Mehnagar

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Mehnagar
city
Mehnagar is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mehnagar
Mehnagar
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°53′N 83°07′E / 25.88°N 83.12°E / 25.88; 83.12Coordinates: 25°53′N 83°07′E / 25.88°N 83.12°E / 25.88; 83.12
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Azamgarh
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,319
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mehnagar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Azamgarh district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Mehnagar is located at 25°53′N 83°07′E / 25.88°N 83.12°E / 25.88; 83.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 61 metres (200 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mehnagar had a population of 13,319. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mehnagar 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 Mehnagar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

Mehnagar is a historic place situated 20 km from Azamgarh, in Uttar Pradesh. An ancient fort built by King Haribans and a huge pond is the main draw. An annual religious fair held on the ponds known as Madilaha, 3 km away, is attended by large number of people from far and near. and Azamgarh was founded around 1665, by a powerful landlord named Azam Khan son of Vikramajit. Vikramajit a descendant of Gautam Rajputs of Mehnagar in pargana Nizamabad, like some of his predecessors, had embraced the faith of Islam. A Small Village Katat Chak Katat West Of Madilaha Pond.

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