Allahabad (/əˈlɑːhəbɑːd/ ( listen), local Hindustani pronunciation: [ɪlaːɦˈbaːd̪]), or Prayag (/prəˈjɑːɡ/), is a large metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Allahabad District, the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India and the Allahabad Division. The city is the judicial and political capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court being the highest judicial body in the state. As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most populous city in the state, twelfth in the Northern India and thirty-sixth in India, with an estimated population of 1.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region. In 2011 it was ranked the world's 40th fastest-growing city. Allahabad, in 2016, was ranked the third most liveable city in the state (after Noida and Lucknow) and sixteen in the country.