Lucknow Population 2021
Population of Lucknow – Lucknow is one of the oldest cities of Uttar Pradesh which still retains its old world charm. The city reflects the daily lifestyle of modern India finally blended with its unique culture and traditions. Lucknow is also popular as a historic rich city which used to be the governing power of Muslim rulers during the 18th and 19th centuries. Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is also popular as ‘the city of Nawabs’. The city also serves as the main administrative division of the Lucknow district. Population growth in Lucknow has been steady with annual growth of 2.9% in its population. Currently, Lucknow city is home to over 3,665,718 people. However, this figure was recorded under 3 million (2,902,601) in Census of 2011. Lucknow Metropolitan area population was estimated to be 4,901,475 in 2014. Lucknow along with Agra and Varanasi are 3 historic cities selected by Uttar Pradesh Government to boost tourism in the state.
|Current Population of Lucknow in 2021||3,790,274 (3.7 million)|
|Population of Lucknow in 2020||3,665,718 (3.6 million)|
Lucknow Population 2021
Lucknow Literacy Rate 2011
In education section, total literates in Lucknow city are 2,081,727 of which 1,124,261 are males while 957,466 are females. Average literacy rate of Lucknow city is 82.50 percent of which male and female literacy was 86.04 and 78.70 percent.
Lucknow Sex Ratio 2011
The best ratio of Lucknow city is 928 per 1000 males. Child best ratio of girls is 904 per 1000 boys.
Lucknow Child Population 2011
Total children (0-6) in Lucknow city are 293,697 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 154,226 boys while 139,471 are girls. The child forms 10.43 % of total population of Lucknow City.
Lucknow Slums 2011
Total no. of Slums in Lucknow city numbers 65,629 in which population of 364,941 resides. This is around 12.95% of total population of Lucknow city.
- The current metro area population of Lucknow in 2021 is 3,765,000, a 2.39% increase from 2020.
- The metro area population of Lucknow in 2020 was 3,677,000, a 2.42% increase from 2019.
- The metro area population of Lucknow in 2019 was 3,590,000, a 2.43% increase from 2018.
- The metro area population of Lucknow in 2018 was 3,505,000, a 2.61% increase from 2017.
|Average Literacy (%)||82.50 %||86.04 %||78.70 %|
Current Population of Lucknow
Lucknow with a estimated population of 3,790,274 is the one of the smart cities selected by Government of India. Population growth in Lucknow is steady and based on decade growth as recorded during last decade (2001 – 2011).
Sex Ratio in Lucknow
Lucknow has shown major signs of improvement in its female to male ratio. Sex ratio in the city currently is 915 females available for every 1000 males. The city has witnessed some improvement from previously recorded census figure of 888 in 2001. Lucknow best ratio of 915 is still less compare to national average of 940.
Literacy rate in Lucknow
A large proportion of population in the city are educated. Literacy rate in Lucknow is 84.72%, which is considered very descent with the state literacy rate of 56.3%. Compared to last census of 2001, both Lucknow city and district has improved their literacy at 84.72% and 77.29% respectively.
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Some Facts About Lucknow
1 The origin of Lucknow is a myth to the common man. It is traced thousands of years back to the Suryavanshi Dynasty. If age-old legends are to be believed, Lakshmana, who accompanied Lord Rama in exile, was the founder of the ancient city of Lucknow, which was built on and around an elevated piece of land near the Gomati River. Then, it was named Lakshmanpur.
2 Lucknow owes its cultural and historic evolution to the Mughal Empire. Lucknow cradled the dynasty of the Nawabs in the first half of the 18th century when the then Mughal Emperors appointed Nawabs for smooth administration of Awadh.
3 Since the second half of the 18th century, Lucknow had flourished by leaps and bounds in all areas including poetry, music, dance, and others. The regime of the fourth Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula was the golden period of the city.
4 The seat of administration was shifted from Awadh to Lucknow during the British era of India. The city witnessed many uprisings against the British Rule. However, Lucknow was made the capital of Uttar Pradesh after India gained independence in 1947.
5 Lucknow was one of the hotspots of rebellious activities during the Rebellion of 1857, the first war of freedom from the British Rule in India. The fire of the uprising spread from Lucknow to Kanpur and then to Bengal.
6 When the British gained absolute control over Awadh, Sir Henry Lawrence imprisoned the then Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. The nawab was exiled to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1856. His wife Begum Hazrat Mahal had to seek shelter in Nepal.
7 In the beginning of the 20th century, Lucknow had lent support to the Khilafat Movement, a political campaign by the Muslim community for separation of an Islamic country out of British India.
8 Lucknow is one of the cultural capitals in North India. The bygone regime of the Nawabs in the city is best remembered for cultural extravagance. The Nawabs of Lucknow were the patrons of art and culture. They patronized not only cultural pursuits like music and dance but also construction of historic monuments which still stand today.
9 It is among the interesting facts of Lucknow that the Turkish architecture has a bearing on the heritage of Lucknow. For instance, the Rumi Darwaza (60 feet high), the historic gateway to the city of Lucknow, is similar to the Gateway to Constantinople. That is why the Rumi Darwaza is nicknamed the Turkish Gateway.
10 Among the tourist attractions of Lucknow, Bara Imambara is a colossal edifice. Bara Imambara houses Asia’s largest hall without any additional support of beams or pillars. About 22,000 laborers were put to work during construction of this landmark monument.
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