Dewa, India

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Dewa
Dewa Sharif
देवा शरीफ़
دیوا شریف
city
Nickname(s): Dewa
Dewa is located in Uttar Pradesh
Dewa
Dewa
Dewa is located in India
Dewa
Dewa
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°02′N 81°10′E / 27.03°N 81.17°E / 27.03; 81.17Coordinates: 27°02′N 81°10′E / 27.03°N 81.17°E / 27.03; 81.17
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Barabanki
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,819
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP
Website up.gov.in

Dewa Sharif (Hindi: देवा शरीफ़, Urdu: دیوا شریف‎) or Dewa (Hindi: देवा, Urdu: دیوا) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Barabanki district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is famous for the shrine of Haji Waris Ali Shah. This town is also known by the name of Dewa Sharif in respect for the shrine.

Geography[edit]

Dewa is located at 27°02′N 81°10′E / 27.03°N 81.17°E / 27.03; 81.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 137 metres (449 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Dewa had a population of 12,819. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Dewa has an average literacy rate of 45%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 51% and, female literacy is 38%. In Dewa, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.Dewa Mela is being organised every year and people from several countries come here to visit the dargah of sufi sant Hazrat Waris Ali Shah.

Religions in dewa
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
39%
Muslims
  
60%
Jains
  
0.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

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