An Insight & Static Awareness of Uttarakhand

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General / Static Awareness of Uttarakhand GK

Let us look at the Static Awareness of Uttarakhand:

Static Awareness of Uttarakhand GK: Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India. It was carved out of Uttar Pradesh.

In January 2007, the name of the state was officially changed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand. The state has two regions namely Kumaon and Garhwal.

Capital city: Dehradun

Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat

Governor: Dr. Krishna Kant Paul

High Court: High court of Uttarakhand, Nainital

International Borders: China (Tibet) in the North and Nepal in the East

Border States: Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh

State Day: 9th November

Famous National Parks in Uttarakhand:

  • Jim Corbett National Park
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Valley Of Flowers National Park
  • Gangotri National Park

Famous Airports in Uttarakhand:

  1. Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun
  2. Naini Saini Airport (Pithoragarh Airstrip) – Pithoragarh
  3. Pantnagar Airport – Pantnagar of Udham Singh Nagar district

Famous Temples/Archaeological Monuments/Sites:

  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Badrinath Temple
  • Yamunotri Temple
  • Gangotri Temple
  • Nanda Devi Temple
  • Har Ki Pauri

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Nick Names of Cities:

  • Dehradun                              School capital of India
  • Mussoorie                                 Queen of the Mountains
  • Rishikesh                                 City of Sages / Yoga City

Folk Dances:

  1. Ramola Dance
  2. Choliya Dance
  3. Pandav Nritya

Famous Festivals of Uttarakhand:

  • Kumbh Mela
  • Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra
  • Kandali Festival

Rivers flowing through Uttarakhand:

Ganga, Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, Yamuna

Famous Dams:

  • Tehri Dam – Bhagirathi river
  • Lakhwar Dam – Yamuna river
  • Koteshwar Dam – Bhagirathi river

Famous Power Plants:

  • Chibro Power Plant
  • Khodri Power Plant
  • Chilla Power Plant


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