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Native ameLucknow
Other nameलखनऊ
NicknameMetropolitan city
TypeCapital City
StateUttar Pradesh
MayorDinesh Sharma(BJP)
Total Area119.7 sq mi (310.1 km2)
Altitude128 m
Total Population3681416 (6) (2001)
Density (pop.)2011/km2 (5208.5/sq mi)
Metro Population5081416 (6)
Official languagesHindi, Urdu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode226 xxx

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Lucknow (c-eniconˈlʌknaʊ; , , , -hnsˈləkʰnəuIPAhi-Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India. Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division.

Located in what was originally known as the Awadh (Oudh) region, Lucknow has always been a multicultural city, and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronised by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

Straddling the river Gomti, modern Lucknow is a bustling metropolis. It is placed among the fastest growing cities and now it is metropolitan city of India and is rapidly emerging as a manufacturing, commercial and retailing hub. This unique combination of rich cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Lucknow with an aura that refuses to fade away.

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