Farrukhabad

Farrukhabad is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Farrukhabad district is named after this city. It was the capital of the former princely state Farrukhabad.

Farrukhabad is situated between Lat. 26° 46' N & 27° 43' N and Long. 79° 7' E & 80° 2' E. The district is bounded by Badaun and Shahjahanpur on the north, Hardoi District on the east, Kannauj District on the south, and Etah and Mainpuri districts on the west. The Ganga River and Ramganga River are located to the east and the Kali River to the south.

Farrukhabad
Nickname(s): 
Potato City
Farrukhabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°22′N 79°38′E / 27.37°N 79.63°ECoordinates: 27°22′N 79°38′E / 27.37°N 79.63°E
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictFarrukhabad
Founded1714
Founded byMohammad Khan
Named forMughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar
Government
 • MPMukesh Rajput
 • District MagistrateMonika Rani
Population
(2011)
 • Total275,754
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
209625
Telephone code05692
Vehicle registrationUP-76
Nearest cityKanpur (130 KM)
Literacy72%
Lok Sabha constituencyFarrukhabad
Websitefarrukhabad.nic.in

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[1] Farrukhabad had a population of 275,754 along with Fatehgarh. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Farrukhabad has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 58%. In Farrukhabad-cum-Fatehgarh, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Sex ratio of Farrukhabad is 874 per 1000 male.[2]

Transportation

Railways

Jhansi Mainpuri Kanpur
Towards Hawra
Lucknow
Kanpur
Farrukhabad
Shikohabad Line Connecting to Mainpuri
Mainpuri Jn.
Karhal
Etawah Jn.
Shikohabad Line Connecting to Etawah
Bhind
Gwalior
Jhansi Line Connecting to Etawah

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.[3] 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. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha polls: the caste constituency". The Indian Express. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.indiantollways.com/tag/expressway/page/2/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
Aliganj (Assembly constituency)

Aliganj Assembly constituency is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is a part of the Etah district and one of the five assembly constituencies in the Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency). First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1957 after the "DPACO (1956)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1956. After the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order" was passed in 2008, the constituency was assigned identification number 103.

Allahabad division

Allahabad division, officially known as Prayagraj division since October 2018, is an administrative unit of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

In 2000, when Uttar Pradesh was reorganised by forming Uttaranchal out of its northern areas, Allahabad division and the district was majorly reorganised too. The Etawah, Farrukhabad and Kanpur district districts of the Allahabad division were made into a separate Kanpur division. Parts of the western areas of Allahabad district were carved out to create a new district named Kaushambi. At the same time, Pratapgarh district, that falls in Awadh, was included in the Allahabad division.

Since 2000 Allahabad division consists of the following districts:

Prayagraj District (known as Allahabad District until October 2018)

Fatehpur District

Kaushambi District

Pratapgarh DistrictPrior to 2000 Allahabad division consisted of all the districts of the lower Doab:

Allahabad district

Etawah district

Farrukhabad district

Fatehpur district

Kanpur district

Amritpur (Assembly constituency)

Amritpur is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Amritpur in the Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Amritpur is one of five assembly constituencies in the Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 193 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Suhil Kumar Shakya who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Narendra Singh Yadav by a margin of 40,507 votes.

Battle of Farrukhabad

The Battle of Farrukhabad (14 November 1804) was an engagement during the Second Anglo-Maratha War between forces of the British East India Company and those of Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar of the Maratha Empire.

Bhojpur (Assembly constituency)

Bhojpur is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Bhojpur in the Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Bhojpur is one of five assembly constituencies in the Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 195 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Nagendra Singh who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Arshad Jamal Siddiqui by a margin of 34,877 votes.

Farrukhabad (Assembly constituency)

Farrukhabad is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Farrukhabad in the Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Farrukhabad is one of five assembly constituencies in the Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 194 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Major Sunil Dutt Dwivedi who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Mohd Umar Khan by a margin of 45,427 votes.

Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency)

Farrukhabad Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: फ़र्रुख़ाबाद लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. This constituency covers the entire Farrukhabad district

Farrukhabad Junction railway station

Farrukhabad Junction railway station is a main railway station in Farrukhabad district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is FBD. It serves Farrukhabad city. The station consists of five platforms. Farrukhabad is well connected with Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi and Gorakhpur .

