District Name : Dehradun

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Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, is located in the Garhwal region of India. It covers an area of 3088 sq.km and has a population of 1,696,694. The literacy rate in Dehradun is 84.25%. The city, situated at an altitude of 682 meters, is known for its divine beauty, gushing streams, deep ravines, and lush valleys.

Dehradun is a renowned tourism destination, often referred to as the gateway to Mussoorie and Garhwal interior. It holds historical significance, having been ruled by the Sikhs, Mughals, Gurkhas, and later the British. The city is an educational hub with prestigious institutions like the Forest Research Institute, Doon School, Welham Schools, ONGC, Indian Military Academy, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, Survey of India, and Botanical Survey of India.

Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in activities like paragliding, skiing, angling, and river rafting. Dehradun is also known for its large Cantonment area, making it a popular retirement spot. The city is famous for its aromatic Basmati rice and delicious Litchies.

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