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State with Highest Population in India

State with highest population in India is Uttar Pradesh. According to the 2001 census, Uttar Pradesh had a population of 166,052,859. Nearly one-sixth of India's population resides in Uttar Pradesh. The state has a population exceeding that of France, Germany, and the Netherlands combined. Had Uttar Pradesh been an independent country it would have been the sixth most populous country of the world after China, India, the USA, Indonesia, and Brazil. According to the 2001 census, Hindus constitute 81% population of Uttar Pradesh while Muslims at 18% are the second largest religious group. Sikh population is mainly concentrated in and around Lakhimpur Khiri.

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