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Dehradun district is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The district headquarters is Dehradun, which has also served as the provisional capital of Uttaranchal since its founding in 2000. The district has 6 tehsils, 6 community development blocks, 17 towns and 764 inhabited villages, and 18 unpopulated villages. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Uttarakhand (out of 13), after Haridwar. Dehradun district also includes the prominent towns of Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Landour and Chakrata. The district stretches from the Ganges river in the east to the Yamuna river in the west, and from the Terai and Shivaliks in the south and southeast to the Great Himalaya in the northwest.Dehradun is located 230 km from the national capital, Delhi. The national Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Survey of India, Indian Institute of Petroleum are located in Dehradun. Doon University is located in Dehradun and many educational institutions like Law College Dehradun, Forest Research Institute, Rashtriya Indian Military College and Indian Military Academy are also situated here. Basmati rice, tea and litchi orchards are some of the major agricultural crops.Dehradun District is in Uttarakhand. Add Dehradun District and other destinations to your itinerary using our India trip planning website, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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