Meet these 9 NRI namesake cousins of Lucknow.
Situated on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is home to an expansive variety of elements, inclusive of delectable delicacies, Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, chikankari, amidst many other things. Interestingly, the City of Nawabs has 9 namesakes around the globe, located in the US, Australia and Europe. Further, these cover more than half of all the continents of the world! So read below to take a tour through the Lucknows around the globe.
Lucknow, New South Wales, Australia
A locality in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia's Lucknow has a population of 297 according to the Australian Census of 2016. Located on the Mitchell Highway, in the City of Orange, this locality boasts of a number of heritage-listed sites including the Wentworth and Reform Gold Mines.
Lucknow, Pennsylvania, USA
Lucknow in Pennsylvania, United States, is a small unincorporated community of Dauphin County. It is believed that this community, located in the Harrisburg-Carlisle area, is named after Uttar Pradesh's capital city, Lucknow.
Lucknow, Hampshire, West Virginia
Also known as the Castle in the Clouds, this Lucknow is a 16-room mansion built in 1913-1914 by millionaire shoe manufacturer, Thomas Gustave Plant. Spread across approximately 5000 acres, he built this as a home for his second wife, Olive Cornelia Dewey. Overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains, it is believed that this mansion is named after our Lucknow.
Lucknow, Minnesota, USA
Reserving a place in history, this Lucknow was a mining town located in section 15 of Great Scott Township of St. Louis County in Minnesota. Presently, it has been restructured. Section 22 of Great Scott Township township had a Great Northern Railway station which was famous for transporting iron ore, thereby aiding the financial aspect of the mining activities in the area.
Lucknow, Victoria, Australia
A locality in the East Gippsland of Victoria, this city of Lucknow hosts a population of 1,254 according to the Australian Census of 2016. Located on the banks of River Mitchell and adjacent to the regional centre of Bairnsdale, this locality is 287 km away from the state capital, Melbourne.
Lucknow, South Carolina, USA
Among the three Lucknows located in North America, this Lucknow is located in the Lee County of South Carolina state. Located 50 feet above sea level, this Lucknow is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone of the 4 time zones of the US.
Lucknow, Angus, Scotland
A hamlet located in Angus, Scotland's Lucknow is named after the City of Nawabs. It lies between Monifieth (the 5th largest town in Angus) and Barry (a small village on the mouth of River Tay), on the A930 road.
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
Canada's Lucknow is a community located in Ontario's Bruce County and incorporated in the Township of Hurin-Kinloss. Named after our Lucknow, this place boasts of a strong Scottish heritage that can be traced back to the late 19th century. The welcome sign of Canada's Lucknow honours Donald Dinnie, a champion wrestler and athlete who, ironically, has no connection with this village.
Lucknow, Mayabunder, Andaman Island, India
The last to feature in this list can be spotted in India's backyard. Located in the northern part of Middle Andaman Island of the Andaman Archipelago, 211 families are residing in Lucknow village of Mayabunder town, as per Census 2011. Remarkably, this village boasts of a higher literacy percentage than the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Our city has undoubtedly influenced people around the world with its charms and we're definitely proud of it. We hope that this list has also piqued your interest in checking out the delicious cuisines and remarkable culture of all the Lucknows around the world! BTW Do you know a 10th Lucknow? Let us know in the comments below.