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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.
Allahabad is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The name was given to the city by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583. The region was known in antiquity as the vats country. Allahabad city had a population of 20, 00,000 as per the 2001 census. It lists as the 32nd most populous city in India. Allahabad has an area of about 65 square kilometers and is 98 meters above sea level. Languages spoken in and around Allahabad include Hindi, English, Urdu, and some Bengali, and Punjabi. Allahabad experiences all four seasons.
The Allah in the name does not come from Allah as God's name in Islam but from the Din-Ilahi, which was the religion founded by Akbar. The modern city has been renamed and is now more popularly known as Prayag because of the famous Kumbh Melas organised here.
The city has Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology and also the Indian Institute of Information Technology, two of the most renowned technical institutes in India. Languages spoken in and around Allahabad include Hindi, English, Urdu, and some Bengali, and Punjabi. It is famous for Kumbha and Magh Mela. Kumbh Mela occurs four times every twelve years and rotates between four locations namely in Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik.
Allahabad is well known for its sporting activities in the fields of cricket, badminton, tennis and gymnastics. The most happening place for traditional FOOD items is LokNath in heart of the city in chowk area. A lot of interesting places like as Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri Temple, Allahabad Museum, Company Garden, Patthar Girja and Someshwar Mahadev Temple. In Allahabad, these religious fairs take place at the Sangam of the Yamuna and the Ganges River which is holy in Hinduism.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Allahabad enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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