Atrauli

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Atrauli
city
Atrauli is located in Uttar Pradesh
Atrauli
Atrauli
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°11′N 80°41′E / 27.18°N 80.68°E / 27.18; 80.68Coordinates: 27°11′N 80°41′E / 27.18°N 80.68°E / 27.18; 80.68
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Aligarh
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,845
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 202280 [1]

Atrauli is a city and a municipal board in Aligarh district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

It is around 30 km far from Aligarh, which is famous for Aligarh Muslim University. 20 km from Narora Atomic Power Plant(the only Nuclear Project in UP), situated at right bank of Holy river Ganga.Ex Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh MR. Kalyan Singh has contested many elections from Atrauli constituency.The name of the town is taken from Atri Muni who visited Atrauli.

Atrauli is also known for milk collection, with collection centers Tulsi dairy, Shahji dairy, Balaji dairy, Paras dairy, Nova dairy, Param dairy and other.[citation needed] It also known as the birthplace of music legend Ustad Alladiya Khan (1855–1946), the founder of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana school of music.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Atrauli is located at 27°11′N 80°41′E / 27.18°N 80.68°E / 27.18; 80.68.[4] It has an average elevation of 136 metres (446 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Atrauli had a population of 43,845. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Atrauli has an average literacy rate of 45%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 62% of the males and 38% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Viresh Yadav is the MLA from Atrauli.Young Counceller of Nagar Palika Sachin Verma S/O bisan chand verma [6]

Entertainment[edit]

Entertainment has also got its own space among people's lives and Atrauli provides its inhabitants the place where they can indulge for three hours, in form of two cinemas as listed below -

  • Shiv Palace
  • Kailash Pati Cinema

But now there is only 1 is left Kailash Pati Cinema. The other is closed due to bankruptcy. Peoples from rural areas from periphery of 20 km around come to entertain here, It is a very cheap town for shopping.

Notables residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atrauli". pincode. 
  2. ^ Where talent matters Times of India, June 26, 2006. "Heaven knows how many singers were fortunate to have sat at the feet of Ustad Alladiya Khan, founder of the Jaipur-Atrauali gharana."
  3. ^ Kumāraprasāda Mukhopādhyāẏa (1 January 2006). The Lost World of Hindustani Music. Penguin Books India. pp. 154–. ISBN 978-0-14-306199-1. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Atrauli
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ http://myneta.info/up2012/candidate.php?candidate_id=1666