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Uttar Pradesh at a glance


Uttar Pradesh is the rainbow land where the multi-hued Indian Culture has blossomed from times immemorial. Blessed with a variety of geographical land and many cultural diversities, Uttar Pradesh, has been the area of activity of deities like Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mahavira, historical heroes like - Ashoka, Harsha, Akbar and political honchos like Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Smt. Indira Gandhi. Rich and tranquil expanses of meadows, perennial rivers, dense forests and fertile soil of Uttar Pradesh have contributed numerous golden chapters to the annals of Indian History. Dotted with various holy shrines and pilgrim places, full of joyous festivals, it plays an important role in the politics, education, culture, industry, agriculture and tourism of India.

Uttar Pradesh is endowed with natural wealth in abundance. The minerals found in Uttar Pradesh include limestone which is found in Guruma-Kanach- Bapuhari in Mirzapur district and Kajrahat in Sonebhadra district; dolomite which is found in Mirzapur, Sonebhadra and Banda, glass-sand found in Karchhana tehsil of Allahabad district, Karwi in Banda district and Mau district; marble found in Mirzapur and Sonebhadra; bauxite found in Rajhgewan in Banda district; non-plastic fireclay found in Bansi, Makri-Khoh area of Mirzapur district; and Uranium found in Lalitpur district. Besides, Barytes and Edalusite are found in the districts of Mirzapur and Sonebhadra. Sand-stone, pebbles, reh, salt punter, marang, sand and other minor minerals are also found in the State.

The principal crops of Uttar Pradesh are Paddy, Wheat, barley, Millet, Maize, Urad (Black Gram), Moong (Green Gram) Arhar etc.  The state is universally hailed for its handicrafts like Chikan-work, Embroidery, Zardozi work,  wood work, wooden toys and furniture, Clay -toys, carpet weaving, Silk & Brassware work.

Some of the important statistics of Uttar Pradesh at a glance are:



2,40,928 Square km.

Population (As per census 2011 Provisional data)



(a)Males (As per census 2011 )


10,45,96, 415

b)Females (As per census 2011 )


94, 985,062

Sex Ratio (As per census 2011 )


908 per thousand

Density (persons per sq. km.)(As per census 2011)


828 per thousand

Total Literacy rate-




69.72 percent

a)Male Literacy


79.24 percent

b)Female Literacy


59.26 percent




Cities & Towns



Development blocks



Nagar Nigams



Members of Lok Sabha from U.P.



Members of Rajya Sabha from U.P.



Members of U.P. Legislative Assembly



Members of U.P. Legislative Council



Principal Fruits


Mango, Guava

Principal Folklores


Birha, Chitee, Kajri, Phaag, Rasia, Alha, Pooran Bhagat, Bhartrahari

Principal Rivers


Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti, Ram Ganga, Ghagra, Betwa, Ken

Principal Folk Dances


Charkula, Karma, Pandav, Pai-danda, Tharu, Dhobia, Raai, Shaira etc.

Tourist & Historical Places


Piparhava, Kaushambi, Shravasti, Sarnath (varanasi), kushinagar, Chitrakoot, Lucknow, Agra, Jhansi, Meerut etc.

Source : Statistical Department U.P. & Directorate Census, Lucknow


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