Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India, when it was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh. Located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, it is largely a hilly State, having international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. On its north-west lies Himachal Pradesh, while on the south is Uttar Pradesh. It is rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peaks. Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath,Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains
Capital: Dehra Dun (provisional)
Area: 53,484 sq km
No of Districts: 17, Villages:15,761, Towns: 86
New districts: Yamunotri, Kotdwar, Didihat, Raniket.
Neighboring States: UP, Himachal Pradesh, Countries: china, Nepal.