Ghughali

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Ghughuli
Ghughuli
city
Ghughuli is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ghughuli
Ghughuli
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°06′N 83°44′E / 27.100°N 83.733°E / 27.100; 83.733Coordinates: 27°06′N 83°44′E / 27.100°N 83.733°E / 27.100; 83.733
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Maharajganj
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,312
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 273151
Vehicle registration 52

Ghughuli is a town and a nagar panchayat in Maharajganj district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is near to Gorakhpur and very close to the Indo-Nepal border. East of Ghughali is the Baikunthi river. The bank of the Baikunthi is used for performing last rites and quarry is for river sand.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Ghughli had a population of 10,312. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ghughuli has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 41%. In Ghughuli, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Basic source of income for majority of citizens is agriculture. It had erstwhile UP State sugar Corporation Ltd which is no longer functional.

Languages[edit]

Basic language is Bhojpuri, Other languages include Hindi, English.

Important tourist destinations[edit]

  • KushiNagar – 51.4 km (2 hours drive)
  • Kapilvastu (Nepal) – 60 km (2.5 hours drive)
  • Gorakhsnath Temple – 54 km (1.5 hours by road, 45 minute by express train)
  • Lehra Devi Mandir- 45 km (2 hours drive)
  • Itahiya shiv mandir- 30 km (2 hours by road)

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.