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Uttaranchal


 

Quick Information

State Area (Sq. Km.)

53,483

State Capital

Dehra Dun

Major Language(s)

Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni

Number of Districts

13

Population

8,479,562

Males

4,316,401

Females

4,163,161

Growth Rate 1991-2001

29.20 %

Density

159

Urban Population

25.59 %

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

964

Literacy Rate

72.28 %

Males

84.01 %

Females

60.26 %

Legislature

Legislative Assembly

Judicature

High Court, Allahabad

Governor

Sri Sudershan Agarwal

Address

Raj Bhawan Dehradun

Office No.

0135-2757400, 2757403

Residence No.

0135 - 2757400, 2757403

Fax

0135 - 2750014

email

Chief Minister

AVSM, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri

Address

Chief Minister Niwas, Circuit House, Old Annexe, Cantt. Road, Dehradun - 248 001

Office No.

0135-2665090, 2665100

Residence No.

0135-2755100, 2755101

Fax

0135-2665722

email

cmua@ua.nic.in
Chief Secretary Shri S.K.Das

Address

Dehradun

Office No.

0135-2712100, 2712200,

Residence No.

0135-2756610

Fax

2712500

  

  

General Information

Location

Uttaranchal is bounded by Tibet (China) in the North and Uttar Pradesh in the South, Nepal in the east and Himachal Pradesh in the west.

History

Uttaranchal is the sacred land (Puniya Bhumi) where so many ancient shrines and places of pilgrimage are scattered. The demand for a separate hill state of Uttarakhand arose in 1930 for rapid development of Kumaon and Garhwal regions. Many committees of the government of Uttar Pradesh considered it from time to time but did not find it economically feasible until the agitation by the Uttarkhand Dranti Dal became violent. The brought out ultimately the new State on November 9, 2000.

 

References:

Manorama Year Book 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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