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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'.[citation needed]

Rasra
रसड़ा
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
State Uttar Pradesh
Division Azamgarh
District Ballia
Area
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 421,580
 • Density 22,000/km2 (57,000/sq mi)
Language
 • Official Hindi
 • Others Bhojpuri, Urdu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 221712
Area code(s) 05491

GeographyEdit

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.

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