Uttarakhand

UTTARAKHAND

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Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state’s forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

CapitalDehradun
Chief MinisterHarish Rawat
GovernorKrishan Kant Paul
National ParkJim Corbett National Park,
Gangotri National Park,
Govind Pashu Vihar,
Nanda Devi National Park,
Rajaji National Park
Valleys Of Flowers National Park
Tiger ReservesCorbett,
Rajaji Tiger Reserves
UNESCO World Heritage SitesNanda Devi and Valleys of flowers National Park
Famous Research InstititutesCentral forest research Institute – Dehradun
Indian Institute of Petroleum – Dehradun
Highest lake in IndiaDevatal Lake – Gadhwal
Dams & RiversTehri dam – Bhagirathi River
Dhauli Ganga Dam – Ganga river
Folk dancesBaradaNati,
Bhotiya Dance,
Chancheri,
Chhapeli,
Choliya Dance,
Jagars Jhora,
LangvirNritya,
PandavNritya Ramola,
Shotiya Tribal Folk Dance
Thali-Jadda,
Jhainta
FestivalsPhool Dei,
Kandali,
Khatarua,
Nanda Devi
Janopunya,
KumaonHoli
Population census 201110,086,292 (increased by 18.81 %)
Area (sq km census 2011)53,483
Density189
Sex – Ratio963
Literacy78.82%
Important StadiumBHEL Stadium – Cricket – Ranipur
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium – Dehradun
Major mineral resourcesMagnesite