Sant Ravidas Nagar district
संत रविदास नगर ज़िला
|District of Uttar Pradesh|
Location of district in Uttar Pradesh
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Bhadohi|
|• Total||1,055.99 km2 (407.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||89.14 per cent|
|Major highways||NH 2|
Sant Ravidas Nagar District was created on June 30, 1994 as the 65th district of the State. It is the smallest district by area of Uttar Pradesh. Sant Ravidas Nagar's (S.R.N.) old name was Bhadohi. The Mayawati government changed this district's name from Bhadohi to Sant Ravidas Nagar. It was part of Varanasi district prior to it creation on June 30, 1994.
This district is situated in the plains of the Ganges River, which forms the southwestern border of the District. Ganges, Varuna and Morva are the main rivers. The district is surrounded by Jaunpur District to the north, Varanasi District to the east, Mirzapur District to the south, and Allahabad District to the west. The district has an area of 1055.99 km². Rampur is a famous ghat in Bhadohi, and there are some famous temples in Bhadohi that are Sita Samahit Sthal (Sitamarhi),Semradhnath Bhole Shankar Mandir, Baba Harihar Nath (Gyanpur), Chakwa Mahaveer, Shiv Mandir (Sundarpur). Tilngeswarnath, Tilanga Shivjatpur and Bhadrakaali temple, and Baba Gangeshwarnath Dham situated in Itahara Uparwar Village.
This district is divided into three tehsils, Aurai Tehsil, Bhadohi and Gyanpur, and six blocks, Bhadohi, Suriyawan, Gyanpur, Deegh, Abholi, and Aurai. There are 1075 populated and 149 non-populated villages along with 79 Nyay-panchayat and 489 Gram panchayats in the district. The district has nine police stations.
According to the 2011 census Sant Ravidas Nagar district has a population of 1,554,203, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 320th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,531 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,970/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.81%. Sant Ravidas Nagar has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 89.14%.
satyam news is the first Hindi weekly newspaper of the District. Gaon Giraw, is the first Hindi daily newspaper of the District. Other newspapers distributed in the city published from Varanasi are Dainik Jagaran, Amar Ujala, Aj. Hindustan, Jansandesh Times and Awaz e Mulk.
|Allahabad district||Varanasi district|