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Allahabad
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Uttar Pradesh • India
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 Allahabad 
Coordinates: 25.45° N 81.85° E
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

• 98 m (322 ft)
District(s) Allahabad
Population
Density
4,941,510[1] (2001)
• 911/km² (2,359/sq mi)[2]
Mayor
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
Vehicle

• 211 0xx
• +0532
• UP-70

Coordinates: 25.45° N 81.85° E Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is extremely diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills and plateaus. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The divisions of a district. ... Allahabad district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Allahabad town is the district headquarters. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by the Indian Postal Service (similar to the ZIP Code in the United States). ... For the past decade or so, telecommunication activities have gained momentum in India. ... Licence plates on the back of a taxi in Kolkata. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

This article is about the Indian city. For other uses, see Allahabad (disambiguation).

Allahabad pronunciation  (Hindi: इलाहाबाद, Urdu: إلٰه‌آباد, Ilāhābād) is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Allāhābād, Persian for the town of Allah, may mean: Allahabad, India: one of the major cities of Uttar Pradesh (India). ... Image File history File links Allahabad. ... Hindi (Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is one of the official languages of the Union government of India. ... (, historically spelled Ordu), is an Indo-European language within the Indic branch of the Indo-Iranian subfamily. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ...


The name was given to the city by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583. Its English rendering is Allahabad, implying a naming based on Allah ("the god" or "God"), God's Arabic reference in Islam. However this is not case as the city's actual name, and the way it is spoken and written in India, is Ilāhābād; ilāh being Arabic for "(a) god" (in this context from Din-i-Ilahi, the religion founded by Akbar), and "-ābād" is Persian for "place of". It has been suggested that Mughal Era be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Akbar (disambiguation). ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Allah is the Arabic language word for God. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... is the Arabic for deity. It is cognate to Northwest Semitic ’ēl and Akkadian ilu. ... Din-i-Ilahi (دين إلهي) or Divine Faith, was a syncretic religion propounded by the Mughal emperor Akbar, intended to merge the best elements of the religions of his empire (primarily Hinduism and Islam; elements were also taken from Christianity, Jainism and Zoroastrianism), and thereby reconcile the sectarian differences that divided his... Persian (Local names: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi)* is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well as by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ...


The ancient name of the city is Prayag (Sanskrit for "place of sacrifice" and "Confluence") and is considered to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world). It is one of four sites of the Kumbh Mela, the others being Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. It has a position of importance in the Hindu religion and mythology since it is situated at the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and Hindu belief says that the invisible Sarasvati River joins here also. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is an old Indo-Aryan language from the Indian Subcontinent, the classical literary language of the Hindus of India[1], a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Brahma (IAST: Brahmā) (Devanagari ब्रह्मा, pronounced as ) is the Hindu god (deva) of creation, and one of the Hindu Trinity - Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ... Nashik or Nasik is a city, and also a district and division, in Indias Maharashtra state. ... Sangam in Hindi means the confluence. ... This article is about the river. ... Not to be confused with Jamuna River. ... The Sarasvati River is an ancient river that is mentioned in Hindu texts. ...


Because solar events in Allahabad occur exactly 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich, the city is the reference point for Indian Standard Time, maintained by the city's observatory. Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ...


Allahabad At A Glance

Allahabad is one of the largest cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. It encompasses a large area and is an inland peninsula surrounded by the rivers Ganga and Yamuna from three sides with only one side connected to the mainland. Along with a large number of areas within Allahabad City, there are several satellite cities on the other side of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and are considered as satellite cities of Allahabad. There are also a large number of Townships and Villages near Allahabad City within Allahabad District. Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... Ganga may refer to: Ganges River, a river in India Ganga, the Hindu goddess that personifies the Ganges River The Gangas, an ancient southern Indian dynasty Ganga (music), a type of rural folk singing from Croatia and Herzegovina Daren Ganga, a West Indian cricketer Ganga, an alternate spelling of ganja... Not to be confused with Jamuna River. ... Ganga may refer to: Ganges River, a river in India Ganga, the Hindu goddess that personifies the Ganges River The Gangas, an ancient southern Indian dynasty Ganga (music), a type of rural folk singing from Croatia and Herzegovina Daren Ganga, a West Indian cricketer Ganga, an alternate spelling of ganja... Not to be confused with Jamuna River. ... Allahabad district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Allahabad town is the district headquarters. ...

Main article: History of Allahabad
Main article: Areas Of Allahabad

Allahabad is one of the largest cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. ... Allahabad is one of the largest cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. ... Allahabad is one of the largest cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. ... Allahabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh,India is famous for its rich intellectual past and for giving to the country and to the world,several eminent personalities in different walks of life. ... Allahabad,a city in the State of Uttar Pradesh,India is an important tourist destination attracting a large number of tourists annually. ... Allahabad is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh,India. ... Allahabad is one of the largest cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. ... The 2001 Kumbh Mela. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Allahabad. ... The following is a list of the amenities of Allahabad. ...

References

  1. ^ Ranking of Districts by Population Size in 1991 and 2001. Government of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved on 2007-02-04.
  2. ^ Ranking of Districts by Population Density. Government of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved on 2007-02-04.

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External links

  • Allahabad travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Current time and weather conditions in Allahabad
  • Allahabad and other Indian Pilgrim Centers
Hindu Holy Cities in India
AllahabadAyodhyaBadrinathDharmasthalaDwarkaGayaGuruvayurHaridwarRishikeshKalahastiKanchipuramKedarnathKollurMathuraMayapurNashikNathdwaraPuriRameswaramSabarimalaSomnathSringeriSrirangam • Tirumala - Tirupati • UjjainVaranasiVrindavan
Million plus cities in India
AgraAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAsansolBangaloreBhopalChennaiCoimbatoreDelhiDhanbadFaridabadHyderabadIndoreJabalpurJaipurJamshedpurKanpurKochiKolkataLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMeerutMumbaiNagpurNashikPatnaPuneRajkotSuratVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnam


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State of Uttar Pradesh
Divisions AgraAllahabadAzamgarhBareillyBastiChitrakootDevipatanFaizabadGorakhpurJhansiKanpurLucknowMirzapurMoradabadSaharanpurVaranasi
Districts AgraAligarhAllahabadAmbedkar NagarAuraiyaAzamgarhBadaunBagpatBahraichBalliaBalrampurBandaBarabankiBareillyBastiBijnorBulandshahrChandauliChitrakootDevariaEtahEtawahFaizabadFarrukhabadFatehpurFirozabadGautam Buddha NagarGhaziabadGhazipurGondaGorakhpurHamirpurHardoiJalaunJaunpurJhansiJyotiba Phule NagarKannaujKanpur Dehat (Akbarpur)Kanpur NagarKaushambiKushinagar (Padrauna)Lakhimpur KheriLalitpurLucknowMahamaya (Hathras)MaharajganjMahobaMainpuriMathuraMauMeerutMirzapurMoradabadMuzaffarnagarPilibhitPratapgarhRaebareliRampurSaharanpurSant Kabir NagarSant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi)ShahjahanpurShravastiSiddharthnagarSitapurSonbhadraSultanpurUnnaoVaranasi
Major cities AgraAllahabadKanpurLucknowMeerutVaranasi

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