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Shahganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°43′N 82°57′E / 24.72°N 82.95°E / 24.72; 82.95Coordinates: 24°43′N 82°57′E / 24.72°N 82.95°E / 24.72; 82.95
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Jaunpur
Elevation 303 m (994 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 761,994
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Shahganj is a city and a municipal board in Jaunpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

After Jaunpur, Shahganj has some of the biggest grain, grocery and general both wholesale and retail markets in the North-Eastern UP. Being well connected via Railways and Roadways, it plays a major part in the local economy. The nearby villages and towns are prosperous relative to many prominent districts of the state. It is also home to the only state owned sugar cane factory of the region. Shahganj is famous for its Ramlila's and Durga Puja festivals and is also famous for "Shah-Panja" (Rauza of Hazrat Ali). This place is visited by many pilgrims specially on Thursday and a famous Badi masjid in shahganj.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Shahganj had a population of 761,994. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shahganj has an average literacy rate of 59%, Lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 61%, and female literacy is 57%. In Shahganj, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Schools, Colleges & Social Organisations[edit]

Sir syad Ahmad Inter College(1934) and Public Inter-College are prominent colleges of Shahganj both were started in 1930 approx. Other important schools are Moon Inter College, Eden Public School, Sir Syed Inter College and Maharishi Vidya Mandir. ''St. Xavier School', St. Joseph Senior Secondary School, Gajraj Singh Intermediate College (Jamunia), South Indian School, Sunrise Public School,"MCA COMPUTER INSTITUTE PURANA CHOWK", Maa sharda computer institute purana chowk'' Udayan Academy are constantly being opened. An Industrial Training School named Basanti Devi ITI is running since 2011 July and Idara Talim-o-Tarbiyat Junior High School is also running since 1972. JCI Shahganj is famous social organisation founded in Nov 1980. Jyotsana is an organisation of doctors that works for social welfare and physically challenged people.


Shahganj (SHG) is a railway junction from where one line goes to Azamgarh, Chhapra and Gorakhpur while other line goes to Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow. It is connected to Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Amritsar, Jaipur, Jhansi & Ahmedabad. Buses are available for Lucknow at regular intervals. Nearest airport is at Babatpur, Varanasi which is approximately 90 km from Shahganj.

Famous villages around Shahganj are Madrha (Earlier Pradhan Rekha Krisn kumar Singh),Parasin ,Golhagur,Chbhwa,Kudiyari,Ltirpur,Kapa,Argupur,Sekhapur Asharafpur,Bilarmaun, takha,Immampur, sheikhwalia, Jamunia, bibiganj,Gauspur, Khetasarai, Kalapur,(Khutahan)Narwari, Kohnda, Pooranarsingh, Sabrahad, Para, Rafipur, Arand, Usrehta, Jaigahan, Jamdaha, Jaigahan, Surish, Barauna, Kauriya, Ambari and Izdipur.

Here is a biggest industry POPULAR IRON & STEEL CO.The famous sugar mill "Ratna Sugar Mill is closed now and it has been sold to private owners.

Nearest markets are Khutahan, Malhani, Imampur, Gauspur, Kheta Sarai, Kalapur, Patti Narendrapur and Arsia Bazar.

Famous villages are takha east and west, Shekhapur Ashrafpur, Patti, Fatehgarh, Sutauli (famous for cremation), Bhadi, Natauli,santi nagar nhadi, Ghethuwa(Bigdhariya Arsia Bazar), Amawa Kalan and Ishapur.

SOME COLONY- bankers colony faizabad road , railway colony,


Shahganj has government hospitals. Private hospitals like Surya Hospital, RK Orthopaedic Hospital, Sushila Devi Memorial Hospital, Satya Prem Hospital, Sir Syed Hospital & modern diagnostic centre,Holi Care Clinic are also working. The medical stores in Shahganj include Akash Medical Agencies, Singh medical store, Amrit Agencies, Shahganj Medical Store, Ansari Medical Store, MNMH Medical store, Relaibul Medical Hall etc.


Shahganj does not have any specific recreation facility but sports events are often carried out at ground of St. Thomas Inter College and Ramlila Maidan. Shahganj also has a park named Tulsi Udyan near Roadways.

Shahganj has only one movie theater named Hind which runs shows daily of recently released Hindi and Bhojpuri movies.

Market and Financial Services[edit]

Shahganj has adequately sufficient financial services as most of the important banks have their branches including UBI, SBI, BOB, PNB, KGSG bank, Central Bank, OBC, HDFC Bank etc. ATMs are available at Railway station, Roadways, Azamgarh Road, Jaunpur Road and in markets too.

Market of Shahganj is one of the best in the area with Police Station at its centre. Market is oriented around Jaycees Chauraha and Irankiana. Food whole sale market is so large and dealing in large scale including with many districts like Jaunpur,Sultanpur,Azamgardh,Mau & Akbarpur.M/s Devendra singh Jitendra singh firm in leading role in this market dealing with Food commodity & also reputed dealer of Ghari Detergent, Priyagold & India Gate basmati Rice. Market of Shahganj is weekly closed on 'Thursday' Having an official Holiday. It has popular food joints like Shimpu, Jannat and Desi Bhandar. The Manoj Garments, Saari Sansar, Pandey Vastralaya and Narayana Vastralaya are main clothing shops. In Tours and Ticketing Section many option are available, some are Zahris Tours and Travels and Jafri Tours and Travels; both situated at Azamgarh Road.


Currently the Chairman of Shahganj Nagar Palika (one of the oldest Nagar Palika in UP {Status Granted in 1905}) is Mr. Jitendra Singh.He is graduated in Bsc and very popular among peoples with very simple living. He spend his whole life for better the life of shahganj peoples. Recently, in the Legislative Assembly elections, Shailendra Yadav 'Lalae Yadav' was elected as MLA from Shahganj. He was MLA from Khutahan earlier


  1. ^ "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.