25 Important Facts About Uttarakhand For All Exams

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25 Important Facts About Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand is a state in northern India. Its capital city is Dehradun. It was formed as 27th state of India on November 9, 2000. Here are the list of 25 important facts about Uttarakhand.

25 Important Facts About Uttarakhand

1. Uttarakhand is a state in northern India. It was formerly known as Uttaranchal.

2. Uttarakhand is divided into two divisions: Garhwal and Kumaon.

3. There are 13 districts in Uttarakhand.

4. Dehradun is the capital city and largest city of Uttarakhand.

5. Bhararisain is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. It was declared on March 5, 2020.

6. Uttarakhand shares its borders with China to the north, Nepal to the east, Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west.

7. Uttarakhand is often referred to as the ‘Devbhumi’ (Land of the Gods) due to its religious significance and numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throught the state.

8. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai regions.

9. The natives of Uttarakhand are generally called Uttarakhandi.

10. According to the 2011 Census of India, Uttarakhand is the 20th most populous state in India.

11. Uttarakhand became the 27th state of India on November 9, 2000, after separating from Uttar Pradesh.

12. Hindi is the official language of Uttarakhand, but Garhwali and Kumaoni are widely spoken here.

13. Uttarakhand has a total area of about 53,566 square kilometers.

14. Jim Corbett National Park is located in Uttarakhand. It is the oldest national park of India.

15. The valley of flowers and Nanda Devi National Park are the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uttarakhand.

16. There are two mountaineering institutes are located in Uttarakhand: Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi, Pandit Nain Singh Surveyor Mountaineering Training Institute in Munsiyari, Pithoragarh.

17. Nanda Devi peak is located in the Chamoli Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is the second highest peak in India.

18. There are several famous Yoga and meditation institutes are located in Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, so it is called the yoga capital of the world.

19. India’s most sacred rivers Ganga and Yamuna originate from Uttarakhand. Ganga originates from Gangotri, and Yamuna originates from Yamunotri.

20. The highest temple of Lord Shiva is Tungnath in the world. It is located in Uttarakhand.

21. The panch prayag temples include Devprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag, Rudraprayag and Vishnuprayag. The panch prayag temples are in uttarakhand.

22. Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India. It is situated on River Bhagirathi in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

23. There are many religious sites like Rishikesh, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath are in Uttarakhand.

24. The Brahma Kamal is the state flower of Uttarakhand. It is believed that the Brahma Kamal is the flower that Lord Brahma holds in his hand.

25. The famous Chipko movement took place in Uttarakhand in 1970s.

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