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Clockwise from top left: Montage of Allahabad: clockwise from top left: All Saints Cathedral, Muir Central College of Allahabad University, Khusro Bagh, New Yamuna Bridge, Anand Bhavan, Triveni Sangam, Allahabad High Court, Thornhill Mayne Memorial
The Sangam City, City of Prime Ministers,
Abode of God
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Allahabad Municipal Corporation|
|• Metropolis||82 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||98 m (322 ft)|
|• Density||13,570/km2 (35,140/sq mi)|
|• Metro rank||40th|
|Demonyms||Prayagraji, Allahabadi, Ilahabadi|
|• Additional official||Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||852 ♀/1000♂|
Prayagraj (Hindi: प्रयागराज formerly called as Allahabad), is a city in Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is located where Ganges and Yamuna rivers join. This city is a holy city for Hindus. It is best known for Kumbh fair. This fair occurs every 12th year in Prayagraj.
Previously Prayagraj known as Allahabad. The name has changed in Yogi Government Uttar Pradesh in 2018.
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The Ashoka pillar at Allahabad (photo c. 1900) contains many inscriptions since the 3rd-century BCE. Sometime about 1575 CE, Birbal of Akbar's era added an inscription that mentions the "Magh mela at Prayag Tirth Raj".
Tomb of Nithar Begum (daughter of Mughal Emperor Jahangir) at Khusro Bagh.
Allahabad University, established in 1887, is one of the oldest modern universities in the Indian subcontinent.
The Yamuna in Allahabad during the rainy season
A typical Indian peacock, found in Allahabad on a large scale
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