Dehradun

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Dehradun

Dera Doon
City
Forest Research InstituteBuddha Temple, Clement Town
Dehradun Skyline at nightClock Tower, DehradunRobber's Cave Dehradun
The Doon SchoolIndian Military Academy
Clockwise from top:
Forest Research Institute, Buddha Temple at Clement Town, Robber's Cave, Indian Military Academy, The Doon School, Dehradun Skyline at night and Dehradun Ghantaghar.
Nickname(s): 
Doon
Dehradun is located in Uttarakhand
Dehradun
Dehradun
Dehradun is located in India
Dehradun
Dehradun
Coordinates: 30°20′42″N 78°01′44″E / 30.345°N 78.029°E / 30.345; 78.029Coordinates: 30°20′42″N 78°01′44″E / 30.345°N 78.029°E / 30.345; 78.029
Country India
State Uttarakhand
DistrictDehradun
Founded1676
Municipality1867
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyDehradun Municipal Corporation
 • MayorSunil Uniyal 'Gama' (BJP)
 • Municipal CommissionerVinay Shankar Pandey,[1] IAS
Area
 • City196.48 km2 (75.86 sq mi)
 • Metro
300 km2 (100 sq mi)
Elevation
640 m (2,100 ft)
Population
 • City803,983 (2018)
 • Rank79th
 • Metro1,279,083 (2001)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi[7]
 • Additional officialSanskrit[8][9]
 • RegionalGarhwali, Jaunsari
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
248001
Telephone code+91-135
Vehicle registrationUK-07
Websitedehradun.nic.in

Dehradun (/ˌdɛrəˈdn/) is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna. The city is in the foothills of the Himalayas and known for its beautiful landscape.

References[change | change source]

  1. https://nagarnigamdehradun.com/whos.php
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About Nagar Nigam Dehradun".
  3. "Census of India - Uttarakhand - Town Amenities (Row 27, Column 24)" (PDF). Census of India. p. 391. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  5. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  6. "Dehradun". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  7. "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  8. "Sanskrit is second official language in Uttarakhand". Hindustan Times. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  9. "Sanskrit second official language of Uttarakhand". The Hindu. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2020.