Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar

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Akbarpur
अकबरपुर
اکبر پور
city
Akbarpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Akbarpur
Akbarpur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°26′00″N 82°32′25″E / 26.43333°N 82.54028°E / 26.43333; 82.54028Coordinates: 26°26′00″N 82°32′25″E / 26.43333°N 82.54028°E / 26.43333; 82.54028
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Akbarpur
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 111,594
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 224122
Telephone code 915271
Vehicle registration UP 45
Sex ratio 1000/937 /
Website ambedkarnagar.nic.in

Akbarpur is a city and a municipal board in Ambedkar Nagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Ambedkar Nagar District. Akbarpur is the birthplace of Ram Manohar Lohia (1910–1967), who was a renowned Indian freedom fighter and a socialist political leader.

Geography[edit]

Lohia bhavan Akbarpur

Akbarpur, is situated on the banks of Tamsa River. According to Ramayana, it is the place where King Dashratha shot Shravan Kumar, and the place is called Shravan kshetra . The ashram of sage Shringi Rishi was also situated here. According to Ramayana, Lord Rama's son Kusha drives Shravasti. The Rajbhar King drives its eastern part. In Ramayan Lord Rama battled to many Rajbhar Kings. Shiv Baba is a spiritual place where people comes pilgrimage. It is situated just 50 km from holy place Ayodhya.

The River Tamasa (Tons), divides the city of Ambedkarnagar into the two parts Akbarpur and Shahzadpur, with the latter being the main commercial centre of the city. Lorepur part of Akbarpur City is also noted for the Palace of Lorepur State, and Imambargah of Lorepur State.

Demography[edit]

As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Akbarpur in 2011 is 111,594; of which male and female are 57,560 and 54,034 respectively. The sex ratio of Akbarpur city is 939 per 1000 males. In education section, total literates in Akbarpur city are 75,062 of which 42,208 are males while 32,854 are females. Average literacy rate of Akbarpur city is 76.94 percent of which male and female literacy was 83.89 and 69.54 percent. Total children (0-6) in Akbarpur city are 14,037 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 7,247 boys while 6,790 are girls. Child sex ratio of girls is 937 per 1000 boys. Akbarpur city is governed by Municipal Corporation and is situated in Uttar Pradesh State (Chair Person of Municipal Corporation is Mr. Chandra Prakash Verma)/shubheksha marriage hall,owned by mr.puneet srivastava is one of the best banquets in city.it is situated at pahitipur road just facing the new highway ofsultanpur to azamgarh.UT.[1]

Religions in Akbarpur
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
80%
Muslims
  
16%
Jains
  
1.4%
Others†
  
0.6%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Education[edit]

Government Airstrip, Akbarpur
Akbarpur Junction

Highest secondary school in the city is St Peters School and it only ICSE board school in whole district. The condition of higher education has been improved since various colleges have been set up. The Ramabai Government Women Post Graduate College,[2] Akbarpur, was established in 1997 for providing opportunities mainly to rural scholars along with urban scholars in the area of higher education in different streams. BNKB Degree College is one of the private managed and government aided college for co-education, which offers several degree programs. Many Government Secondary schools (Junior High School and Rajkiya Intermediate College) have been opened in the town for providing education opportunities. There is also an ICSE, English medium Inter College named as St. Peter's Inter College, which was founded in 1984 and it celebrated its 25 years of eccellence in 2009. There is also one government medical college (PGI).Recently an engineering college has opened namely "Mahamaya Engineering College". www.spsakbarpur.org.

Medical College[edit]

Economy[edit]

Ambedkar Nagar is noted for Tanda Terracotta. Major economic activities in the district are power looms and farming. The district also has a thermal power station belonging to the NTPC. There is also a cement manufacturing plant belonging to the Jaypee Group (Jaypee Ayoudha Greeding). The district has one sugar factory called the Akbarpur Sugar Mill, which is situated near Mijhaura, about 10 km from the district headquarters. Many rice mills are present in Akbarpur, there is a Gaurav Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GAIPL) which is the biggest rice mill in Akbarpur, Ambedkarnagar. The name of the proprieter of (GAIPL) is Mr. Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay. It was first established in A.D 2000, it was first named "Gaurav Industries" and then named "Gaurav Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GAIPL)". There is a power and distribution transformer manufacturing industry named Achal Electricals situated on Dostpur road.

People[edit]

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (born on March 23, 1910). - Shehzadpur at Akbarpur district headquarters was the birthplace of the Indian freedom fighter, socialist, and political leader.

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