27th State of Union of India, estb. 9th November, 2000
Uttarakhand often termed as, ‘Devnagri’ and land of Char Dham was chalked out of Himachal and Uttar Pradesh for better management on 9th November, 2000. Folk dance, music and festivals are a huge part of Uttarakhand culture. The land is blessed with the beauty of the Himalayas and ancient temples.
Capital: Deradhun Area: 53,483 km2
Total No of Districts: 13 with Largest District is Chamoli and Smallest Champawat
Borders with: Uttarakhand is Himalayan state with Himachal Pradesh and Haryana to the north-west and Uttar Pradesh to south-west.
It shares its International borders with Nepal and Tibet.
First Chief Minister: Nitayand Swami Total No of MLAs: 70
Highest Point: Nanda Devi (7,816m)