Farrukhabad district

Farrukhabad district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in Northern India. The town of Fatehgarh is the district headquarters. The district is part of Kanpur Division.

Farrukhabad is situated between Lat. 26° 46' N & 27° 43' N and Long. 79° 7' E & 80° 2' E. The district is bounded by Badaun and Shahjahanpur on the north, Hardoi district on the east, Kannauj district on the south, and Etah and Mainpuri districts on the west. The Ganga River and Ramganga River are located to the east and the Kali River to the south.

The district formerly included present day Kannauj district. It was divided into two separate districts on 18 September 1997. Farrukhabad district consists of three tahsils: Farrukhabad, Kaimganj and Amritpur. Amritpur tahsil was created from Rajepur Block after the district was split in 1997. The district has seven blocks: Kaimganj, Nawabganj, Shamsabad, Rajepur, Barhpur, Mohamadabad and Kamalganj.

Fatehgarh

Fatehgarh is a cantonment town in Farrukhabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located on the south bank of the Ganges River. It is the administrative headquarters of Farrukhabad District. Fatehgarh derives its name from an old fort. It is a small city with no significant industrial activity. Asia's largest potato market located in Farrukhabad and holy place of buddhism(sankhisha)is also located there. The Indian Army has a big establishment there in the form of The Rajput Regimental Center, 114 Infantry Battalion TA and The Sikh Light Infantry Center.

Fatehgarh railway station

Fatehgarh railway station is a small railway station in Farrukhabad district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is FGR. It serves Fatehgarh city. The station consists of two platforms. The platforms are not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation.

Kaimganj (Assembly constituency)

Kaimganj is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Kaimganj in the Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Kaimganj is one of five assembly constituencies in the Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 192 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Amar Singh who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Dr. Surabhi by a margin of 36,622 votes.

Kannauj district

Kannauj district is an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, along the river Ganges. The historic town of Kannauj, northwest of Kanpur, is the administrative center. The district was carved out of the Farrukhabad district on September 18, 1997.

Kanpur division

Kanpur division is an administrative geographical unit of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Kanpur is the administrative headquarters of the division. Currently (2005), the division consists of districts of:

Auraiya District

Etawah

Farukhabad

Kanpur Dehat

Kanpur Nagar

KannaujKanpur division is the most literate division in Uttar Pradesh with literacy rates as followed:

Auraiya- 78.95%

Etawah- 78.41%

Farrukhabad- 69.04%

Kanpur Dehat- 75.78%

Kanpur- 79.65%

Kannauj- 72.70%

Mainpuri railway station

Mainpuri Junction is on the Shikohabad-Farrukhabad branch line. It is located in Mainpuri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Mainpuri and the surrounding areas.

Mukesh Rajput

Mukesh Rajput is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has won the Indian general elections, 2014 from the Farrukhabad (Lok Sabha constituency). He has solid support from the lodhi Rajput community.

Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid Alam Khan (born 1 January 1953) is an Indian politician, designated senior advocate, eminent author and a law teacher. He was the Cabinet Minister of the Ministry of External Affairs. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. He is a lawyer, and a writer who has been elected from Farrukhabad Lok Sabha constituency in the General Election of 2009. He belongs to the Farrukhabad area. Prior to this he was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha (1991–1996) from the Farrukhabad Lok Sabha constituency. He became the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce in June 1991, and later became the Union Minister of State for External Affairs (Jan. 1993 – June 1996). He started his political career in 1981 as an Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) under the prime ministership of Indira Gandhi.

Yousuf Hussain Khan

Yousuf Hussain Khan (1902–1979), born in Hyderabad, India, was a historian, scholar, educationist, critic and author. He mastered the languages of Arabic, English, French, Urdu, Hindi and Persian.

Zakir Husain (politician)

Zakir Husain Khan (8 February 1897 – 3 May 1969) was the third President of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969.

He previously served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967. He was also the co-founder of Jamia Milia Islamia, serving as its Vice Chancellor from 1928. Under Husain, Jamia became closely associated with the Indian freedom movement. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1963.

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