Erich, Uttar Pradesh

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Erich
Erach
city
Erich is located in Uttar Pradesh
Erich
Erich
Erich is located in India
Erich
Erich
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°47′07″N 79°05′28″E / 25.78528°N 79.09111°E / 25.78528; 79.09111Coordinates: 25°47′07″N 79°05′28″E / 25.78528°N 79.09111°E / 25.78528; 79.09111
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Jhansi
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,523
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 284302
Telephone code 05171
Vehicle registration UP-93
Website up.gov.in

Erich is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jhansi district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. In ancient period it was known as Erikachha or Erakachha and according to a Buddhist text, the Petavatthu it was one of the major cities of the Dasanna janapada.

History[edit]

Bhakt Prahlad was born in Erich and Holika Dehan first took place Erich. The names of a number of rulers of Erich during the post-Maurya period are found from the coins issued by them. They are Sahasamitra, Ishvaramitra, Sahasrasena, Mitrasena, Amitasena and Maha(sena?).[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Erach had a population of 8,523. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Erach has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 37%. In Erach, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhandare, S. (2006). Numismatics and History: The Maurya-Gupta Interlude in the Gangetic Plain in P. Olivelle ed. Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-568935-6, p.90
  2. ^ "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.