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Uttar Pradesh (/ˌʊtər prəˈdɛʃ/; IAST: Uttar Pradeś [ˈʊtːəɾ pɾəˈdeːʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a state in northern India. With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. The main ethnic group is the Hindavi people, forming the demographic plurality. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved out from the state's Himalayan hill region. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad (Prayagraj) and then flow as the Ganga further east. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the west, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi to the northwest, Uttarakhand and Nepal to the north, Bihar to the east, Madhya Pradesh to the south, and touches the states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to the southeast. It covers 243,290 square kilometres (93,933 sq mi), equal to 7.34% of the total area of India, and is the fourth-largest Indian state by area. Agriculture and service industries are the largest parts of the state's economy. The service sector comprises travel and tourism, hotel industry, real estate, insurance and financial consultancies. The economy of Uttar Pradesh is the third-largest state economy in India with 15.42 lakh crore (US$220 billion) in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of 61,000 (US$880). Uttar Pradesh ranks twenty eighth among Indian states in human development index. President's rule has been imposed in Uttar Pradesh ten times since 1968, for different reasons and for a total of 1,700 days.

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  • Nepali poacher arrested with leopard skins - A Nepali poacher has been arrested with two leopard skins in this Uttar Pradesh town. Veer Bahadur, 48 years, was held with the leopard skins near the bus station in Kotwali Shehar area Monday night following a joint operation by Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Operation Group (SOG) and local police. According to police, Bahadur is a native of Dang in Nepal. (sify) 2011-01-11
  • Fire in Noida's Ambedkar park, no injuries - A fire broke out Tuesday in the controversial Ambedkar Park being developed in this suburb of the national capital. The blaze was doused within two hours and no one was injured. The fire broke out in the afternoon in the dome of the central building being constructed at the Rs.650 crore park, a pet project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. It was doused by five fire tenders within two hours. Around 100 workers were present in the park but nobody injured in the incident. The exact cause of the incident has not yet been ascertained. (sify) 2011-01-11
  • Join us for trifurcation of UP: Amar to Ajit Singh - Lokmanch president Amar Singh has called on Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh to join hands and press for the demands of separate statehood to Harit Pradesh and Poorvanchal. He stressed on formation of smaller states out of Uttar Pradesh, saying that it would provide better governance and would help in the development of the regions. (msn) 2011-01-11

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