Information about Uttar Pradesh

State Information
ISO Code UP
Vehicle Code UP
Capital Lucknow
Largest City Kanpur
Formation Date Jan 26, 1950 (67 years ago)
Population 199,812,341
Area 243,286 km2
Official Languages Hindi
Other Official Languages Urdu
Information about the name Uttar Pradesh
Name in State Language उत्तर प्रदेश (Hindi)
Meaning of the name Northern Province
Additional Information Prior to independence, the majority of the territory now comprising Uttar Pradesh was administered by the British under various names—the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, the United Provinces of British India, and simply United Provinces. The latter name was retained at independence. In 1950, the commonly used initials U.P. were preserved by adoption of the name Uttar Pradesh, meaning "Northern Province."
Information about Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Chief Minister since Mar 19, 2017 (7 months ago)
Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party
Information about Governor of Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Governor Ram Naik
Governor since Jul 22, 2014 (3 years ago)