Uttar Pradesh is a state which is located in the Northern part of India. Its economy is largely dependent on Agriculture and Service Sector which comprises of Travel and Tourism, Hotel Industry, Real Estate etc. This state is considered very pure as it is the birth place of Lord Rama, Krishna and Gautama Buddha. Some major facts about the state of Uttar Pradesh is mentioned below:
Name: State Uttar Pradesh (UP) was previously known as United Provinces.
Existence: It was created on 1st April, 1937 as United Province which was renamed to as Uttar Pradesh in 1950.
Boundary: It is surrounded by Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Nepal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
Population: As per Census 2011, the total population of Uttar Pradesh is 199,581,477. Uttar Pradesh holds 1st position in population wise and become the most populous state of India.
Land Area: The total land area of Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 sq. km. This makes Uttar Pradesh fourth largest state in India (source: wikipedia).
Language: Its Official Languages are Hindi and Urdu.
Literacy: Its Literacy Ratio is 69.72%
City: Lucknow is its capital City.
District: There are 75 districts present in Uttar Pradesh.
Climate: Uttar Pradesh has to experience 3 types of seasons. These are Winter, Summer and Monsoon. Monsoon period is between June and September. Summer Season is between March and May. Winter Season is between January and February.
Connectivity: Uttar Pradesh is well connected via roadways, railways and airways. This state has many airports situated in different parts of the state.
Best Time: The Best Time to visit this state is between September and November.
Places of Interests: Places like Allahabad, Ayodha, Mathura etc. situated in Uttar Pradesh are considered as Pilgrim Centre’s and attracts people all over the world. Besides there are Rumi Darwaza, National Botanical Research Institute which attracts people.
Festivals: Most popular and largely celebrated festivals of Uttar Pradesh are Diwali and Rama Navami. Other festivals also celebrated like Makar Sakranti, Janmashtami, Eid, Chhath Puja etc.
Religion: In Uttar Pradesh, around 81% peoples are Hindus and 17% are Islam. The remaining 2% follows other religions.
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