Uttarakhand is the 27th state of India. This state was formed on 9 November 2000 by separating it from the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The state borders Nepal in the east and Tibet in the north. With this, the boundaries of this state are connected with Uttar Pradesh in the south and Himachal Pradesh in the west.
Dehradun is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand. There are many pilgrimage places and temples in this state, due to which this state is also called the land of gods.
History and Geography of this State
The old name of the state of Uttarakhand was Uttaranchal. But on 9 November 2000, when it was separated from the state of Uttar Pradesh and became the 27th state of India, then it was named Uttarakhand.
But before that, this state was a part of the Uttar Pradesh state itself. The state of Uttarakhand mostly comes under the mountainous region, where the Himalayan ranges are also located.
The region called Garhwal and Kumaon is the two major parts of this state. The state of Uttarakhand is made up of 13 districts. Along with this, this state is also the source of many major rivers of India like the Ganga, Yamuna and so on.
The influence of Hinduism is immense in the state of Uttarakhand. Due to this most of the people of the Hindu religion live in this state as compared to other religions.
However, people of other religions like Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Christianity also live in this state. But they are in very small numbers in comparison to the people of Hinduism. With this, the Hindi language is spoken the most by the people living in this state.
Economy of Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand state of India is the second-fastest-growing state in terms of economy. Where agribusiness is the most prominent part of the economy of this state.
Basmati rice found in the agriculture business of Uttarakhand is popular in India as well as all over the world. Along with this, products like wheat, soy, peach, plum, apple and orange are also manufactured here.
Along with this, the tourist places here are also one of the major sources of the economy of this state. Because many ancient cultures of India are also present here, which includes many pilgrimage places like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Which people come to see from all over India as well as from many countries of the world.
Apart from this, the state is also popular for ice skating and other ice sports. That’s why lakhs of tourists come to Uttarakhand every year to visit here.