Uttarakhand is a state in the northern region of India. it is the 20th most populous state in India and the 19th largest Indian state by area. Uttarakhand was formed on the 9th of November 2000 as the 27th State of India, when it was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh. Located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, it is largely a hilly State, having international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. On its northwest lies Himachal Pradesh, while on the south is Uttar Pradesh.
As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Uttarakhand in 2011 was 10,086,292 (1 Crore) and It has an estimated population growth rate of 11.55% during 2011-2021. As per Census population Projections, the estimated population of Uttarakhand in 2024 is 11,795,000(1.17 Crore)
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|Uttarakhand||Census 2011||2024 Estimates|
|Total Population||10,086,292 (1 Crore)||11,795,000|
|Population Density||189/sq. km.||213/sq. km.|
|Total Area||53483 sq. km.||–|
|Average Literacy (%)||78.80%||87.60%|
Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Estimate report
Uttarakhand Historical Population
Uttarakhand has a population growth rate of 18.81% during 2001-2011. In 1910 Population of Uttarakhand was 20 lakh & in the Year 2021, it’s estimated to reach 1.14 Crore, an increase of almost 94 lakh. Let’s look at decade population & percentage change from the Year 1910 to 2011
|Census Year||Population||Absolute Change||Percentage Change|
Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Projection report
Uttarakhand Location on Map
Uttarakhand at a Glance
It is rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests, and snow-clad mountain peaks.
Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains. It’s truly God’s Land (Dev Bhoomi).
Dehradun is the Capital of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful resort in the submountain tracts of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The town lies in the Dun Valley, on the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
It is blessed with a rare bio-diversity, inter-alia, 175 rare species of aromatic & medicinal plants are found in the State. It has almost all major climatic zones, making it amenable to a variety of commercial opportunities in horticulture, floriculture and agriculture. It has a vast tourism potential in adventure, leisure, and eco-tourism.
The State is rich in mineral deposits like limestone, marble, rock phosphate, dolomite, magnesite, copper, gypsum, etc. The number of small-scale industries is 25,294 providing employment to 63,599 persons. As many as 1802 heavy and medium industries with an investment of Rs 20,000 crore employ 5 lakh persons. Most of the industries are forest-based. There is a total of 54,047 handicraft units in the state.
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