Allahabad

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Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj since October 2018, and also known as Illahabad and Prayag, is a metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.wikipedia
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Uttar Pradesh

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Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj since October 2018, and also known as Illahabad and Prayag, is a 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 (Prayagraj) 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 Prayagraj that has jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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 Allahabad (also called Prayag), India.

North India

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As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most populous city in the state, twelfth in 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.
It has a diverse culture, and includes the Hindu pilgrimage centres of Char Dham, Haridwar, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Allahabad, Vaishno Devi and Pushkar, the Buddhist pilgrimage centres of Sarnath and Kushinagar, the Sikh Golden Temple as well as world heritage sites such as the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Khajuraho temples, Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Bhimbetka Caves, Sanchi monuments, Qutb Minar, Red Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal.

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.

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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 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.

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.

Triveni Sangam

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The city lies close to Triveni Sangam, "three-river confluence", original name – Prayag, "place of sacrifice or offering" – which lies at the sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers, a propitious place to conduct sacrifices. Famous landmarks of the city are Allahabad Museum, New Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad University, Triveni Sangam, All Saints Cathedral, Anand Bhavan, Alfred Park etc.
One such Triveni Sangam, in Allahabad, has the confluence of two rivers — the Ganges and the Yamuna.

Alfred Park

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In Alfred Park in 1931, Chandrashekhar Azad died when surrounded by British police. Famous landmarks of the city are Allahabad Museum, New Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad University, Triveni Sangam, All Saints Cathedral, Anand Bhavan, Alfred Park etc.
Chandrasekhar Azad Park (British colonial era Alfred Park and informally Company Bagh) is a public park in Prayagraj.

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.

Akshayavat

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James Forbes' account of the early 1800s claims that it was renamed Allahabad or "abode of God" by Jahangir after he failed to destroy the Akshayabat tree.
A tree in Prayag (Allahabad) has been described as Akshayavat in the Prayag Mahatmya of the Matsya Purana.

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.

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.

Ganges

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The city lies close to Triveni Sangam, "three-river confluence", original name – Prayag, "place of sacrifice or offering" – which lies at the sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers, a propitious place to conduct sacrifices.
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.

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.

Georgetown, Allahabad

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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.

Swaraj Bhavan

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.

All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad

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Famous landmarks of the city are Allahabad Museum, New Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad University, Triveni Sangam, All Saints Cathedral, Anand Bhavan, Alfred Park etc.
All Saints' Cathedral, also known as Patthar Girja (Church of Stones) is an Anglican cathedral located in Prayagraj, India.

Ceded and Conquered Provinces

Ceded 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.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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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).
Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad in British India.

Purushottam Das Tandon

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During the years before independence, Allahabad was home to thousands of satyagrahis led by Purushottam Das Tandon, Bishambhar Nath Pande, Narayan Dutt Tiwari and others.
Purushottam Das Tandon was born in Allahabad.