Allahabad

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

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Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, and also known as Illahabad and Prayag, is a 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 Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad (Prayagraj) and then flow as the Ganga 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 (Prayagraj) that has jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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.
The district headquarters is Allahabad city which was renamed Prayagraj at the same time as the district was renamed.

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.

Doab

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

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 been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Patliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Kashi, Allahabad, Murshidabad, Munger, Baharampur, Kampilya and Kolkata) have been located on its banks.

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.

Prayag Kumbh Mela

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Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including the Prayag Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon.
The Prayag Kumbh Mela is a Hindu festival mela held at Prayag Triveni Sangam – the meeting points of three rivers: the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati – in Allahabad (officially known as Prayagraj), India.

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.
Allahabad served as its capital from 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 Prayagraj has been described as Akshayavat in the Prayag Mahatmya of the Matsya Purana.

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.
The British won, but they did not take any territory; the whole of Awadh was restored to the Nawab, and the Mughal emperor Shah Alam was restored the subahs of Allahabad and Kora in the lower Doab, with a British garrison in the fort of Allahabad.

Indira Marathon

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

Ceded and Conquered Provinces

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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.

Gwalior

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The 2016 update of the World Health Organization's Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database found Allahabad to have the third highest mean concentration of "PM2.5" (<2.5 μm diameter) particulate matter in the ambient air among all the 2972 cities tested (after Zabol and Gwalior).
Gwalior is one of the major commercial railway stations of the North Central Railway, whose zone headquarters is centred in Allahabad.

Grand Trunk Road

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Acquired in 1801, Allahabad, aside from its importance as a pilgrimage centre, was a stepping stone to the agrarian track upcountry and the Grand Trunk Road.
It runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh west to Howrah, West Bengal in India, then across Northern India passing from Allahabad (Prayagraj) it goes through Delhi, passing from Amritsar towards Lahore and Peshawar in Pakistan, finally terminating in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Panch Prayag

Prayagraj is also called the "Emperor of Five Prayags" (Panch Prayag).
Prayag in Hindu tradition signifies confluence of two or more rivers where ablutions (bathing) before worship, religious rites called the Shraddha (the last rites) for the departed and worship of the river itself as manifestation of God are a prevalent practice.

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.

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 Abode of Bliss) is a large mansion located in Prayagraj, India, best known for once being owned by the Indian political leader Motilal Nehru and being home to the Nehru family until 1930.

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.

Allahabad division

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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.
Parts of the western areas of Allahabad district were carved out to create a new district named Kaushambi.

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.

Chandrashekhar Azad Park

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In Alfred Park in 1931, Chandrashekhar Azad died when surrounded by British police.
Chandrashekhar Azad Park (also known by its former name Alfred Park, and Company Bagh during the Company Raj) is a public park in Allahabad.

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.