Biswan

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Biswan
बिसवां
Town
Biswan is located in Uttar Pradesh
Biswan
Biswan
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°30′N 81°00′E / 27.5°N 81.0°E / 27.5; 81.0Coordinates: 27°30′N 81°00′E / 27.5°N 81.0°E / 27.5; 81.0
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District

Sitapur

altitude = 133
Founded by Biswa Nath
Population (2001)
 • Total 47,746
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 261201
Telephone code 05863

Biswan (Hindi: बिसवाँ) is a town and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Biswan is located at 27°30′N 81°00′E / 27.5°N 81.0°E / 27.5; 81.0.[1] It has an average elevation of 133 metres (436 feet). The twin Sharda Canals flow across the outskirts of the town.

Sharda Canal near Biswan

History[edit]

This town is said to have been founded by a Hindu ascetic named Bishwa Nath around 1350 AD.

Demographics[edit]

As per Census of India, 2011,[2] the town has a population of 55,780 of which 29,059 are males while 26,721 are females. Male literacy is around 75.30% while female literacy rate is 66.97%.

Religion[edit]

The town population was predominately Hindu when the town was founded in 14th century. During Muslim rule in following centuries, this town grew in size mainly by Muslim immigration. In 1881, the total population was 8148, of whom 56.5% were Hindus and 43.2% were Muslims. However, in last century Muslims have growth faster than Hindu and the result is today Hindus are only 44.91% while Muslim population is close to 54%.[3]

Famous places[edit]

Biswan is an old town with a rich history of its culture. Even back in 1881, when the population was just about 8000 people, it has 21 Muhammadan mosques and 17 Hindu temples. As per an old adage, People believe that Biswan is a Scorpion Free zone.

Patthar Shivala Temple

Biswan gets its name from a very famous temple of Lord Shiva, Vishwanath Mandir.

In Biswan a very famous fair of Guljar Shah is hosted every year during winter. The fair is popular across the state of Uttar Pradesh.

There is a very famous temple of Lord Shiva situated at the center of the town which is built of stones completely, named Patthar Sivala.

Another of the temples of Lord Shiva, which is more than 200 years old, Doodhnath Mandir, is located in the area of Shankar Ganj. An "ancient well" within Doodhnath Mandir which is more than 200 yrs old.

Industry[edit]

During the Raj, the town was celebrated for tobbacco, cotton prints, printed pottery and tazias/tabuts. The modern day industrial landscape of this town is dominated by a sugar mill named The Seksaria Biswan Sugar Factory, one of the famous Sugar Mills in the district. It is located in outskirts of this town along major district road (MDR) 23C which connects Biswan with four-lane National Highway 24. This sugar factory was first established in 1939.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  1. Shri Ram Champa Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College
  2. Sunshine Convent School
  3. Elpis Global School (Affiliated to C.B.S.E from PG to Class 12th)
  4. Islamiya Furqaniya Junior High school
  5. B.N.S.D public school
  6. Madarsa Furqaniya
  7. Hanumat Rameshwar Dayal Inter College
  8. Seth Jay Dayal Inter College
  9. K.D.M. Girls Inter College
  10. K.D.M. Inter College
  11. Saraswati Shishu Mandir
  12. Saraswati Vidya Mandir (Girls)

Degree colleges[edit]

  1. Administrative Block of BLRD College
    Sri Bacchulal Ramdulari Mahavidyalaya, Biswan, Sitapur

References[edit]

Historical Places in Sitapur district

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Biswan
  2. ^ "Biswan City Population Census 2011 - Uttar Pradesh". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  3. ^ "The imperial gazetteer of India". archive.org. Retrieved 2016-01-27.