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Uttarakhand/ˌᵿtərɑː khənd/, umwhile Uttaranchal, is a state in the northren pairt o Indie. It is aften referred tae as the "Land o the gods" due tae the mony holy Hindu temples an pilgrimage centres foond throughoot the state. Kent for its natural brawnnie o the Himalayas, the Bhabhar an the Terai, the state wis carvit oot o the Himalayan an adjoinin northwastren destricts o Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000, becomin the 27t state o the Republic o Indie.[3] The state is dividit intae twa diveesions, Kumaon an Garhwal, wi a total o 13 destricts. The proveesional caipital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, which is a railhead an the lairgest ceety in the region an aw. The heich court o the state is in Nainital.

Location o Uttarakhand in Indie
Location o Uttarakhand in Indie
Map o Uttarakhand
Map o Uttarakhand
Coordinates (Dehradun): 30°20′N 78°04′E / 30.33°N 78.06°E / 30.33; 78.06
Kintra Indie
Established 9 November 2000
Caipital Dehradun
Lairgest ceety Dehradun
Destricts 13
 • Govrenor Aziz Qureshi
 • Chief Meenister Vijay Bahuguna (INC)
 • Legislature Unicameral (70 seats)
 • Parliamentary constituency 5
 • Heich Court Uttarakhand Heich Court
 • Total 53,566 km2 (20,682 sq mi)
Aurie rank 18th
Population (2011)
 • Tot 10,116,752
 • Rank 19t
 • Density 189/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-UT
HDI 0.515[1]
HDI rank 7t (2011)
Literacy 79.63%
Sex ratio 963
Leids spoken Garhwali, Kumaoni, Hindi, Urdu
Offeecial leids Hindi, Sanskrit
^† Dehradun is the proveesional caipital o the state. The new caipital haes no yet been chosen.


  1. "Inequality- adjusted Human Development Index for India's States-2011" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. "About Us". Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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