Facts about Uttar Pradesh – Explained in detail

Facts about Uttar Pradesh by DayTodayGK – The state of Uttar Pradesh lies in northern part of India. Its official and widely spoken languages are Hindi and Urdu. It was created on 1st April 1937 as United Province and later renamed to 1 as Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow is the capital city and Allahabad is the Judiciary Capital of the state. There are 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur being the largest city in the state.

The State’s official motto is ‘Protection of Good, Destruction of Bad.’ Agriculture and service Industries are the largest parts of state’s economy. Wheat, rice, pulses, oil seeds and potatoes are the major agricultural products. Sugarcane is the most important cash crop throughout the state.

Facts about Uttar Pradesh


GOVERNMENT OF UTTAR PRADESH

GovernorShri Ram Naik
Chief MinisterShri Akhilesh Yadav
High CourtAllahabad High Court
ChiefJusticeDhananjaya Y. Chandrachud

STATE SYMBOLS

DanceKathak
AnimalSwamp Deer
BirdSarus Crane
TreeAshoka
FlowerBrahma Kalash
SportHockey, Kabbadi

WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

  • Ishanpur Sanctuary
  • National Chambal Sanctuary
  • Bakhihastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary

BIRD SANCTUARIES

  • Vijai Sagar Sanctuary
  • Pavarti Agra Bird Sanctuary
  • Surhataal Bird Sanctuary
  • Sursarovar Bird Sanctuary
  • Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird Sanctuary

NATIONAL PARKS OF UTTAR PRADESH

  • Dudhwa National Park

TIGER RESERVES OF UTAR PRADESH

  • Amangarh Tiger Reserve
  • Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
  • Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

RIVERS OF UTTAR PRADESH

Ganges, Yamuna, Gomti, Chambal, Ramganga, Sarayu, Son River, Tamsa River, Ken River, Betwa River, Karmanasa River, Sharda, and Karnaali.

FAMOUS PLACES IN UTTAR PRADESH

AGRA

Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Aram Bagh
Khas Mahal
Panch Mahal
Musamman Burj
Agra Art Gallery

LUCKNOW

Bara Imambara
Constania House
Rumi Darwaaza Chattar Manzil
Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
British Residency
Lucknow Museum

VARANASI

Kasha Vishwnaath Temple
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats
Archaeological Museum

ALLAHABAD

Sangam
Khusro Bagh
Allahabad Fort
Anand Bhavan

KANPUR

Bithoor
Mecca Masjid

MATHURA

Krishna Janam Bhoomi Mandir
Jama Masjid
Dwarkadhish Temple
Govardhan Hill
Raha Bharatpuras Palace

FATEHPUR

Fatehpur Sikri

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF UTTAR PRADESH

  • Mangal Pandey.
  • Chandra Shekhar Azad.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Awardee.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri, Third Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Awardee.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Eleventh Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Awardee.
  • Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro.
  • Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India.
  • Yogiraj Bharat Bhushan, Only Padmashree Awardee Yogi.

NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN UTTAR PRADESH

  • Narora Atomic Power Station

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