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Allahabad
Allahabad
District is one of the major & largest districts of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
state of India, and Allahabad
Allahabad
city is the district headquarters. Allahabad
Allahabad
district is a part of Allahabad
Allahabad
Division. Allahabad
Allahabad
District is divided into blocks within tehsils. As of 2011, there are 20 blocks in eight tehsils.[1][2][3] The Allahabad
Allahabad
division includes the districts of Fatehpur, Kaushambi and Allahabad, with the western Allahabad
Allahabad
District becoming part of the new Kaushambi district.[4] The administrative divisions are Phulpur, Koraon, Meja, Sadar, Soraon, Handia, Bara and Karchana. The three rivers of India
India
- Ganges, Yamuna
Yamuna
and the mythical river of Sarasvati
Sarasvati
- meet at a point in the Allahabad
Allahabad
District, known as Sangam, considered holy by Hindus. Allahabad
Allahabad
was once the capital of United Province before independence. Allahabad
Allahabad
is one of the largest educational hub having many major educational institutes such as the Indian Institute Of Information Technology, Moti Lal Nehru National Institute Of Technology, University Of Allahabad, CMP Degree College, Ewing Christian College and Gautam Buddh Technical University affiliated number of Engineering Colleges, MotiLal Nehru Medical College, JK Institute - these provides higher education.

Contents

1 Demographics

1.1 Languages 1.2 Religion

2 References 3 External links

Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census Allahabad
Allahabad
District has a population of 5,959,798,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Eritrea[6] or the US state of Missouri.[7] This gives it a ranking of 13th in India
India
(out of a total of 640).[5] As of 2011 it is the most populous district of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(out of 71).[5] The district has a population density of 1,087 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,820/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.74%.[5] Allahabad
Allahabad
District has a sex ratio of 902 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 74.41% which is close to the all- India
India
average of 74%.[5] This rate is the highest in the region.[8] Languages[edit] People in the district speak Awadhi, a language in the Hindi
Hindi
continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh
Awadh
region;[9] and Bagheli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[10] (compared to 60% for German and English)[11] and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in Bagelkhand.[10] Religion[edit]

Religions in Allahabad
Allahabad
District[12]

Religion

Percent

Hindus

85.69%

Muslims

13.38%

Others†

0.93%

Hinduism is majority religion in Allahabad
Allahabad
city with 85.69% followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Allahabad
Allahabad
with approximately 13.38% following it. Around 0.93% stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.90% stated 'No Particular Religion'. Allahabad
Allahabad
Kumbh Mela is a major Hindu event. Allahabad
Allahabad
has a Triveni Sangam. Akshayavat is a sacred fig tree. There is a Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad. References[edit]

^ "Development Blocks under Tehsils". District court of Allahabad. Retrieved 4 August 2012.  ^ Hridai Ram Yadav. Village Development Planning. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 9–13. ISBN 978-81-7268-187-6. Retrieved 4 August 2012.  ^ Pramod Lata Jain. Co-operative Credit in Rural India: A Study of Its Utilisation. Mittal Publications. pp. 61–63. ISBN 978-81-7099-204-2. Retrieved 4 August 2012.  ^ blocks, Divisions and. "Maps, Tahsils and villages of Allahabad". Explore Allahabad
Allahabad
Press. Retrieved 12 January 2014.  ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.  ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Eritrea
Eritrea
5,939,484 July 2011 est.  ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Missouri 5,988,927  ^ " Allahabad
Allahabad
has highest literacy rate in region". The Times of India. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2012.  ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Awadhi: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.  ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.  ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.  ^ " Allahabad
Allahabad
Religion Census 2011". Census 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Places adjacent to Allahabad
Allahabad
district

Kaushambi district Pratapgarh district Jaunpur district

Chitrakoot district

Allahabad
Allahabad
district

Sant Ravidas Nagar district

Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh Mirzapur district

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Cities and towns in Allahabad
Allahabad
district

Allahabad

Allahabad Bharatganj Chak Imam Ali Handia Jhusi Jhusi
Jhusi
Kohna Koraon Lal Gopalganj Nindaura Mau Aima Phulpur Shankargarh Sirsa

