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Allahabad
Nicknames: 
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
 • Density13,570/km2 (35,140/sq mi)
 • Metro1,216,719
 • Metro rank
40th
Language
 • OfficialHindi[7]
 • Additional officialUrdu[7]
 • RegionalAwadhi[8]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
211001-18
Vehicle registrationUP-70
Sex ratio852 /1000
WebsiteOfficial district website

Prayagraj (Hindi: प्रयागराज formerly called as Allahabad), 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

  1. Mani, Rajiv (21 May 2014). "Sangam city, Allahabad". Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140525090000/http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/Girl-from-Sangam-city-grabs-headlines-in-US/articleshow/35421311.cms. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. "City of Prime Ministers". Government of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140813071307/http://allahabad.nic.in/history.htm. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  3. Nicknames of Indian Cities – Complete List. 26 October 2017. http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2016/02/nicknames-of-indian-cities-pdf-version.html. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 
  4. "Allahabad" (in en). Government of Uttar Pradesh. http://allahabadmc.gov.in/city_profile.html. 
  5. "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130723151530/http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/India2/Table_2_PR_Cities_1Lakh_and_Above.pdf. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  6. "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131017153124/http://censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/India2/Table_3_PR_UA_Citiees_1Lakh_and_Above.pdf. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA". Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original on 25 May 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170525141614/http://nclm.nic.in/shared/linkimages/NCLM52ndReport.pdf. Retrieved 20 December 2018. 
  8. "Awadhi". https://www.ethnologue.com/language/awa. 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