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Facts About Uttaranchal
The fact that Uttaranchal is also called "Dev Bhoomi" (God's land), is no exaggeration, where nature is at its splendour and perhaps that's why God's also couldn't resist coming here. Be it "Valley of flowers" or "Queen of Hills" (Mussoorie), historical or religious places and its culture or tradition. It's a tourist's paradise! Eager to know more about Uttaranchal! Have a look at its facts.
Overview | Seasons | Places To Visit | Folk Songs And Dances | Major Rivers | Major Crops And Fruits | Mineral Deposits

Overview
Formation of State :
Uttaranchal became the 27th state of the Republic of India on 9th November 2000. The State is carved out of Uttar Pradesh. It occupies 17.3% of India's total omega replica land area with 51,125 sq km.
Capital: Dehradun (Interim)
Longitude: 77° 34' 27" E to 81° 02' 22" E
Latitude: 28° 53' 24" N to 31° 27' 50" N
Total Area: 53,484 sq. km.
Total Forest Area: 34,434 sq. km.
Hilly Area : 92.57%
Plains: 7.43%
Borders:
International: China, Nepal.
National: Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh.
Districts: Pithoragarh, Almora, Nainital, Haridwar, Bageshwar, Champawat, Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar, Chamoli, Dehradun, Rudraprayag
High Court: Nainital.
Languages Spoken: Kumaoni, Garhwali, Hindi.
State Animal, Bird, Flower And Tree :
Musk Deer Monal Brahma Kamal Burans
Musk Deer
(Moschus Chrysogaster)
Monal
(Lophoorus Impejanus)
Brahma Kamal
(Saussurea Obvallata)
Burans
(Rhododendron Arboreum)
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Seasons
Summer Season : March to June mid.
Rainy Season     : Mid June to mid September.
Winter Season   : Mid September to February.

Places To Visit
Tourist And Historical Places :
Nainital, Mussoorie, Pauri, Almora, Ranikhet, Khirsu, Champawat, Dayara, Auli, Khatling, Vedini Bugyal, Valley Of Flowers, Lansdown, Lakhamandal, Paataal Bhuvaneshwar, Gangolihaat, Jolljivi, Kataarmal, Kosini, Jageshwar, Dwarahaat, Someshwar, Baijnath, Pindari Glacier etc.
Mussoorie Lake Skiing at Auli
Pilgrimage Sites :
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Panchkedar, Panchbadri, Panchprayag, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Hemkund Sahib, Purnagiri, Chittai, Kaliyar Sharif, Nanakmatta Sahib, Rettha Sahib etc.
Har Ki Pauri Hemkund Sahib
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Folk Songs And Dances
Jhumallo, Thadya, Chaunfla, Rasau, Pandwana, Tandi, Bhadgeet, Jaagar, Chaanchri, Chholia etc.
Folk Dance Folk Dance
Major Rivers
Bhagirathi (Ganga), Alaknanda, Mandakani, Pindari, Tones, Yamuna, Kali, Nyaar, Bhilangana, Saryu, Ramganga etc.
Holi River Ganga
Major Crops And Fruits
Major Crops: Rice, Wheat, Barley, Corn, Mandua, Hangora etc.
Major Fruits: Apple, Leechi, Pulam, Naashpati, Maalta etc.

Mineral Deposits
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