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Uttaranchal State in n India; the capital is Dehra Dun. It borders Tibet, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, and the plains of Uttar Pradesh (UP). In 2000 Uttranchal was created out of the nw portion of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Area: 53,483sq km (20,650sq mi) Pop. (2001) 8,479,562.

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