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Farrukhabad

Farrukhabad
Panchal Ghat on the bank of river Ganges
Panchal Ghat on the bank of river Ganges
Farrukhabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Farrukhabad is located in India
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad
Location in India
Coordinates: 27°22?N 79°38?E / 27.37°N 79.63°E / 27.37; 79.63Coordinates: 27°22?N 79°38?E / 27.37°N 79.63°E / 27.37; 79.63
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictFarrukhabad
Founded1714
oMuhammad Khan Bangash
Government
 o MPMukesh Rajput
 o District MagistrateManvendra Singh[1]
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total275,754
Demonym(s)Farrukhabadi
Language
 o OfficialHindi[3]
 o Additional officialUrdu[3]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
209625
Telephone code05692
Vehicle registrationUP-76
Nearest cityBareilly (120KM)
Kanpur (130 KM)
Agra (180 KM)
Effective literacy73.4%
Lok Sabha constituencyFarrukhabad
Websitefarrukhabad.nic.in

Farrukhabad is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Farrukhabad tehsil. The city is on the banks of river Ganges and is 338 kilometres (210 mi) from the national capital Delhi and 190 kilometres (120 mi) from the state capital Lucknow.

History

Chauraha showing directions to Panchal ghat

Farrukhabad was founded by Nawab Muhammad Khan Bangash, who named it after the then reigning emperor Farrukhsiyar, in 1714, the district of Farrukhabad forms part of Kanpur division.[4][5]

Demographics

As of 2011 India census Farrukhabad had a population of 276,581 along with Fatehgarh, of which 145,641 were males and 130,940 were females. The population in the age group 0 to 6 years was 34,474. The total number of literates in the city 177,793, which constituted 64.2% of the total population, with 98,659 males and 79,134 females being literate. The effective literacy of 7+ population was 73.4% with male literacy of 77.6%, and female literacy is 68.8%. Sex ratio of Farrukhabad is 899 per 1000 male. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 32,769 and 43 respectively. Farrukhabad had 48850 households in 2011[2]

According to 2001 census, Farrukhabad-cum-Fatehgarh had a population of 227,876, of which 120,783 were males and 107,093 were females. Population between the age of 0 to 6 years was 30,120. The total number of literates were 143,736, which constituted 63% of the total population.[6]

Economy

Farrukhabad is one of the cities notable for zardozi embroidery and zari weaving. The craft was brought by the Afghans in the 12th century.[7]

Transportation

Railways

Railway stations
around Farrukhabad

Roadways

Farrukhabad was a part of the Ganga Expressway, an ambitious project of Rs. 400 billion to provide high speed connectivity between the eastern and the western parts of the state.[8] The city has a bus station belonging to the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport System.

Airways

Farrukhabad has an airstrip at Mohammadabad so that in case of any natural calamity it can be reached easily by small aircraft and helicopters. The nearest airport is Kanpur Airport.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Directory | Farrukhabad | India". Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Census of India: Farrukhabad". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Yadav, Dr Rashmee; Verma, Dr Mithilesh (27 December 2020). Exploring the Link between Violence against Women and Women Involvement in Illegal Activities ? ? ? . Shashwat Publication. p. 73. ISBN 978-93-90290-05-5.
  5. ^ Bhasin, Rakesh (21 May 2018). Dastan-e-Awadh: A Momentous Journey from Faizabad to Lucknow. Notion Press. ISBN 978-1-64249-882-0.
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 2008.
  7. ^ Experts, Arihant (22 July 2019). Know Your State Uttar Pradesh. Arihant Publications India limited. p. 282. ISBN 978-93-131-9643-3.
  8. ^ PTI (7 August 2013). "Cos may shy away from Delhi-Jaipur Eway if land not acquired". IndianTollways. Retrieved 2019.

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