Khaga

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Khaga
town
Khaga is located in Uttar Pradesh
Khaga
Khaga
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°47′N 81°07′E / 25.78°N 81.12°E / 25.78; 81.12Coordinates: 25°47′N 81°07′E / 25.78°N 81.12°E / 25.78; 81.12
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Fatehpur
Named for Maharaja Khadagsen
Government
 • Type Lok Sabha
 • Body Rakesh Sachan
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,020
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Khaga (Hindi: खागा, Urdu: کھاگہ‎) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Fatehpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Khaga is situated between two important cities: Allahabad, which is also known as "Prayag", and Kanpur of the state Uttar Pradesh. Fatehpur is well connected with those cities by train routes and roads. The distance from Allahabad is 86 km and from Kanpur is 102 km by railway. The north boundary of the district is limited by the river Ganges and its southern boundary is the river Yamuna.

History[edit]

The town of Khaga is said to have been established by a brave ruler belonging to the martial Arakh or Singhrour clan, named Maharaja Khadagsen (also referred to as Khadag Singh). The Arakhs who ruled doaba region post Gupta period, came to control large parts of Fatehpur district (including Ayah and Khaga) and parts of Allahabad region (around Singrur) under Khadagsen's rule. It is also said that Singhrour kshatriya (also referred to as 'Arkawanshi' अर्कवंशी) rulers conducted Dashashwamegha yajnas (Horse sacrifices) in the doaaba region (area between Ganges and Yamuna) to prove their supremacy. Their power decayed with the rise of competing powers in the form of other Rajputs and Muslims.

Famous Colleges of Khaga[edit]

Schools and Colleges

  • janhit kari inter college ,

* Abhay Pratap Singh International School * S.T Mary's School

  • Umesh Yogesh Public School,
  • Asha Singh Inter College,
  • Rani Chandra Prabha Degree College,
  • Shukdev Inter College,

• Saraswati Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School,

  • Yamuna Public School,
  • Saraswati Baal Mandir School,

Geography[edit]

Khaga is located at 25°47′N 81°07′E / 25.78°N 81.12°E / 25.78; 81.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 107 metres (351 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Khaga had a population of 12,020. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Khaga has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 53%. In Khaga, 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Newspapers[edit]

  • Dainik Jagran Fatehpur Edition
  • Inext
  • Amar Ujala Compact
  • Hindustan
  • Daily Times
  • Fatehpur Rangshala Hindi weekly
  • Mulk E Haalat Urdu weekly

Railways[edit]

This city is connected with important cities by train. Fatehpur Station is on the main route of New Delhi-kolkata. Trains are available frequently. It has big platform of any station on the route from Howrah to Delhi. On 10 July 2011, a derailment near Malwan killed 200 passengers, and injured at least 1500, after the driver reportedly slammed on the emergency brakes because cattle were on the tracks.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khaga
  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. 
  3. ^ "India Train Crash Death Toll Climbs to 68". The Guardian. Associated Press. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011.