Other districts

Agra Aligarh Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Amroha Auraiya Azamgarh Badaun Bagpat Bahraich Ballia Balrampur Banda Barabanki Bareilly Basti Bhimnagar Bijnor Bulandshahr Chandauli Chitrakoot Deoria Etah Etawah Faizabad Farrukhabad Fatehpur Firozabad Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Ghazipur Gonda Gorakhpur Hamirpur Hardoi Hathras Jalaun Jaunpur Jhansi Kannauj Kanpur Nagar Kanshi Ram Nagar Kaushambi Kushinagar Lakhimpur Kheri Lalitpur Lucknow Maharajganj Mahoba Mainpuri Mathura Mau Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad Muzaffarnagar Panchsheel Nagar Pilibhit Prabuddhanagar Pratapgarh Raebareli Ramabai Nagar Rampur Saharanpur Sant Kabir Nagar Sant Ravidas Nagar Shahjahanpur Shravasti Siddharthnagar Sitapur Sonbhadra Sultanpur Unnao Varanasi

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Divisions and Districts of Uttar Pradesh, India

Agra division

Agra Firozabad Mainpuri Mathura

Aligarh division

Aligarh Etah Hathras Kasganj

Allahabad
Allahabad
division

Allahabad Fatehpur Kaushambi Pratapgarh

Azamgarh division

Azamgarh Ballia Mau

Bareilly division

Bareilly Budaun Pilibhit Shahjahanpur

Basti division

Basti Sant Kabir Nagar Siddharthnagar

Chitrakoot division

Banda Chitrakoot Hamirpur Mahoba

Devipatan division

Bahraich Balrampur Gonda Shravasti

Faizabad division

Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Barabanki Faizabad Sultanpur

Gorakhpur division

Deoria Gorakhpur Kushinagar Maharajganj

Jhansi division

Jalaun Jhansi Lalitpur

Kanpur division

Auraiya Etawah Farrukhabad Kannauj Kanpur Nagar Kanpur Dehat

Lucknow division

Hardoi Lakhimpur Kheri Lucknow Raebareli Sitapur Unnao

Meerut division

Bagpat Bulandshahr Gautam Buddh Nagar Ghaziabad Hapur Meerut

Mirzapur division

Mirzapur Sant Ravidas Nagar Sonbhadra

Moradabad division

Amroha Bijnor Moradabad Rampur Sambhal

Saharanpur division

Muzaffarnagar Saharanpur Shamli

Varanasi division

Chandauli Ghazipur Jaunpur Varanasi

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Allahabad
Allahabad
division topics

General

Allahabad
Allahabad
High Court University of Allahabad Doab Triveni Sangam Kumbh Mela

1954 Kumbh Mela stampede 2013 Kumbh Mela stampede

The Leader ( Allahabad
Allahabad
newspaper) The Pioneer (newspaper) Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences

Mythology, history

History of Allahabad Nehru–Gandhi family Sam Higginbottom

Districts

Allahabad Fatehpur Kaushambi Pratapgarh

Rivers, dams, lakes

Ganges Yamuna

Languages, people

Standard Hindi Awadhi Hindustani Khariboli Urdu

Transport

National Highway 2 Grand Trunk Road Howrah–Delhi main line Allahabad
Allahabad
Monorail Allahabad
Allahabad
Bypass Expressway

Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituencies

Allahabad Phulpur Fatehpur Pratapgarh

See also

Cities and towns in Allahabd district Cities and towns in Fatehpur district Cities and towns in Kaushambi district Cities and towns in Pratapgarh district Villages in Allahabad
Allahabad
district Villages in Fatehpur district Villages in Kaushambi district Villages in Pratapgarh district People from Allahabad Allahabad
Allahabad
University alumni People from Fatehpur People from Kaushambi People from Pratapgarh

Other divisions

Agra Aligarh Azamgarh Bareilly Basti Chitrakoot Devipatan Faizabad Gorakhpur Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad Saharanpur Varanasi

Coordinates: 25°27′N 81°51′E / 25.450°N 81.850°E / 25.450; 81.850

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 148985

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