State of Uttarakhand

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State of Uttarakhand
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Nickname(s): 
Devabhumi
 
Location of Uttarakhand in India
 
Map of Uttarakhand
Coordinates (Dehradun): 30.33°N 78.06°E
Country  India
Statehood 9 November 2000
Capital Dehradun
Largest city Dehradun
 
 
 
Government
 
 • Body Government of Uttarakhand
 • Governor Baby Rani Maurya
 • Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (BJP)
 • Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan
 • Speaker of the Assembly Premchand Aggarwal (BJP)
 • Electoral constituencies
  • State Legislature
    Unicameral
    (71 seats)
  • Rajya Sabha
    (3 seats)
  • Lok Sabha
    (5 seats)
Area
 
 • Total 53,483 km2 (20,650 sq mi)
Area rank 19th
Highest elevation
 
7,816 m (25,643 ft)
Lowest elevation
 
187 m (614 ft)
Population
(2011) 
 • Total 10,086,292
 • Rank 21st
 • Density 189/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Density rank 26th
 • Male
 
5,137,773
 • Female
 
4,948,519
Demonym(s) Uttarakhandi
GDP (nominal) (2018–19)
 
 • Total 2.58 lakh crore (US$36 billion)
 • Per capita 177,356 (US$2,500)
Languages
 
 • Official Hindi
 • Additional official Sanskrit
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-UT
Vehicle registration UK 01—XX
HDI (2015) Increase 0.662
medium ·
Literacy (2011) 78.81%
Sex ratio (2011) 963 /1000
Website uk.gov.in
^a Uttarakhand was formed by the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 with the bifurcation of erstwhile Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000.
^b Dehradun is the interim capital of Uttarakhand. The town of Gairsain is envisaged as the state's new capital.
^c 70 seats are open for the direct election while 1 seat is reserved for the member of Anglo Indian community.
Symbols of Uttarakhand
Emblem Diamond Shield
Language Hindi
Sanskrit
Song Uttarakhand Devabhumi Matribhumi
Musical Instrument Dhol
Animal Alpine Musk Deer
Bird Himalayan Monal
Insect West Himalayan Common Peacock
Flower Brahma Kamal
Fruit Kaphal
Tree Burans
River Ganga
Sport Football

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