17 Facts About Uttar Pradesh

1. The government of Uttar Pradesh considered Formula One to be entertainment and not a sport, and thus imposed taxes on the event and participants.

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2. Uttar Pradesh won its first Ranji Trophy tournament in February 2006, beating Bengal in the final.

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3. In May 2013 Uttar Pradesh had the largest number of mobile subscribers in the country, a total of 121.60 million mobile phone connections out of 861.66 million in India, according to the telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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4. Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of deaths—23,219—due to road and rail accidents in 2015, according to NCRB data.

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5. Uttar Pradesh has been called India's under-achiever because it has provided India with eight prime ministers while remaining a poor state.

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6. Uttar Pradesh is one of the seven states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha and the Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council).

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7. Uttar Pradesh has a large number of people living below the poverty line.

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8. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India, with 199,581,477 people on 1 March 2011.

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9. Uttar Pradesh has a large population and a high population growth rate.

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10. Uttar Pradesh has more metropolitan cities than any other state in India.

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11. Uttar Pradesh is divided into 75 districts under these 18 divisions:.

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12. Uttar Pradesh has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four seasons.

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13. Uttar Pradesh hosted modern educational institutions such as the Benaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University and the Darul Uloom Deoband.

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14. Uttar Pradesh continued to be central to Indian politics and was especially important in modern Indian history as a hotbed of the Indian independence movement.

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15. In the Mughal era, Uttar Pradesh became the heartland of the empire.

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16. Uttar Pradesh was home to powerful empires of ancient and medieval India.

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17. The economy of Uttar Pradesh is the fourth-largest state economy in India with 14.89 lakh crore in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of 55,000 (US$770).

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