Uttarakhand GK 2019 Notes in PDF : MCQs, Test Papers, Quiz & Much More!

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History

The name of Uttarakhand mention in the early Hindu scriptures as the combined region of Kedarkhand and Manaskhand. Uttarakhand was also the ancient Puranic term for the Indian Himalayas. Let us check out the major Historical events of Uttarakhand in brief.

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1. Founded on 9 November 2000, became 27 states of Republic
2. Also Known As Devbhumi(Literally Means “Land of God”)
3. Ruled By Pauravas, Kushanas, Kunindas, Guptas, Katyuris, Palas, the Chands, and Parmars and the British have ruled Uttarakhand
4. Major Historical Events it is believed that the Rishi Vyasa had scripted the Mahabharata in Uttarakhand as the Pandavas are believed to have travelled and camped in the region.

Geographical Structure

Uttarakhand has interesting geography. This state is 86% mountainous and 65% covered by forests. The most northern part of the state is covered with Himalayan mountains and glaciers. Below in this table, we have described all the essential Structural and physiographical divisions of Uttarakhand. you must know if you want to clear UKSSC and UKTET or any state-level government jobs.

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1. Total Area 53,483 km2
2. Population 10,086,292
3. The rank of the state
  • Area rank:- 19th
  • Population rank:- 21st
  • Density rank:- 26th
4. Population Density 189/km2 (490/sq mi)
5. State Bounded by
  • Himachal Pradesh to the Northwest
  • Tibet by Northeast
  • Nepal to the southeast
  • South and Southwest by Uttar Pradesh
  • Southwest Haryana
6. Soil & Minerals Gravel to Stiff clay

  • Marble
  • Copper
  • Graphite
  • Gypsum
7. Major Crops
  • Wheat
  • Soybeans
  • Peanut
  • Cereal
  • Legume
8. Forest Area 34,666 km2
9. Climate cold
10. River  

  • Alaknanda River
  • Bhagirathi River
  • Bhilangana river
  • Ganga River
  • Kosi River
11. Dam
  • Tehri Dam
  • Ram Ganga dam
  • Baigul Dam
12. Major Flora
  • Brahma Kamal
  • Kaphal
  • Burans
  • Jamun
  • Shisham
  • Oak
13. Major Fauna
  • Leopards
  • Jungle cat
  • Sloths
  • Himalayan Black bears

Dams and River

Dams River Location
Baigul Dam Baigul and Sukhli Udham Singh Nagar
Bhimtal Dam Bhimtal lake Nainital
Dhauliganga Dam Dhauliganga Dharchula
Dhora Dam Kichha Udham Singh Nagar
Haripura Dam Bhakra Udham Singh Nagar
Ichari Dam Tons Dehradun
Koteshwar Dam Bhagirathi Tehri
Maneri Dam Bhagirathi Uttarkashi
Ramganga Dam Ramganga  Pauri Garhwal
Srinagar Hydro Electric Project Alaknanda River  Pauri Garhwal
Tehri Dam Bhagirathi Tehri
Tumaria Dam Phika Udham Singh Nagar
Lakhwar Yamuna Dehradun
Jamrani Gola Nainital

Lakes

Lakes Location
Chenab Lake Auli
Bhimtal Lake Bhimtal
Baraadsar Lake Gharwal
Hemkund Lake Chamoli
Naini Lake Nanital

National Parks

National Park Location
Jim Corbett National Park Nainital District
Rajaji National Park Mohand Range, Dehradun,
Valley Of Flowers National Park Chamoli District
Nanda Devi National Park Joshimath
Gangotri National Park Uttarkashi
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary Supin Range, Uttarakhand

Mountains

Mountain Location
NANDA DEVI EAST Chamoli
TRISHUL Chamoli
CHAUKHAMBA Uttarkashi–Chamoli
Kamet Chamoli
Sunanda Devi Chamoli–Pithoragarh
Abi Gamin Chamoli
Mana Peak Chamoli
Mukut Parbat Chamoli
Hardeol Chamoli–Pithoragarh
Dunagiri Chamoli
Mana Northwest Chamoli
Satopanth Uttarkashi

Administrative Structure

Uttarakhand is a state situated in North India which is previously known as Uttaranchal. It is also known as ‘Devbhoomi” as there are many Hindu temples and pilgrimage are situated there. Uttarakhand is famous for its natural environment, hills and valleys. Let us see some of the major information about Administrative Structure of Uttarakhand. Enjoy Reading.

