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Ut·tar·a·khand

 (o͝ot′ə-rə-känd′)
A state of northern India west of Nepal. Formerly a part of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand gained separate statehood in 2000. Dehra Dun is the provisional capital.

Uttarakhand

(ˌʊtəˈrækɑːnd)
n
(Placename) a state of N India, created in 2000 from the N part of Uttar Pradesh: in the Himalayas, rising to over 7500 m (25 000 ft); rice, tea, and timber. Capital: Dehra Dun. Pop: 8 479 562 (2001). Area: 51 125 sq km (19 739 sq miles). Former name: Uttaranchal