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Uttarakhand

उत्तरखन्द्
उत्तराखण्ड
State of India
Nanda Devi, National Mountain of India
Nanda Devi, National Mountain of India
Nickname(s): 
"Devabhumi" (literally "Land of the Gods")
A map showing where Uttarakhand is in the Republic of India
A map showing where Uttarakhand is in the Republic of India
Map of Uttarakhand
Map of Uttarakhand
Country  India
Region North India
Area
 • Total 56,019 km2 (21,629 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 10,116,752
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
Official languages Hindi · Sanskrit

Uttarakhand (2000-2006: Uttaranchal); (Sanskrit:उत्तरखन्द्), is a state in northern India. The state had 8,479,562 people as of the 2001 census. It covers an area of 20,682 square miles (53,570 km2). It is bigger than Bosnia and Herzegovina, but smaller than Croatia, although the border with China is still disputed. The land contains high mountains. In traditional Indian geography, it falls within the North Indian zone.

Provincial symbols of Uttarakhand

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