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Colonelganj is a town and a municipal board in Gonda district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Colonelganj
Town
Colonelganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Colonelganj
Colonelganj
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Colonelganj is located in India
Colonelganj
Colonelganj
Colonelganj (India)
Coordinates: 27°08′N 81°42′E / 27.13°N 81.7°E / 27.13; 81.7Coordinates: 27°08′N 81°42′E / 27.13°N 81.7°E / 27.13; 81.7
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gonda
Elevation 119 m (390 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,163
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration UP
Website up.gov.in

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Geography and agricultureEdit

Colonelganj is located at 27°04′12″N 81°24′07″E / 27.07°N 81.402°E / 27.07; 81.402.[1] It has an average elevation of 119 metres (390 feet). It has an ideal climate for producing popcorn, of which Colonelganj has the most famous in the region. In winter seasons, the area has a high rate of cabbage production.

The city is situated on the bank of the Saryu River. In the range of Tahseel the area of sangam has two rivers, the Ghaghara and the Saryu, are situated. Saryu is a small river and is a tributary of Ghaghara. The Saryu River joins the Ghaghara[2] at a place called Paska, but is called Saryu again when in Ayodhya in Faizabad district because of its religious links.

Administration and politicsEdit

This is the second largest town in Gonda District and has its own Nagar Palika Parishad. Elections are held to elect the chairman. In the 2012 election, Shamim Akhtar Achchhan won for the third time from this seat. In 2017, Smt. Razia Khatoon, wife of Shamim Akhtar Achchhan, (women reserved seat) won for a fourth time from this seat.[3]

Facilities and careEdit

Colonelganj has its own CHC government hospital with some good facilities.

Dr. Sanwal Prasad Singh (born 30 July 1949) was the first Dental Hygienist from King George Medical College Reg. No. 382, and served in Colonelganj.

DemographicsEdit

At the 2001 India census,[4] Colonelganj had a population of 24,163. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Colonelganj has an average literacy rate of 88%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 53% and female literacy is 42%. In Colonelganj, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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