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Allahabad (, IAST: Illahabad), also known as Prayag, is a large metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Uttar Pradesh

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Allahabad (, IAST: Illahabad), also known as Prayag, is a large metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is the Judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court being the highest judicial body in the state.
The two major rivers of the state, the Ganges and Yamuna, join at Allahabad and then flow as the Ganges further east.

Allahabad High Court

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The city is the Judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court being the highest judicial body in the state.
The Allahabad High Court or the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad is a high court based in Allahabad that has jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Ganges

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The city's original name – Prayag, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers.
It has also been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Kannauj, Kampilya, Kara, Prayag or Allahabad, Kashi, Pataliputra or Patna, Hajipur, Munger, Bhagalpur, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Nabadwip, Saptagram, Kolkata and Dhaka) located on its banks.

Yamuna

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The city's original name – Prayag, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers.
Originating from the Yamunotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 metres on the southwestern slopes of Banderpooch peaks in the uppermost region of the Lower Himalaya in Uttarakhand, it travels a total length of 1376 km and has a drainage system of 366223 km2, 40.2% of the entire Ganges Basin, before merging with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, the site for the Kumbh Mela, every twelve years.

Allahabad Kumbh Mela

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Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon.
The Allahabad Kumbh Mela is a mela held every 12 years at Prayag (Allahabad), India.

Allahabad district

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It is the administrative headquarters of Allahabad District, the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India, and the Allahabad Division.
Allahabad District is one of the major & largest districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Allahabad city is the district headquarters.

United Provinces of Agra and Oudh

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The city was the capital of the United Provinces from 1902 to 1920 and remained at the forefront of national importance during the struggle for Indian independence.
Allahabad became its capital in 1902 and continued until 1920.

Varanasi

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Alam who was abandoned by Shuja after the defeats, surrendered to the English and was lodged at the fort, as they captured Allahabad, Benares and Chunar in his name.
Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras (Banāras ), or Kashi (Kāśī ), is a city on the banks of the river Ganga in the Uttar Pradesh state of North India, 320 km south-east of the state capital, Lucknow, and 121 km east of Allahabad.

Lucknow

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Allahabad, in 2016, was also ranked the third most liveable city in the state (after Noida and Lucknow) and sixteenth in the country.
In 1920 the provincial seat of government moved from Allahabad to Lucknow.

List of cities in India by population

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As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most populous city in the state, twelfth in the Northern India and thirty-eighth in India, with an estimated population of 1.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region.

Triveni Sangam

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The city's original name – Prayag, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers.
One such Triveni Sangam, in Allahabad, has the confluence of two rivers — the Ganges and the Yamuna (and the mythical Saraswati River).

Doab

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Since then, the city has been a political, cultural and administrative centre of the Doab region.
The Yamuna-Ganga Doab or Uttar Pradesh Doab designates the flat alluvial tract between the Ganges and Yamuna rivers extending from the Sivalik Hills to the two rivers' confluence at Allahabad.

Alfred Park

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In Alfred Park in 1931, Chandrashekhar Azad died when surrounded by British police.
Chandrasekhar Azad Park (British colonial era Alfred Park and informally Company Bagh) is a public park in Allahabad.

North-Western Provinces

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Allahabad became the capital of the North-Western Provinces in 1858, and was the capital of India for a day.
In 1902, this province was reorganized to form the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh Allahabad served as its capital in 1858 when it also became the capital of India for a day.

Gupta Empire

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The area became part of the Maurya and Gupta Empires from the east and the Kushan Empire from the west before being governed by Kannauj during the 15th century.
The proponents of this theory argue that according to the Puranas, the territory of the early Gupta kings included Prayaga, Saketa, and other areas in the Ganges basin.

Akshayavat

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Alexander Cunningham believes the tree described by him was the Akshayavat tree and probably still existed at the time of Al-Biruni who called it the "tree of Allahabad", with the practice of jumping from it to commit suicide still continuing by his time.
A tree in Prayag (Allahabad) has been described as Akshayavat in the Prayag Mahatmya of the Matsya Purana.

Indira Gandhi

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Allahabad is known as the City of Prime Ministers because seven out of 15 prime ministers of India since independence have connections to Allahabad (Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Gulzarilal Nanda, Vishwanath Pratap Singh and Chandra Shekhar).
Indira Gandhi was born as Indira Nehru in a Kashmiri Pandit family on 19 November, 1917 in Allahabad.

Minto Park, Allahabad

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That year he read Queen Victoria's proclamation, transferring control of India from the East India Company to the British Crown (beginning the British Raj), in Minto Park.
Minto Park, officially Madan Mohan Malaviya Park, is a park in Allahabad, India.

Allahpur

In the north of the Railway Station, the new city consists of neighbourhoods like Lukergunj, Civil Lines, Georgetown, Tagoretown, Allahpur, Ashok Nagar, Mumfordgunj, Bharadwaj Puram and others which are relatively new and were built during the British rule.
Allahpur is a locality (township) of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Indira Marathon

Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon.
The Indira Marathon is a national annual full marathon held in Allahabad, India.

Maulvi Liaquat Ali

Allahabad was a participant in the 1857 Indian Mutiny, when Maulvi Liaquat Ali unfurled the banner of revolt.
Maulvi Liaquat Ali was a Muslim religious leader from Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in present-day India.

Swaraj Bhavan

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The Nehru family homes, Anand Bhavan and Swaraj Bhavan, were centres of Indian National Congress activity.
Swaraj Bhavan (formerly Anand Bhavan, meaning Adobe of Bliss) is a large mansion located in Allahabad, India.

Ceded and Conquered Provinces

In 1833 it became the seat of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces region before its capital was moved to Agra in 1835.
At the start of the 19th century, only the Banares division and the fort of Allahabad in present-day Uttar Pradesh were under British rule.

Georgetown, Allahabad

Georgetown
In the north of the Railway Station, the new city consists of neighbourhoods like Lukergunj, Civil Lines, Georgetown, Tagoretown, Allahpur, Ashok Nagar, Mumfordgunj, Bharadwaj Puram and others which are relatively new and were built during the British rule.
George Town is a neighborhood of Allahabad, India.

Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Allahabad is known as the City of Prime Ministers because seven out of 15 prime ministers of India since independence have connections to Allahabad (Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Gulzarilal Nanda, Vishwanath Pratap Singh and Chandra Shekhar).
Shastri's father, Sharada Prasad Srivastava, was a school teacher who later became a clerk in the revenue office at Allahabad, while his mother, Ramdulari Devi, was the daughter of Munshi Hazari Lal, the headmaster and English teacher at a railway school in Mughalsarai.