Barabanki city

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This article is about the municipality in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Barabanki district.
بارہ بنکوی
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) Bus Station at Barabanki
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) Bus Station at Barabanki
Barabanki is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°55′N 81°12′E / 26.92°N 81.2°E / 26.92; 81.2Coordinates: 26°55′N 81°12′E / 26.92°N 81.2°E / 26.92; 81.2
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Barabanki
 • Chairman Ranjeet Bahadur Srivastava
 • Total 2,202 km2 (850 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 146,831
 • Density 331/km2 (860/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 225 001
Telephone code 5248
Vehicle registration UP-41
District Magistrate Ministi S, IAS

Barabanki is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Barabanki District. The city is about 29 km east of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of major states in India.

City configuration[edit]

Barabanki city comprises :

  1. Barabanki (revenue village)
  2. Nawabganj (tehsil)
  3. Banki (town area)
  4. Barel (village)
  5. Satrikh (village)
  6. Kurauli (village)
  7. 252 Bomb Disposal Company (cantonemnet)[1]
  8. and Suburbs


As per provisional data of 2011 census, Barabanki urban agglomeration had a population of 146,831, out of which males were 77,766 and females were 69,065. The literacy rate was 81.85 per cent.[2]

According to Government of India, the district Barabanki is one of the "Minority Concentrated District in India"[3] and Barabanki city is classified as Muslim-majority city in the government files.[4]

Religions in Barabanki
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

People and places[edit]

This city has produced some well known personalities like the legendary K D Singh "Babu", a famous hockey player. Film actor Naseeruddin Shah was born in Barabanki. The famous Shiva temple "Mahadewa" is also located in this district only. Its situated approximately 30 km from Barabanki on the Lucknow-Bahraich Road, popularly known as Buddhist Circuit (bauddh paripath). Barabanki has produced some other prominent personalities like Khumar Barabankvi, the famous poet, and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, an eminent political figure. The famous Haji Waris Ali Shah's dargah is also located at Dewa in Barabanki. It is marked by an annual fair which facilitates the cultural, social and economic efficiencies of the district.Anurag Srivastava, IAS topper also belongs to Barabanki.

Iran's famous religious and political leader, Ayatollah Khomeini's paternal grandfather, Seyyed Ahmad Musavi Hindi, was born in Kintur, a village in the Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh. He went to Iran in 1834 and settled down in Khomein, Iran in 1839 during the times of British Raj in India to escape colonial rule.



  1. ^ "252 Bomb disposal Company (Barabanki)". Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Identification of Minority Concentration Districts". Press Information Bureau (Government of India). 2007-06-22. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  4. ^ Ashok, Akash Deep (December 6, 2013). "Babri Masjid anniversary: A few more things that were demolished that day". India Today (in English) (New Delhi). Retrieved 7 December 2013.