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Allahabad district (Hindi: इलाहाबाद ज़िला, Urdu: الہ آباد ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Allahabad town is the district headquarters. Allahabad district is a part of Allahabad Division.

As of 2011 it is the most populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71).[1]

Allahabad is a holy city in Hindu religion, also known as Prayag. It is a place where the three rivers - Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical river of Sarasvati meet at a point known as Sangam. Sangam is one of the most significant points of Allahabad.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Allahabad district has a population of 5,959,798,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Eritrea[2] or the US state of Missouri.[3] This gives it a ranking of 13th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 1,087 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,820 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.74 %.[1] Allahabad has a sex ratio of 902 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 74.41 %.[1]

LanguagesEdit

People in the district speak Awadhi, a language in the Hindi-Urdu continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region;[4] and Bagheli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[5] (compared to 60% for German and English)[6] and is spoken by about 7 800 000 people in Bagelkhand.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Eritrea 5,939,484 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Missouri 5,988,927" 
  4. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Awadhi: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=awa. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  5. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bfy. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=eng. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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