Mau district (Hindi: मऊ ज़िला, Urdu: مئو ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradeshstate of India and Mau town is the district headquarters. Mau district is a part of Azamgarh Division. Mau district is situated in the south-eastern part of the state with headquarters at Mau town. The district is surrounded by Ghazipur district on the south, Ballia district in the east and Azamgarh district in the west and north side surrounded by Gorakhpur. Varanasi touches some area in south side. The river Ghaghra forms its northern boundary and south boundary touches Tamsa river.
In sports Mau has a tremendous history:
Bhim Narayan Rai of village Revaridih -Sahroj, Natinal Champion and Record Holder in javelin Throw in National Games 1961 and broken the Asian Games record there. He has also broken a record in Indian School Games -1960. He has been awarded Outstanding performer in 1964 U.P. Athletic meet, he has got the UP state Track & Field championship 1961 to 1965 of UP
Long racer Bahadur Prasad participated in several Asian Games
Eminent Wrestler Kisore Pahlwan of Village Basiharam
Sprinter Ram das Sahani of Village Amila
TezBahadur Singh (UP Kesari) of village Sarwan Ranbirpur
Tridip Rai International Basket Ball player of village Kasara
Kamran Khan IPL Cricket player of village Nadwa Sarai.