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Nickname(s): Rbgnj
Robertsganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°42′N 83°04′E / 24.7°N 83.07°E / 24.7; 83.07Coordinates: 24°42′N 83°04′E / 24.7°N 83.07°E / 24.7; 83.07
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Sonbhadra
Elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 32,209
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 231216
Telephone code +91 5444

Robertsganj (Hindi: राबर्टसगंज, Urdu: رابرٹس گنج) is a city and a municipal board in Sonbhadra district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Located in the southeastern corner of the state. Robertsganj is the administrative headquarters of Sonbhadra District.


Robertsganj is located at 24°42′N 83°04′E / 24.7°N 83.07°E / 24.7; 83.07.[1] It has an average elevation of 301 metres (987 feet). Robertsganj is located in the south-eastern ranges of the Vindhyachal mountain.


Robertsganj is located about 90 km from the city of Varanasi, which is also the nearest airport. Flights are available to all major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra, Bangalore, Chennai, Patna, Khajuraho, Hyderabad, Gaya etc. International connections are Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Macca and Kathmandu. Robertsganj is well connected to Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi and Mirzapur by road. Buses are available at all hours of the day from Varanasi and it normally takes 2½ hours to cover the distance. The city is connected by rail to Delhi, Allahabad, Ranchi and Patna. Some notable trains passing through the town are Muri express (Jammu Tawi - Delhi - Tata Nagar), Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express/12873(Hatia - Kanpur - Delhi) and Triveni Express (Bareilly - Lucknow - Shaktinagar), Intercity Express (Singrauli - Varanasi).

The highway connecting Varanasi and Waidhan passes through the city. Though this is not a national highway it is a very busy road because of the towns Renukot, Anpara, Shaktinagar which are sufficiently commercialized areas. National Thermal Power corporation is in Shaktinagar and also National Coalfield different projects like Singrauli, khadia, Jayant, Dudhichua, amlori, Kakri etc. These areas have several major coal mines which cater a big part of the coal need of the state. Churk a nearby town is situated around 10 km, where jaypee group is establishing a thermal power project. One of the main reasons this road is always busy is due to daily transport of around 1000 trucks of grits and sand.


Robertsganj has a relatively subtropical climate with high variation between summer and winter temperatures. The average temperature is 32 °C–42 °C in the summer and 2 °C–15 °C in the winter. The weather is pleasant in rainy season from July to October. The natural beauty in city's outskirt is worth watching.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Robertsganj had a population of 32,209. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Robertsganj has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 58%. In Robertsganj, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Actual population in 2007 must be around 90,000 (approx)[citation needed]. Most of the population lives on farming, and owning small businesses of their own. As Robertsganj has now become the administrative headquarters, many people also are employed in government services.

Historical Places[edit]

Chandrakanta, a popular Hindi novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri is related to VIJAYGARH FORT. The princess Chandrakanta of Vijaygarh, and the prince Virendra Singh of Naugarh. Krur Singh, a member of the Vijaygarh king's court who dreams of marrying Chandrakanta and taking over the throne. When Krur Singh fails in his endeavor, he flees the kingdom and befriends Shivdutt, the powerful neighboring king of Chunargarh (a renaming of "Chunar-fort", referring to the fort in Chunar that inspired Khatri to write the novel).


Gaon Girav is the only Hindi Daily News Paper published from this district.


"Madhuban Mega Mart" and "Sarthak Bazar" these two big mart and "Cotton County" show room.

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