Gauriganj, India

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Gauriganj
Town
Gauriganj skyline
Gauriganj skyline
Gauriganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gauriganj
Gauriganj
Location of Gauriganj in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 26°12′22″N 81°41′24″E / 26.206°N 81.690°E / 26.206; 81.690Coordinates: 26°12′22″N 81°41′24″E / 26.206°N 81.690°E / 26.206; 81.690
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictAmethi
Government
 • MLARakesh Pratap Singh[1]
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total326,723
 • Density855/km2 (2,210/sq mi)
Language
 • OfficialHindi[2]
 • Additional officialUrdu[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Indian Standard Time)
Postal code
227409
Telephone code05-368
Sex ratio904:1000 /
Vehicle RegistrationUP-36
Websitewww.gauriganj.co.in

Gauriganj is a town and administrative headquarters of Amethi District in Faizabad division, Uttar Pradesh,India. It is situated about 126 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Before July 2010, Gauriganj was part of Sultanpur district and then taking Gauriganj, Amethi, Jais, Jagdispur, Salon etc. formed a new district called "Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar", later named Gauriganj and now Amethi. From Gauriganj a railway network is supplied to big cities in Uttar Pradesh and other states to Lucknow, Haridwar, Delhi, New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Howrah, Dehradun. It is an industrial area. It has a well-developed marketplace where all types of goods and services can be purchased. The market was built by Raja Madho Singh of Amethi and was one of the most important grain markets in the district. There is a temple of Lord Shiva and Ram-Janaki besides a mosque near Ramlila ground. Gauriganj is connected with State Highway 34 and National Highway 128. Nearby cities are Sultanpur, Rae Bareilly, and Faizabad. People of many different castes and religions live here. Gauriganj has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters and hot and humid summers. The divine goddess Gauri is the major deity of Gauriganj and the town named after her.

It has a population of 326,723, of which 165,284 are males and 161,439 are females. There are about 56,787 households living in the region. The Gauriganj telephone code is 05368.

Climate[edit]

Gauriganj has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters from December to mid-February, and dry, hot summers from April to mid-June. During extreme winters, the maximum temperature is around 12 degrees Celsius and the minimum is around 3 to 4 degrees Celsius. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers can be quite hot with temperatures rising to 40 to 45 degrees Celsius.

Gauriganj has a tropical wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 20 and 28 °C (68 to 82 °F). Gauriganj experiences three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and a mild autumn. Typical summer months are from March to May, with maximum temperatures ranging from 30 to 45 °C (86 to 100 °F). Although summer doesn't end until May, the city often receives heavy thundershowers in May, and humidity remains high. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when it gets an average rainfall of 722 mm, mostly from the south-west monsoon winds. Even during the hottest months, the nights are usually cool due to Gauriganj's altitude. The highest temperature ever recorded was 48.3 °C (118.9 °F). The monsoon lasts from June to October, with moderate rainfall and temperatures ranging from 10 to 28 °C (50 to 82 °F). Autumn begins in November. The daytime temperature hovers around 28 °C (82 °F) while the night temperature is below 10 °C (50 °F) for most of December and January, often dropping to 3 to 4 °C (37 to 39 °F).

Language and religion[edit]

An illustrated manuscript of the epic poem Padmavat, by Malik Muhammad Jayasi (c. 1750)

Hindi and Urdu are the official languages. Awadhi is also the widely spoken along with English.

Hinduism is followed by large numbers of the population. A significant part of the population of city consists of followers of Islam and Sikhism. Christians and Jains constitute a minority of the population.

Culture[edit]

Durga Puja is celebrated in Gauriganj with cultural activities from the 8th day of Navratri for 14 days. Moorty Visarjan is also a big event as it takes approximately 90 hours to complete with thousands of indulged people. Krishna Janmashtami is also celebrated with great joy. In Some Aashram (likes: Baba Balak Das etc.) and some temples (e.g. Doodh Nath Mandir, Ram Janki Mandir, Hanuman Mandir) Feast (i.e. Vishal Bhog Bhandara) took places annually.[clarification needed]

Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Eid Milad-un-Nabi and Shab-e-Barat are also celebrated in Gauriganj.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (UPLA): Member info". www.upvidhansabhaproceedings.gov.in. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.