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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Haridwar pronunciation also known as Hardwar is a holy city and municipal board in the Haridwar District in the state of Uttaranchal in northern India. Literally meaning Gateway to God, Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places according to Hindus, as the devas are said to have left their footprints there. Haridwar has a rich ancient religious and cultural heritage.
 
As of 2001 India census, Haridwar had a population of 175,010. The males constitute 54 percent of the population and females 46 percent. Hardwar has an average literacy rate of 70 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, male literacy is 75 percent, and female literacy is 64 percent. In Hardwar, 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.

Haridwar is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in India worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of India.

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