New Delhi – If we look at the geographical structure of India, many interesting things come to light. We have always read about the geography of the country in books and in schools. Which state’s borders are connected to each other? One can read which river flows through which state. But today we are going to tell you about a district which borders 4 states. This is the only district in the country which was named ‘Switzerland of India’ by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, which shares borders with 4 states. These states include Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand. The borders of these 4 states are connected to Sonbhadra district. Nestled between the Vindhya and Kaimur hills, the district is surrounded by minerals. In terms of area, it is considered to be the second largest district in Uttar Pradesh after Kheri.
The population of Sonbhadra district is around 15 lakhs. Sonbhadra got its name from the Son river. This district is located on the banks of river Son. Apart from Son river, rivers like Rihind, Kanhar, Pangan etc also pass through Sonbhadra district. Sonbhadra district was established in 1989. A new district of Sonbhadra was created by excluding some villages from Mirzapur district. This district is important for industrial revolution. Many activities related to mineral products, electricity industry can be seen in this district.
Prime Minister Nehru had said, ‘Switzerland of India‘
Sonbhadra is situated between the Vindhya and Kaimur mountain ranges. Due to the natural beauty and hilly mountain range, the first Prime Minister of the country Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru named Sonbhadra as ‘Switzerland of India’ after seeing this tourist destination. Pandit Nehru visited Sonbhadra in 1954 to inaugurate a cement factory and was impressed by the beauty of Sonbhadra. Sonbhadra is also called the Energy Capital of India, as it has the highest number of power plant projects.