Laharpur

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Laharpur
city
Laharpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Laharpur
Laharpur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°43′N 80°54′E / 27.72°N 80.9°E / 27.72; 80.9Coordinates: 27°43′N 80°54′E / 27.72°N 80.9°E / 27.72; 80.9
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Sitapur
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 50,080
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 261135

Laharpur is a city and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Laharpur is located at 27°43′N 80°54′E / 27.72°N 80.9°E / 27.72; 80.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 133 metres (436 feet). Laharpur has a population of approximately 50,000 people. It is situated 107 km north-west of the state capital, Lucknow. Laharpur is a Subdivision, Block headquarter and sends a member to the state assembly. It is famous for being the seat of Qalandaria Order of Sufism and the Dargah of Great Saints Hazrat Shah Alauddin Ahmad Chirminaposh Suharwardi, Hazrat Shah Abdul Rahman Jaanbaaz Qalandar and Hazrat Shah Maja Qalandar. The core business used to be weaving by local artisans mostly belonging to Muslim community but due to high cost of raw material and higher labour cost, this artisan based craft is on the verge of extinction. Baba Jangli Nath temple of Lord Shiva, which used to be in the jungle, now inhabited, is situated 3 km from the main town.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Laharpur had a population of 50,080. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Laharpur has an average literacy rate of 41%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 47%, and female literacy is 34%. In Laharpur, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Laharpur
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
32%
Muslims
  
66%
Jains
  
1.4%
Others†
  
0.6%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Businesses[edit]

As mentioned above, Laharpur used to be hub of weaving and Zardozi work in past. However in present the main businesses in Laharpur are timber and leather work. Having been a gateway to Terai region all the way towards the Nepal border, paddy[clarification needed] and sugarcane are also produced significantly. Laharpur also has one of the largest fleet or private buses in the Lucknow region.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Laharpur
  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. ^ "Laharpur Pin code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-19.