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1. Capital Dehradun
2. Administrative HQ Tehri
3. Chief Ministers Trivendra Singh Rawat
4. Governor Baby Rani Maurya
5. State Animal 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. Major Airport
  • Jolly Grant Airport
  • Pantnagar Airport
  • Naini Saini Airport
  • Bharkot Airport
  • Gauchar Airport
14. Major Railway Station
  • Dehradun railway station
  • Kathgodam railway station
  • Haridwar railway station
  • Nanital railway station
  • Rishikesh railway station
15. Official Language Hindi, Sanskrit
16. Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
17. Postal Code 244712 to 263653
18. Vehicle Code  UK 01- XX
19. Judiciary Uttarakhand High Court, Nainital
20. Sex Ratio 963/1000

Stadiums

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

Nickname of Cities

City Special Names
Dehradun
  • School capital of India
  • Dron Nagri
Nainital Lake city
Haldwani Gateway of Kumaon
Kotdwar Gateway of Garhwal
Almora Cultural Capital of Kumaon
Kausani Switzerland of India
Mussoorie Queen Of Hills

Religions

City Special Names
Hinduism 82.97%
Islam 13.95%
Sikhism 2.34%
Christianity 0.37%
Buddhism 0.15%
Jainism 0.09%
Others or not religious 0.13%

Languages

City Special Names
Hindi
89.15%
Urdu
4.22%
Punjabi
2.61%
Bengali
1.50%
Nepali
1.05%
Maithili
0.54%
Others 0.93%

Hydro-electric power stations

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

Arts & Culture

Culture of Uttarakhand is rich and heritage. It is also known as the “Devbhoomi” because of a huge number of Hindu Temples and major pilgrim sites. The art and craft of this state are also very popular worldwide. Let us check out the Complete information about the Culture of Uttarakhand and Tradition which is followed by the people of Uttarakhand.

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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

Tribes

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Jaunsari Tribe Jaunsar-Bawar region
Tharu Tribe- Nepal Terai
Bhotia Tribe Upper Himalayan valleys
Buksa Tribe Dehradun and Nainital districts
Raji Tribe Pithoragarh and champawat district

Temples

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Chitai Golu Temple Almora
Devidhura Bagwal Champawat
Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet
Purnagiri Temple Champawat
Jageshwar Dham Temples, Almora
Binsar Mahadev Temple, Ranikhet
Chandrabadni Temple, Tehri
Koteshwar  Mahadev Temple, Rudraprayag
Kedarnath temple Kedarnath
Golu Devta temple, Ghorakhal

Economy

Uttarakhand state is the fastest-growing state in India. Tourism is the major industry in Uttarakhand. The next important contributor to the economy of Uttarakhand is the agricultural sector. Throughout the given table, we have defined the Current Economic Status of Uttarakhand.

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1. State GDP ₹2.63 lakh crore (US$38 billion)
2. Per capita income ₹190,284 (US$2,800) 1,03,000
3. Growth rate 6.82%(2017-18)
4. Financial Debt 24.4% of the GSDP.
5. GDP per capita rank 9th(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

Education

Education in Uttarakhand is growing at a fast pace. The literacy rate has grown many folds in the previous years and is expected to rise more in the coming years. The state has some of the premier institutions like Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh etc. In this table, we have served the latest Condition of Education in Uttarakhand.

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1 Literacy Rate 79.63%
2  Male 88.33%(male)
3 Female 70.70%(female)
4 No. of School 15,331
5 Affiliation Board CBSE,CISE,UBSE
6 No. of University 24
7 No. of colleges 37

Educational Institution

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Heritage Sites

Uttarakhand has known as his natural beauties. There are many ancient hubs and other popular attractions in Uttarakhand. It is considered as the holiest state of India and often said to be as “The Dev Bhoomi”.It is truly benefited by its exotic location in the feet of Himalayas. Let’s read about Heritage sites and major Tourist Attraction in Uttarakhand.

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1 Major Tourist Places Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun
2 Major Attraction Kedarnath, Badrinath, Chardham
4 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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