Allahabad/Prayagraj Population 2021
Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, also known as Ilahabad, is a metropolis in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad district—the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India—and the Allahabad division.
Prayagraj Population 2021
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Allahabad/Prayagraj Data as per Census 2011
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Allahabad district.
|Children (Age 0-6)||885,355||467,694||417,661|
Caste-wise Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 22% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.1% of total population in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
Religion-wise Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
|No Religion Specified||30,492||(0.51%)||17,140||13,352|
Literacy Rate – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
The total literacy rate of Allahabad district was 72.32% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 67.68% of Uttar Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 3,665,727 literates, males were 2,199,340 while females were 1,466,387. Also the male literacy rate was 82.55% and the female literacy rate was 60.97% in Allahabad district.
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Sex Ratio – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
The Sex Ratio of Allahabad district is 901 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 901 females in Allahabad district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 893 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 901 ) of Allahabad district.
Population Density – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
The total area of Allahabad district is 5,482 km2. Thus the density of Allahabad district is 1,086 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 203 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,279 sq. km. is under rural region.
Urban/Rural Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Allahabad, 24.74% people lived in urban regions while 75.26% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,472,873 out of which 790,848 were males while remaining 682,025 were females. In rural areas of Allahabad, male population was 2,340,959 while female population was 2,140,559.
The average best ratio in urban regions of Allahabad was 862 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) best ration of urban areas in Allahabad was 878 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Allahabad were 162,949 which is 11.06% of total urban population. Similarly the average best ratio in rural areas of Allahabad was 914 females per 1000 males. The Child best ratio of rural areas in Allahabad was 896 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Allahabad for urban regions was 82.51 percent in which males were 86.96% literate while female literacy stood at 77.34%. The total literate population of Allahabad was 3,665,727. Similarly in rural areas of Allahabad, the average literacy rate was 68.76 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 80.97% and 55.46% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Allahabad were 2,584,919.
|Child best ratio (0-6 age)||896||878|
Child Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
According to Census 2011, there were 885,355 children between age 0 to 6 years in Allahabad district. Out of which 467,694 were male while 417,661 were female.
Working Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district
In Allahabad district out of total population, 2,111,907 were engaged in work activities. 60.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 39.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2,111,907 workers engaged in Main Work, 337,502 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 234,806 were Agricultural labourer.
Interesting Facts about Prayagraj/Allahabad
1. 443 years ago it was known as Prayag
Yes, Prayagraj has got its name back after 443 years. It was earlier known as Prayag. The name is still used by the local people. King Akbar gave it the name Allahabad. He realized the importance of the city Prayag and built a fort at the river Confluence known as Sangam. The city got the locational advantage and it went on to become an important junction of East India company
2. Pioneer was Published at Allahabad
At Allahabad Pioneer was published one of the biggest English dailies in India. It was also known for its great Railway system which unites Bengal with Central India and Bombay
3. Triveni Sangam is one of holiest places in India
Allahabad is located at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. These rivers are known as holiest rivers in the Hindu culture. The beautiful place where these rivers meet is known as Triveni Sangam.
4. Mysterious Hanuman Temple
Allahabad which will be now known as Prayagraj is a home to mysterious Hanuman Temple. It gets submerged in the waters of Ganga when it is in full flow.
5. City of Prime Ministers
Apart from holding an important place in the history of pilgrimage, the city is also known as the land of Prime Ministers. 7 out of15 Prime Minister of Independent India were from Allahabad. The names include Indira Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Chandra Shekar, Gulzarilal Nanda, Vishwanath Pratap Singh
6. Allahabad University – Fourth Oldest University in India
It is the fourth oldest university in the country. The central status of the country was restored on June 24, 2005.
7. Kumbh Mela
Kumbh ke mele mai bhai bichaad gye. Ardh Kumbhmela will begin from January 15, 2019, to March 4, 2019. People take part in to get rid of the sins of life. The Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated in Prayag after 144 years.
8. Hira Halwai for the delicious Samosa
It is one of the oldest shops in the city and serves the most authentic samosas of the city. Also, heavenly gulab jamun is another specialty of the city.