From population, political awareness, historical and cultural heritage and point of views, Uttar Pradesh is a very important state of the country. Nearly 17% of India's population lives in the state. Geographically, it acquires 5th position after Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and covers 7.3% land area of India. Area wise, it covers 240.928 square Kilo meters. For administrative convenience, it has 18 divisions, 75 districts, 915 urban bodies, 8135 Nyaya Panchayats. 17 Municipal corporations, 200 municipal boards, 59163 gram sabhas, 822 development blocks, 97941 populated villages, 180000 post offices and 2885 telephone exchanges.
Uttar Pradesh sends 80 members to Lok Sabha, 31 members to Rajya Sabha and 403 members to its Legislative Assembly and 100 members to its Legislative council.