Ghosi

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Ghosi
city
Ghosi is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ghosi
Ghosi
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°07′N 83°32′E / 26.11°N 83.54°E / 26.11; 83.54Coordinates: 26°07′N 83°32′E / 26.11°N 83.54°E / 26.11; 83.54
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mau
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 35,833
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Ghosi is a town and Adarsh Nagar Panchayat in Mau district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Ghosi is situated 137 kilometres (85 mi) from Varanasi. It is known for the UP State Government Sugar Mill and for the World's biggest Tazias (a model/copy of Imam Hussain Shrine).

Geography[edit]

Ghosi is a city in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is located at 26°07′N 83°32′E / 26.11°N 83.54°E / 26.11; 83.54,[1] and has an average elevation of 68 metres (223 feet).

Communities[edit]

Baghi is the civil area of Ghosi town located at southern east part Raghauli is a village in Ghosi Tehsil, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Ghosi itself along the Ghosi-Majhwara Road. It has a mixed population, whose main occupation is agriculture, but many go to Gulf countries for work. The village is surrounded by two lakes, one in the north, the other on the west side. Ghosi Nearly Rajesultanpur 56km

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001's India census,[2] Ghosi had a population of 35,833. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Ghosi has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 57%. In Ghosi, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age. The main source of people's income is agriculture and business.

Religions in ghosi
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
41%
Muslims
  
58%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Language[edit]

Languages used include Urdu, Hindi

History[edit]

Ghosi was named Raja in 1535. The city is known throughout India by the name "Madinat ul-Ulama", after the large proportion of Islamic scholars and seminaries to be found there.

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