Most Important Uttarakhand Static GK Updates 2020: Uttarakhand Static Awareness

In this space, we will be discussing Uttarakhand and other aspects related to it. The state static GK is very important from exam point of view. There are several exams where questions from these topics do come like: SSC, UPSC, State Services, AFCAT etc. Let's take a tour of the Land's of God. Read this article to know more about it

| Updated On August 9th, 2020 at 11:59 am

Uttarakhand is an Indian state that is situated in northern India. This state is also known as the Lands of Gods, because of its immpecable beauty. Uttarakhand was formed out of the north-western districts of Uttar Pradesh and the Himalayas on 9 November 2000. This place is considered to be  most naturally bestowed states in India. In this space, we will be discussing about Uttarakhand and other aspects related to it. The state static GK is very important from exam point of view. There are several exams where questions from this topics do come like: SSC, UPSC, State services, AFCAT etc. Let’s take a tour of the Land’s of God.

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Uttarakhand: Background

The state name has its origin from the early Hindu scriptures as the combined region of Kedarkhand and Manaskhand. Indian Himalayas were also known as Uttarakhand and it also derive its name from there. 

S.No Description Answer
1. Foundation 9 November 2000, and became the 27th state of the  India
2. Also Known As Devbhumi(which means “Land of God”)
3. Ruled By Pauravas, Kushanas, Kunindas, Guptas, Katyuris, Palas, the Chands, and Parmars and the British have ruled Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand: Geographical Structure

It has a very dynamic geographical structure as it has  86% mountainous and 65% covered by forests. Majority of the northern part  of the state is covered with Himalayan mountains and glaciers. Given below are some of the points you must remeber and are even important from exam point of view:

Description Summary
Total Area 53,483 km2
Population 10,086,292
The rank of the state
  • Area rank:- 19th
  • Population rank:- 21st
  • Density rank:- 27th
Population Density 189/sq km (490/sq mi)
State Bounded by
  • Himachal Pradesh to the Northwest
  • Tibet by Northeast
  • Nepal to the southeast
  • South and Southwest by Uttar Pradesh
  • Southwest Haryana
Soil & Minerals Gravel to Stiff clay

  • Marble
  • Copper
  • Graphite
  • Gypsum
Major Crops
  • Wheat
  • Soybeans
  • Peanut
  • Cereal
  • Legume
Forest Area 24,295 km2     
Climate cold
River
  • Alaknanda River
  • Bhagirathi River
  • Bhilangana river
  • Ganga River
  • Kosi River
Dam
  • Tehri Dam
  • Ram Ganga dam
  • Baigul Dam
Major Flora
  • Brahma Kamal
  • Kaphal
  • Burans
  • Jamun
  • Shisham
  • Oak
Major Fauna
  • Leopards
  • Jungle cat
  • Sloths
  • Himalayan Black bears
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Uttarakhand: Dams and River

Given below are some of the Important list of Dams and Rivers of Uttarakhand:

Dams River
Baigul Dam Baigul and Sukhli
Dhauliganga Dam Dhauliganga
Dhora Dam Kichha
Haripura Dam Bhakra
Ichari Dam Tons
Koteshwar Dam Bhagirathi
Maneri Dam Bhagirathi
Ramganga Dam Ramganga
Srinagar Hydro Electric Project Alaknanda River
Tehri Dam Bhagirathi
Tumaria Dam Phika
Lakhwar Yamuna
Jamrani Gola
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Uttarakhand: Lakes

Given below are some of the important lakes of Uttarakhand:

Lakes
Chenab Lake
Bhimtal Lake
Baraadsar Lake
Hemkund Lake
Naini Lake
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Uttarakhand: National Parks

Given below are some of the National Parks of Uttarakhand:

National Park
Jim Corbett National Park
Rajaji National Park
Valley Of Flowers National Park
Nanda Devi National Park
Gangotri National Park
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary
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Uttarakhand: Administrative Structure

Given below are some of the facts related to the Administrative Structure of Uttarakhand:

