police force and houses the state's High Court among various other state government offices. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved from the mountainous Himalayan region of Uttar Pradesh.
The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the west, Haryana and Delhi to the northwest, Uttarakhand and the country of Nepal to the north, Bihar to the east, Jharkhand to the southeast, and Madhya Pradesh to the southwest. It covers 93,933 square miles (243,290 km2), equal to 6.88% of the total area of India, and is the fifth largest Indian state by area. With over 200 million inhabitants as of 2011, it is the most populous state in the country as well as the most populous country subdivision in the whole world. Hindi is the official and most widely spoken language in its 75 districts. Uttar Pradesh is the second largest Indian state by economy, with a GDP of 708,000 crore (US$120 billion). Agriculture and service industries are the largest parts of the state's economy. The service sector comprises travel and tourism, hotel industry, real estate, insurance andfinancial consultancies.
Uttar Pradesh was home to powerful empires of ancient and medieval India, including Magadha, Nanda, Mauryan, Sunga, Kushan, Gupta, Gurjara,Rashtrakuta, Pala and Mughal empires. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad and then flow as the Ganga further east. The state has several historical, natural, and religious tourist destinations, such as the Taj Mahal, Varanasi, Piprahwa, Kaushambi,Ballia, Shravasti, Kushinagar, Lucknow, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Allahabad, Meerut and Mathura.


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