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Rasra (रसड़ा) is a city and a municipal board in Ballia district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Rasra is also known as 'Chhoti Kashi' and 'Nath Nagri'. In the past time, sugar was made from rotten sugarcane. So the city was named 'Rasra'.It has a important market for the nearby villages. Lounglatta is the famous sweet of Rasra. It's Dushehara fair is famous in Ballia district. Rasra has top schools of district. Rasra has second largest Durga Puja celebration in Uttar Pradesh after Ram Nagar, Varanasi. Gandhi Park, Nath Baba Mandir, Nath baba ka Pokhara, Kali Mandir, Purani Masjid, Sitaram ka Pokhara, Roshan Baba Majar, etc. are beautiful places of Rasra. It has a busy Sabzi Mandi, Fish Market, Chicken Market, Mutton Market. It has also Sadar Bazaar, Station Road Market, Hospital Complex Market, Mission Road Market, Kali Maa ka chauda,Chhitauni,etc.[citation needed]

Rasra

रसड़ा

chhoti kashi
Nickname(s): 
Nath Nagari
Rasra is located in Uttar Pradesh
Rasra
Rasra
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°51′N 83°51′E / 25.85°N 83.85°E / 25.85; 83.85Coordinates: 25°51′N 83°51′E / 25.85°N 83.85°E / 25.85; 83.85
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionAzamgarh
DistrictBallia
Area
 • Total19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total421,580
 • Density22,000/km2 (57,000/sq mi)
Language
 • OfficialHindi
 • OthersBhojpuri, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (BhojpuriIST)
PIN
221712
Area code(s)05491

GeographyEdit

Rasra is 34 km far from Ballia and 42km from Mau Rasra is located at 25°51′N 83°51′E / 25.85°N 83.85°E / 25.85; 83.85.[1] It has an average elevation of 55 metres (180 ft).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[2] Rasra had a population of 29,263.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rasra
  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.