Also known as:
“Land of the Gods”
No. Of districts:
53,483 sq.km(20,650 sq mi)
Hindi, Sanskrit, Garhwali, Kumaoni
Date of establishment:
9th November 2000
189/sq.km (490/sq mi)
Basmati rice, wheat, soybeans, groundnuts, coarse cereals, pulses, and oil seeds are the major crops grown in the state.Industry: Tourism and hydro power are the major industries of the state.
It borders Tibet on the north; the Mahakali Zone of the Far-Western Region, Nepal on the east; and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the northwest.
Art & Culture:
(a) Dances: Langvir Nritya, Barada Nati, Hurka Baul, Jhora-Chanchri, Jhumaila, Chauphula, and Chholiya.
(b) Festivals: Kumbh Mela, Kanwar Yatra, Kandali Festival, Ramman, Harela mela, Nauchandi mela, Uttarayani mela and Nanda Devi Mela take place.
Bhotia, Buksa, Jaunsari, Raji, Tharu
Musk deer (Moschus cupreus)
Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus)