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Erich is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jhansi district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. In ancient period it was known as Erikachha or Erakachha and according to a Buddhist text, the Petavatthu it was one of the major cities of the Dasanna janapada.

Erich is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Erich is located in India
Erich (India)
Coordinates: 25°47′07″N 79°05′28″E / 25.78528°N 79.09111°E / 25.78528; 79.09111Coordinates: 25°47′07″N 79°05′28″E / 25.78528°N 79.09111°E / 25.78528; 79.09111
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Jhansi
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,523
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 284302
Telephone code 05171
Vehicle registration UP-93


Bhakt Prahlad was born in Erich and Holika Dehan first took place Erich. The names of a number of rulers of Erich during the post-Maurya period are found from the coins issued by them. They are Sahasamitra, Ishvaramitra, Sahasrasena, Mitrasena, Amitasena and Maha(sena?).[1]


As of 2001 India census,[2] Erach had a population of 8,523. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Erach has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 37%. In Erach, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Bhandare, S. (2006). Numismatics and History: The Maurya-Gupta Interlude in the Gangetic Plain in P. Olivelle ed. Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-568935-6, p.90
  2. ^ "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.