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Allahabad district Uttar-Pradesh
Allahabad district (Hindi: à¤à¤²à¤¾à¤¹à¤¾à¤¬à¤¾à¤¦ à¤à¤¼à¤¿à¤²à¤¾, Urdu: Ø§ÙÛ Ø¢Ø¨Ø§Ø¯ Ø¶ÙØ¹) 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)