Allahabad district Uttar-Pradesh

Allahabad district (Hindi: इलाहाबाद ज़िला, Urdu: الہ آباد ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Allahabad town is the district headquarters. Allahabad district is a part of Allahabad Division.

As of 2011 it is the most populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71).

Allahabad is a holy city in Hindu religion, also known as Prayag. It is a place where the three rivers - Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical river of Sarasvati meet at a point known as Sangam. Sangam is one of the most significant points of Allahabad.

According to the 2011 census Allahabad district has a population of 5,959,798, This gives it a ranking of 13th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,087 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,820 /sq mi) .

People in the district speak Awadhi, a language in the Hindi-Urdu continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region; (compared to 60% for German and English)

References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allahabad_district

 
 

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