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Prayagraj

Allahabad
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
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
Nicknames: 
The Sangam City,[1] City of Prime Ministers,[2]
Abode of God[3]
Prayagraj is located in India
Prayagraj
Prayagraj
Location of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh
Prayagraj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Prayagraj
Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)
Coordinates: 25°27′N 81°51′E / 25.450°N 81.850°E / 25.450; 81.850Coordinates: 25°27′N 81°51′E / 25.450°N 81.850°E / 25.450; 81.850
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionPrayagraj division
DistrictPrayagraj district
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyAllahabad Municipal Corporation
 • MayorAbhilasha Gupta (BJP)
 • Divisional CommissionerAshish Kumar Goel, IAS
 • District MagistrateBhanu Chandra Goswami, IAS
 • Inspector General, Allahabad RangeMohit Aggarwal, IPS
 • Senior Superintendent of PoliceNitin Tiwari, IPS
Area
 • Metropolis82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (2011)[5]
 • Metropolis1,112,544
 • Rank36th
 • Density14,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
 • Metro1,216,719
 • Metro rank
40th
DemonymsPrayagraji, Allahabadi, Ilahabadi
Language
 • OfficialHindi[7]
 • Additional officialUrdu[7]
 • RegionalAwadhi[8]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
211001-18
Telephone code+91-532
Vehicle registrationUP-70
Sex ratio852 /1000
WebsiteOfficial district website

Prayagraj (Hindi: प्रयागराज, 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.[9][10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mani, Rajiv (21 May 2014). "Sangam city, Allahabad". Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  2. "City of Prime Ministers". Government of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  3. "Nicknames of Indian Cities – Complete List". 26 October 2017. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  4. "Allahabad". allahabadmc.gov.in. Government of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. "Census 2011" (PDF). Census India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  6. "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Census India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  8. "Awadhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  9. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/allahabad-becomes-prayagraj-how-yogi-adityanath-decides-names-of-places/articleshow/66255821.cms
  10. https://www.firstpost.com/india/allahabad-becomes-prayagraj-before-claiming-saffronisation-historical-and-cultural-imperative-must-be-examined-5392831.html