Lucknow Essay

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LUCKNOW Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh and a second largest city after Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. This metro city is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Lucknow has always been known as amulticultural city, and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lucknow is accessible from every part of India through Air, Rail and Road. It is directly connected with New Delhi, Patna, Calcutta,Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and other major cities by Amausi airport. Rail link joins Lucknow to Pakistan via Amritsar in the west and to Bangladesh railways in the east. The population as per census 2011 is 45,88,455. Hindi is the city's official language. However, the most prominent language spoken in Lucknow is the Hindi-Urdu language. Though it is an ancient language, and is often referred to as Lucknowi Urdu. Tertiary education levels are higher, while the population is younger. As the seat of the government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is the site of Vidhan Sabha, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Kathak, Khayal, Nawabs and Classical music Area: 3244 sqkm Population: 3,681,416 Christian: 1% Literacy: 57.5% Language: Hindi, English & Urdu Sex Ration: 827/per 1000 male Tahsils: 4 Township: 10 Ward: 110 Villages: 823 Basic School: 1895 Higher Secondary School: 121 Degree Colleges: 22 Universities: 2 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH As far as education is concerned there were almost 68 primary schools per lac of population while the corresponding figure for upper primary schools was around 26.6. Lucknow is one of the leading cities in India in terms of number of

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