Monday, December 21, 2009

KNOW INDIA: STATE- UTTAR PRADESH

  • With a population of over 190 million people,it is India's most populous state, as well as the world's most populous sub-national entity.

  • To get an idea of its massive size, the state of Uttar Pradesh is ten times as large as the nation of Belgium



    . The Gangetic Plain composes about 75% of this area

  • Uttar Pradesh is the most populous and fifth largest state of India. Only five countries of the world, China, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil and India itself have populations larger than that of Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur is the largest city of Uttar Pradesh and as per the 2001 census six cities of Uttar Pradesh, namely, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, and Varanasi have population of over million.
  • After independence, the state was renamed Uttar Pradesh ("northern province") by its first chief minister, Govind Ballabh Pant.
  • Sucheta Kripalani served as India's first woman chief minister from October 1963 until March 1967, when a two-month long strike by state employees caused her to step down
  • Uttar Pradesh is bounded by Uttarachal and Nepal in north, Madhya pradesh and Chattisgarh in south, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi in west and Bihar and Jharkhand in east. 
  • Kanpur is the largest shoe-manufacturing centre in the country.
  • Uttar Pradesh is home to largest number of Small Scale industrial units in the country, with 12% of over 2.3 million units.
  • British pop legend Cliff Richard was born in U.P
  • Adolf Hitler, the Chancellor of Germany, was so impressed by Dhyan Chand's( A Resident of UP) performance in the Berlin Olympic hockey-finals that he offered to elevate 'Lance Naik' Dhyan Chand to the rank of a Colonel if he migrated to Germany; Chand had declined the offer
  • Pilibhit is known for its wood-flutes and wooden footwear (Khadaon),Flutes are exported to Europe, America and other countries
  • The Britishers gave it the name of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. In 1935 the name was shortened to "United Provinces". After Independence, the States of Rampur, Banaras and Tehri-Garhwal were merged with United Provinces. The name merged with United Provinces. The name of the United Provinces was changed to Uttar Pradesh in 1950.

1 comment:

  1. Tht was a intrestin fact to know tht only five countries have more polpulation then Uttar Pradesh....on a lighter note i wld like to say...Ms.Mayawati knowin this fact demanded devision of the state into five smaller parts.

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