Facts and Interesting Points About Uttar Pradesh

Interesting Points About Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh was previously named as United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, United Provinces of British India, and United Province. On 24 January 1950, the state was named as Uttar Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh is the only state in India that shares its border with 9 other neighboring states. It is bordered by Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh in the northwest, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan in the west, Madhya Pradesh in the south, and Chhattisgarh in the southeast, Bihar and Jharkhand in the east. UP also shares 651 Km long international border with Nepal.
  • Uttar Pradesh state is the most populous state in the world. If Uttar Pradesh was a country, then it would be the fifth most populous.
  • Uttar Pradesh has given India the maximum number of Prime Ministers. Total 8 Prime Ministers are related to UP seats.
  • Uttar Pradesh has the largest representation in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The state has 80 Lok Sabha Seats and 31 Rajya Sabha Seats. The state Legislative assembly of UP has 404 seats and the Legislative council has 100 seats which is also the highest compared to other Indian states.
  • Ayodhya and Mathura are the birthplaces of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna respectively.
  • Sarnath Village where Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon is located in Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Both Ganga and Yamuna rivers flow through the state.
  • Uttar Pradesh is the place where many Literary legends like Tulsidas, Surdas, Kabirdas, and Premchand hail from.
  • The famous architectural marvel Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal is listed in the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Along with Maharashtra and Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest economies in India.
  • Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh is distinguished as the ‘First CCTV City in India’. The city was put under the surveillance of CCTV cameras to check crimes on roads and streets.
  • It is the birthplace of Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand.

More Informations About Uttar Pradesh

General Details About Uttar Pradesh

Statehood 24 January 1950
Capital Lucknow
Governor Anandiben Patel
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal
Districts 75
Area (km2) 240,928
Lok Sabha Seats 80
Rajya Sabha Seats 31
State Legislative Assembly Seats 404
State Legislative Council Seats 100
Official Languages Hindi, Urdu

State Symbols of Uttar Pradesh

State Animal Barasingha
State Bird Sarus crane
State Tree Ashoka
State Flower Palash

Demography of Uttar Pradesh

Population (2011 Census) 241,066,874
Population Density (per km2) 828
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 912
Literacy Rate (%) 67.68
Per Capita Income (₹) 65,431

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Dudhwa National Park
  2. National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
  5. Lakh Bahosi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Amangarh Tiger Reserve
  7. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Saman Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Sandi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Okhla Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
  15. Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary
  16. Patna Bird Sanctuary
  17. Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
  18. Samaspur Bird Sanctuary
  19. Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary
  20. Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  21. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Major Rivers in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Ganga
  2. Yamuna
  3. Ramganga
  4. Gomti
  5. Ghagra

Important Mountains in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Kotadei Hill
  2. Amsot
  3. Ranikothi Pahar
  4. Darla Pahar
  5. Mirgarani Pahar
  6. Murcha
  7. Gorra Pahar
  8. Marwari Pahar
  9. Likhaniya
  10. Hans Parbat
  11. Kainwasa
  12. Basai Pathar

Agriculture in Uttar Pradesh

Major Crops Rice, Wheat, Bajra, Barley, Mustard, Linseed, Sesame, Groundnut, Gram, Pea, Masoor, Arhar
Cash Crops Sugarcane, Potato, Tobacco, Chillies, Turmeric, Coriander
Vegetables Radish, Okra, Peas, Chilies, Turnip, Brinjal, Cabbage, Spinach, Melon, Cauliflower, Tomato, Carrot, Cucurbits
Fruits Aonla, Citrus. Mango, Papaya, Ber, Jack-fruit, Banana, Guava

Mineral Deposits in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Glass-sand
  2. Uranium
  3. Fireclay
  4. Limestone
  5. Bauxite
  6. Dolomite
  7. Marble

Airports in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (Varanasi)
  2. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (Lucknow)
  3. Gorakhpur Airport
  4. Agra Airport
  5. Kanpur Airport
  6. Hindon Airport (Ghaziabad)
  7. Bareilly Airport
  8. Allahabad Airport

Traditional Dances in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Charkula Dance
  2. Raslila
  3. Nautanki
  4. Kathak
  5. Khyal

Art and Crafts of Uttar Pradesh

  1. Chikankari Embroidery
  2. Zari Embroidery
  3. Hand Printing Fabric
  4. Carpet Weaving
  5. Pottery
  6. Glass Ware
  7. Brass Ware
  8. Stone Craft

Regional Festivals Uttar Pradesh

  1. Barsana Holi
  2. Makar Sankranti
  3. Buddha Purnima
  4. Janmashtami
  5. Navratri
  6. Ayudha Pooja
  7. Taj Mahotsav
  8. Ganga Dussehra

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