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Lak̲h̲naw
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, conventional English spelling Lucknow , the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (the United Provinces of British India). It is situated on the south bank of the winding Gumti river at lat. 26° 52′ N. and long. 80° 52′ E. It is the eleventh largest city in the country (population, 1971 census: 750, 512) and the second largest town of the State. Besides being the seat of the State government, the city also serves as the administrative headquarters of Lak̲h̲naw district and division.

1. History. Though legend connects the origin of Lak̲h̲naw to a mythical local mound …

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Subhan, Abdus and Andrews, P.A., “Lak̲h̲naw”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0565>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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