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Dehradun
2. Administrative HQ Almora Town
3. Chief Ministers Trivendra Singh Rawat
4. Governor Baby Rani Maurya
5. State Animal Alpine Musk Deer
6. State Bird Himalayan Monal
7. State Flower Brahma Kamal
8. State Tree Burans
9. No. of Division 2 (Garhwal and Kumaon)
10. No. of District 13
11. Loksabha Seats 5
12. Rajaya Sabha Seats 3
13. Official Language Hindi, Sanskrit
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Uttarakhand: Transporation

Given below are some of the major airports and Railway Stations of Uttarakhand that plays a very important role:

Major Airport
  • Jolly Grant Airport
  • Pantnagar Airport
  • Naini Saini Airport
  • Bharkot Airport
  • Gauchar Airport
Major Railway Station
  • Dehradun railway station
  • Kathgodam railway station
  • Haridwar railway station
  • Rishikesh railway station
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Uttarakhand: Stadiums

There are several stadiums that have witnessed the grandeur of many big Championships and Tournaments. Some of the stadiums are given below:

Stadium Location
Indira Gandhi International Sports Stadium Haldwani
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Dehradun
Doon School Ground Dehradun
Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Dehradun

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Uttarakhand: Hydro-electric power stations

Given below are some of the Hydro-electric power stations of Uttarakhand:

Name Location
Chibro Power Plant The Ichari Dam
Chilla Power Plant The Pashulok Barrage, Dehradun
Dhakrani Power Plant The Dakpathar Barrage, Dakpathar
Shrinagar Hydro Electric Project Srinagar, in Pauri Garhwal district
Dharasu Power Station Dharasu in Uttarkashi district
Khodri Power Plant Dakpathar
Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project located on the river Bhagirathi
Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Project Uttarkashi – Gangotri Rd Jamak
Mohammadpur Power Plant The Bhimgoda Barrage, Haridwar
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Uttarakhand: Arts & Culture

Uttarakhand is a beautiful city having a diverse culture and art. Given below are some of the famous folk dance, Music and Food that differentiate Uttarakhand from any other state.

S.No Description Summary
1. Folk Dance Barada Nati
2. Traditional Music
  • Jagar
  • Chaumasa
  • Thadya
  • Manuals
  • Panwaras
  • Jhoda
3.  Major Festival
  • Basant Panchami
  • Harela
  • Nanda Devi Fair
  • Ramman
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Uttarayani Festival
4. Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Kafuli
  • Bhang Ki Chutney
  • Phaanu
  • Kandalee Ka Saag
  • Dubuk
  • Singori
  • Garhwal ka Fannah
  • Badi
  • Bal mithai
5. Traditional Dress Men-kurta,dhoti
Women-Ghaghra, kameez
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Uttarakhand: Temples

Given below are the names of the famous temples of Uttarakhand, where you must visit:

S.No
Chitai Golu Temple
Devidhura Bagwal
Jhoola Devi Temple,
Purnagiri Temple
Jageshwar Dham Temples,
Binsar Mahadev Temple,
Chandrabadni Temple,
Koteshwar  Mahadev Temple,
Kedarnath temple
Golu Devta temple,

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Uttarakhand: Economy

Uttarakhand is best known for its tourism places and thrive on it majorily. Currently, it is one of the fastest growing state and given below are some of the facts to prove that:

S.No Description Summary
1. State GDP ₹2.93 lakh crore (US$41 billion)
2. Per capita income ₹194,293 (US$2,700)
3. Growth rate 6.9%(2018-19)
4. Financial Debt 24.4% of the GSDP.
5. GDP per capita rank 6th(2018-19)
6. Major Industries
  • Food Processing industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Tourism
  • Cement
  • Information and Communication technology
7. Major Imports Petrochemicals
8. Major exports
  • Leechi
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Basmati rice
  • Horticulture

Uttarakhand: Heritage Sites

Uttarakhand is a tourist state and there are many places where you can visit. Some of the famous places are given below:

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun
2 Major Attraction Kedarnath, Badrinath, Chardham
3 Sanctuaries
  • Assan Barrage Bird sanctuary
  • Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary
  • Askot Musk Deer Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sananadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

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