This district is named after the city of Allahabad. The city of Allahabad is among the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and situated at the confluence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is sacred to Hindus. The city was known in ancient times as Prayag.
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