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Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state with a population 199,581,477 (2011 census). It is divided into 75 districts with Lucknow as its capital.
Uttar Pradesh is bounded by Nepal on the North, Himachal Pradesh on the northwest, Madhya Pradesh on the south, Haryana on the west, Rajasthan on the southwest, and Bihar on the east.
Wheat, rice, sugar cane, apples, mango, pulses, oil seeds and potatoes are the main crops of Uttar Pradesh.
The service sector comprises of travel and tourism, hotel industry, real estate, insurance and financial consultancies.
Uttar Pradesh attracts a large number of tourists. The famous Taj Mahal of Agra is located in this state. It also hosts the world famous 'Kumbh Mela'.
It has many state of the art hotels to cater to the lodging needs of visitors, both national and international.
Other important cities in Uttar Pradesh are Allahabad, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Mathura.
Uttar Pradesh State Information
|Date of formation||26. Jan. 1950|
|Governor||Shri Ram Naik|
|Chief Minister||Yogi Adityanath|
|Tourist attractions||Taj Mahal, Sangam, Varanasi|
|Festivals||Karva Chauth, Annakoot, Shitala Ashtami, Eid|
|Major dance and music forms||Kathak, Lucknow and Benares Gharanas of music|
|Arts and crafts||Chikankari or shadow-work embroidery; Baranasi brocades which include the zari, amru and abrawan; Sanjhi or the art of cutting paper stencils.|
|Size||240,928 sq. km|
|Population (Census 2011)||199,812,341|
|Rivers||Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti, Ghaghra, Ramganga, Betwa|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries||Dudhwa NP|
|State animal||Swamp Deer|
|State bird||Sarus crane|
|State flower||Brahm kamal|
|Major crops||Wheat, rice, pulses, Sugar Cane|
|Factoids||The ancient Dhamek Stupa marks the spot where Buddha gave his first sermon in Sarnath.|
|Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his dead wife Mumtaz Mahal; the tomb took 22 years to build|
|No. of District||75|
|Allahabad Division||Faizabad Division||Mirzapur Division|
|Agra Division||Basti Division||Kanpur Division|
|Bareilly Division||Jhansi Division||Saharanpur Division|
|Aligarh Division||Devipatan Division||Meerut Division|
|Chitrakoot Division||Lucknow Division||Varanasi Division|
|Azamgarh Division||Gorakhpur Division||Moradabad Division.|
Given below are the names of the 75 districts of the state:
|Aligarh||Deoria||Jyotiba Phule Nagar||Pilibhit|
|Ambedkar Nagar||Etawah||Kanpur Dehat (Ramabai Nagar)||Rae Bareli|
|Amethi (Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar)||Faizabad||Kanpur Nagar||Rampur|
|Auraiya||Farrukhabad||Kasganj (Kanshiram Nagar)||Saharanpur|
|Azamgarh||Fatehpur||Kaushambi||Sambhal (Bheem Nagar)|
|Baghpat||Firozabad||Kheri||Sant Kabir Nagar|
|Bahraich||Gautam Buddha Nagar||Kushinagar||Sant Ravidas Nagar|
|Basti||Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar district)||Mathura||Sonbhadra|
|Budaun||Hathras (Mahamaya Nagar)||Meerut||Unnao|