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Farrukhabad is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Farrukhabad district is named after this city.

Farrukhabad
Nickname(s): 
Potato City
Farrukhabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Farrukhabad is located in India
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad (India)
Farrukhabad is located in Asia
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad (Asia)
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
Founded byMohammad Khan
Named forMughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar
Government
 • MPMukesh Rajput
 • District MagistrateMonika Rani
Population
(2011)
 • Total275,754
Language
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
209625
Telephone code05692
Vehicle registrationUP-76
Nearest cityKanpur (130 KM)
Literacy72%
Lok Sabha constituencyFarrukhabad
Websitefarrukhabad.nic.in

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.

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DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[2][3] Farrukhabad had a population of 276,581 along with Fatehgarh. Males constitute 52.7% of the population and females 47.3%. Farrukhabad has an average literacy rate of 73.44%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77.61%, and female literacy is 68.82%. In Farrukhabad-cum-Fatehgarh, 12.5% of the population is under 6 years of age. Sex ratio of Farrukhabad is 899 per 1000 male.[2][4]

TransportationEdit

RailwaysEdit

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

RoadwaysEdit

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.[5] The city has a bus station belonging to the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport System.

AirwaysEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2011 Census - Farrukhabad". Census 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "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 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Lok Sabha polls: the caste constituency". The Indian Express. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ PTI (7 August 2013). "Cos may shy away from Delhi-Jaipur Eway if land not acquired". IndianTollways. Retrieved 27 March 2019.