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Fact file of Uttar Pradesh (‘’Home of Powerful Empire’’)

04-JAN-2016 17:38

    Uttar Pradesh is surrounded by Bihar in the East, Madhya Pradesh in the South, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in the west and Uttaranchal in the north and Nepal touch the northern borders of Uttar Pradesh, it assumes strategic importance for Indian defence. Its area of 2,36,286 km2 lies between latitude 24 deg to 31 deg and longitude 77 deg to 84 deg East. Area wise it is the fourth largest State of India. In sheer magnitude it is half of the area of France, three times of Portugal, four times of Ireland, seven times of Switzerland, ten times of Belgium and a little bigger than England.

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    Source:www.defence.pk

    Area

    236,286 sq.km

    Population

    199,581,477 (2011 census)

    Language

    Hindi, Urdu, English

    Climate

    Summer - March to June (Max. Temp. 45C )
    Winter - Nov. to Feb. (Min. Temp 5C)

    Capital 

    Lucknow

    Members of Lok Sabha

    80

    Legislature

    Bicameral

    Airports

    Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

    Major Cities

    Agra, Allahabad, Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Meerut, Varanasi

    Festivals

    Holi, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Eid, Kumbh Mela, Budh Purnima, Mahashiva Ratri,

    Economy  Size

    ₹8.63 lakh crore (US$130 billion), Agriculture based

    Literacy

    69.72%

    Districts

    75

    Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    908 per thousand

    Principal Folk Dances

    Charkula, Karma, Pandav, Pai-danda, Tharu, Dhobia, Raai, Shaira etc.

    Principal Crops

    Paddy, Wheat, barley, Millet, Maize, Urad (Black Gram), Moong (Green Gram) Arhar etc.

    Rivers

    Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti, Gandak, Sarayu, Ramganga and Ghaghra

    Principal Minerals

    Lime-Stone, Dolomite, Soap Stone, Gypsum,Bauxite,Glass-sand, manganese, Non-plastic fire clay etc.

    Tourist & Historical Places

    Piparhava, Kaushambi, Shravasti, Sarnath,Varanasi,Kushinagar, Chitrakoot, Lucknow, Agra, Jhansi, Meerut etc.

    Forts

    AgraFort,AligarhFort,Allahabad Fort, Chunar Fort,Fatehpur Sikri, Hathras Fort, Jhansi Fort, Kalinjar Fort, Ramnagar Fort

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