Allahabad,local Hindustani pronunciation,or Prayag, is a substantial metropolitan city in the Indian territory of Uttar Pradesh and the managerial central command of Allahabad District, the most crowded area in the state and thirteenth most crowded region in India and the Allahabad Division. The city is the legal and political capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court being the most elevated legal body in the state. Starting at 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most crowded city in the state, twelfth in the Northern India and thirty-6th in India, with an expected populace of 1.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region.In 2011 it was positioned the world's 40th quickest developing city.Allahabad, in 2016, was positioned the third most liveable city in the state (after Noida and Lucknow) and sixteen in the nation.
The city's unique name – Prayag, or "place of contributions" – originates from its situation at the Sangam (conversion) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati streams. It is the second-most seasoned city in India, and assumes a focal job in Hindu sacred texts. Allahabad was initially called Kaushambi (presently a different region) by the Kuru leaders of Hastinapur, who created it as their capital. From that point forward, Allahabad has been a political, social and authoritative focus of the Doab district. Mughal sovereign Akbar renamed it Ilahabad, which the British changed to Allahabad. In 1833 it turned into the seat of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces district before its capital was moved to Agra in 1835.Allahabad turned into the capital of the North-Western Provinces in 1858, and was the capital of India for a day.The city was the capital of the United Provinces from 1902 to 1920 and stayed at the front line of national significance amid the battle for Indian autonomy.