Lucknow (India) is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India and is popularly known as the ‘city of Nawabs’. The nawabi city is world famous for its Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb, mouth-watering food, and the chikankari handicraft.
Besides this, the Indian city named Lucknow also has many monuments and places that are worthy of tourism. Also, this stands as proof of its’ rich past and cultural heritage.
Some facts associated with Lucknow (India) are:
- Lucknow (India) also has Asia’s biggest park, Janeshwar Mishra Park
- Lucknow (India) has India’s largest colony, Indira Nagar Colony.
- Lucknow (India) has started Lucknow metro operations from 2017 and will soon become a Metro-City.
- Lucknow (India) also hosts India’s second largest literary festival, Lucknow Literature Festival (LLF).
- Lucknow (India) is known as the city of nawabs because Nawabs were the last rulers of Awadh (or Oudh).
- Lucknow (India) has its own Internationational Cricket Stadium inaugurated this year(2018).
So, this was just a brief about the city Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India. But have you ever stumbled upon the fact that there exists a mountaintop estate in Moultonborough, New Hampshire with the name LUCKNOW?
Not yet? No problem. Today I will tell you about 9 more places with the name Lucknow, situated outside India, all around the world.
Lucknow (Hampshire, West Virginia) :
This place is also known as Castle in the Clouds. It is a 16-room mansion spread over 5500-acre (2200 ha) mountaintop estate, which is opened seasonally to the public by the Castle Preservation Society. It overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains from a rocky outcropping of Lee Mountain, formerly known as "The Crow's Nest".
Lucknow (Pennsylvania, USA) :
Out of the three “Lucknow's” in the USA, this Lucknow is located in the Harrisburg-Carlisle area. This Lucknow is a small locality that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation. It is administered as part of larger administrative divisions (unincorporated community). This city of Lucknow is located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States and was named after the city of Lucknow (the city of nawabs), in India.
Lucknow (South Carolina, USA) :
This Lucknow is located in Lee County, which is 50 feet above sea level. South Carolina’s Lucknow lies in the Eastern Time Zone and observes daylight saving time.
Lucknow (Minnesota, USA) :
The third Lucknow of USA was a mining village in section 15 of Great Scott Township St. Louis County, Minnesota. Lucknow had a Great Northern Railway station in section 22 which was famous for the transportation of iron ore. It has now been replaced by a new township.
Lucknow (New South Wales, Australia) :
Out of the two “Lucknow's” in Australia, this one is a village in the City of Orange. It is looked after by the local government area of New South Wales. The Lucknow village is on the Mitchell Highway and in the 1850s, had a rich heritage of gold mining settlement.
Lucknow (Victoria, Australia) :
This Lucknow is a locality in the East Gippsland region of Victoria (Great Alpine Road near the South Pacific Ocean). Lucknow is adjacent to the regional center of Bairnsdale, which is the commercial center for the East Gippsland region and the seat of local government for the Shire of East Gippsland.
Lucknow (Angus, Scotland) :
This Lucknow, located in Scotland, is a small human settlement (hamlet) in Angus, Scotland. Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. Lucknow is also named after the city of Lucknow (the city of nawabs), in India.
Lucknow (Ontario, Canada) :
Lucknow is a locality in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada and is incorporated in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Many famous hockey players in the history like Paul Henderson, Dave Farrish, Bobby Raymond, etc. are from Lucknow, Canada.
Lucknow (Mayabunder Tehsil, Andaman Island) :
Lucknow is a village, located in Mayabunder Tehsil of North & Middle Andaman district in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Astonishingly, the Lucknow village has a higher literacy rate compared to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
These were the 9 places that share the same name “LUCKNOW” all around the globe.
If you know more places with the name “Lucknow”, do let us know using the comment box below.
And, the next time when someone asks you - ‘where are you from?’, and you happen to be from LUCKNOW, don’t forget to mention your city and country after the word LUCKNOW!