Sirathu

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Sirathu Town
Sirathu
city
Sirathu Town is located in Uttar Pradesh
Sirathu Town
Sirathu Town
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°39′N 81°19′E / 25.65°N 81.32°E / 25.65; 81.32Coordinates: 25°39′N 81°19′E / 25.65°N 81.32°E / 25.65; 81.32
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Kaushambi
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,208
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sirathu is a town and ""Nagar Panchayat"" in Kaushambi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Transportation[edit]

Sirathu is well connected to big cities like Allahabad and Kanpur by road and rail. The Sirathu railway station is on the Allahabad–Kanpur route. Few mail or express trains halt at the Sirathu railway station, but passenger trains are quite common. The most common and preferred mode of transportation is via road. The national highway connects Sirathu with Allahabad and Kanpur. State buses are mostly common. The nearest bus station is Saini bus station. The Chaat (junk food item) of Saini is quite popular there.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Sirathu had a population of 12,208. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sirathu has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 42%.

Sirathu is one of the prominent towns in Kaushambi District of Uttar Pradesh. It is located about 60 km north-west of Allahabad and is just 15 km north-west of the district headquarters, Manjhanpur.

Pabhosa Tirtha and the historic site of Kara are the nearby places of tourist interest.

Nearest airport is at Lucknow. Sirathu Railway Station is situated on the Allahabad- Kanpur line of Northern Railways. National Highway 2 passes through Sirathu (Saini).

Courtesy: Prabhakar Maurya

References[edit]

  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.