Allahabad officially Prayagraj, also known as Ilahabad, is a municipality in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative seat of Allahabad District - the most populous district of the state and the 13th most populous district in India - and the Allahabad Division. The city is the judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh with the Allahabad High Court being the highest court of the state. As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most populous city in the state, thirteenth in northern India and thirty-sixth in India, with an estimated population of 1.53 million in the city. In 2011, it was ranked as the 40th fastest growing city in the world. Allahabad in 2016 also ranked as the third most livable urban center in the state (after Noida and Lucknow) and sixteenth in the country. Hindi is the most spoken language in the city. Allahabad is near Triveni Sangam, the "three-river confluence" of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers. It plays a central role in the Hindu scriptures. The city was first mentioned as one of the oldest known cities in the world in Hindu mythological texts and is revered as the holy city of Prayaga in the ancient Vedas. . Allahabad was also known as Kosambi in the late Vedic period, named by the Kuru rulers of Hastinapur who developed it as their capital. Kosambi was one of the largest cities in India from the end of the Vedic period until the end of the Mauryan Empire, the occupation of which continued until the Gupta Empire. Since then, the city has been the political, cultural and administrative center of the Doab region. In the early 17th century, Allahabad was the provincial capital of the Mughal Empire under Jahangir rule. Akbarnama mentions that the Mughal Emperor Akbar founded a great city in Allahabad. ?Abd al-Qadir Badayuni and Nizamuddin Ahmad mention that Akbar laid the foundations of a royal city there called Ilahabas or Ilahabad. He is said to have been impressed by its strategic location and built a fort there, later renamed Ilahabas in 1584, later renamed Allahabad by Shah Jahan. In 1580, Akbar established the "Subah of Ilahabas" with Allahabad as the capital. In the mid-1600s, Jahangir failed to capture Agra's treasury and went to Allahabad, taking its treasury and establishing himself as a quasi-independent ruler. However, he reconciled with Akbar and returned to Allahabad, where he was before returning to court in 1604. In 1833, it became the seat of the region of the Conquered and Conquered Provinces before its capital was moved to Agra in 1835. Allahabad became the capital of the Northwest Provinces in 1858 and the capital of India in a day. The city served as the capital of the United Provinces from 1902 to 1920 and remains at the forefront of national importance in India's struggle for independence. Located in southern Uttar Pradesh, the city covers an area of ??365 square kilometers (141 sq mi). Although the city and surrounding areas are governed by several municipalities, much of the Allahabad district is administered by the Allahabad City Council. The city is home to colleges, research institutes, and many central and state government offices. Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events including the Prayag Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon. Although the city's economy is built on tourism, the majority of the city's income now comes from real estate and financial services. Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in India and other countries on AgencyNetwork.