Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India by population. It is also one of the least developed states in India. However, the population of UP is greater than many nations, such as Israel, Switzerland, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, and a lot others. There are many other interesting, amazing, mind blowing, important and unknown facts about Uttar Pradesh. So, let’s see!
11 Interesting, and Important Facts About Uttar Pradesh
1. Largest State By Population
Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India by population. According to the latest census, Uttar Pradesh population is 199,581,477.
2. Uttar Pradesh Has Good Number of Religious Tourist Destinations
Uttar Pradesh has good number of religious destinations, such as Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Mathura, Lucknow, Agra, Allahabad, and many others. Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important religious states in India.
3. Uttar Pradesh is larger than many nations in population
Uttar Pradesh is larger than many countries in population, such as Singapore, Slovakia, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Oman, Ireland, New Zealand, Panama, Kuwait, Lithuania, Qatar, and other.
4. Allahabad High Court one of the oldest high courts in India
Allahabad High Court is the fourth oldest high court in India.
5. Surrounded by Many States
Uttar Pradesh is surrounded by many states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Haryana, Bihar, Delhi, and Uttarakhand.
6. Uttar Pradesh GDP is more than many nations
Uttar Pradesh’s GDP is about US$150 billion (2014-2015) which is more than many nations, such as Iceland, Monaco, Bangladesh, Slovakia, Oman, Angola, Hungary, and many other.
7. Home of Powerful Empires
In ancient and medieval periods, Uttar Pradesh was the home of many powerful empires such as Mughals, Magadh, Kushan, Pal, Rashtrakut, Maurya, and Nand.
8. The state was renamed in 1950
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh was known as United Province during British rule but later on the state was renamed to Uttar Pradesh in 1950.
9. Land of Great Hindi Writers
Uttar Pradesh has given many great Hindi writers, such as Prem Chand, Kabirdas, Mahadevi Verma, Tulsidas, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Bhagwati Charan Verma, and many others.
10. Home of many popular universities
Uttar Pradesh is the home of many popular universities, such as Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University and Darul Uloom Deoband.
11. World’s largest human gathering
Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2013 recorded the world’s largest human gathering in the world ever. According to the reports, about 12 crore registered visitors visited the Kumbh Mela.
Article first published on April 26, 2016.