Uttarakhand is a state situated in northern India. Formerly known as Uttaranchal, this state was formed out of the north-western districts of Uttar Pradesh and the Himalayas on 9 November 2000.
Uttaranchal is home to some of the finest Hindu temples and religious destinations in India. In the year 2007 Uttaranchal was renamed Uttaranchal which means part of the North. The state stretches over an area of 20,682 sq mi of land. Dehradun serves as the capital of state.
While traveling to Uttaranchal it is always advisable to carry a map of the state. There are many different maps of Uttaranchal in India that provide complete information about the important roads, hotels, tourists spots, hospitals etc in the state.
Demographics of Uttarakhand
|Area||20,682 sq mi|
|Coordinates||30°20'N 78°04'E? / ?30.33°N 78.06°E|
Uttaranchal has 13 districts which are grouped into two divisions namely Garhwal division and Kumaon division.
The Garhwal division includes seven districts.
- Tehri Garhwal
- Pauri Garhwal
- Udham Singh Nagar
Uttrakhand State Information
|Date of formation||9. Nov. 2000|
|Chief Minister||Vijay Bahuguna|
|Tourist attractions||Corbett NP, Nainital, Almora Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi Park|
|Festivals||Devidhura Mela, Nanda Devi Mela, Purnagiri Mela Major dance and music forms Garhwali folk dance and music|
|Arts and crafts||Kholi woodcarving; Aipan or rangoli|
|Languages||Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni|
|Size||53,484 sq. kin|
|Rivers||Ganga, Yamuna, Ramganga, Kali|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries||Nanda Devi NP, Rajaji NP, Corbett Tiger Reserve.|
|State animal||Himalayan musk deer|
|State bird||Himalayan monal|
|State flower||Brahm kamal|
|Major crops||Rice, wheat, arley, jowar, oilseed|
|Factoids||Kedarnath temple, at a height of 3584 m, is devoted to Shiva.|
|The Kol-Munds, a Dravidian people, were probably the first to live here.|
Last Updated on : 05/07/2013