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|Nickname(s): Nath Nagar Raptinagar Gorakhdham|
|• Gorakhpur (Lok Sabha Constituency)||Yogi Adityanath (BJP)|
|• Metropolitan||5,484 km2 (2,117 sq mi)|
|Elevation||84 m (276 ft)|
|• Density||1,337/km2 (3,460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 53|
|Sex ratio||1000/944 ♂/♀|
|Avg. annual temperature||26 °C (79 °F)|
|Avg. summer temperature||40 °C (104 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||18 °C (64 °F)|
Gorakhpur is a city located along the banks of Rapti river in the eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located near the Nepal border, 273 kilometers east of the state capital Lucknow. It is the administrative headquarter of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division.
Gorakhpur is a religious center home to many historic temples and sites for both Hinduism and Buddhism. The city is home to the Gorakshanath Temple (Gorakhnath Math). Kabir, the 15th-century mystic poet is buried in Maghar, which is also near Gorakhpur.
Gorakhpur is one of the most flood-prone districts in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Data over the past 100 years show a considerable increase in the intensity and frequency of floods, with extreme events occurring every three to four years. Roughly 20% of the population is affected by floods, which are an annual occurrence in some areas, causing huge loss of life, health and livelihoods for the poor inhabitants, as well as damage to public and private property.
Research from the Climate and Development Knowledge shows that measures are in place to mitigate disaster risk in the form of the Gorakhpur District Disaster Management Plan. However, this plan focuses on how agencies can coordinate following floods and lacks a systematic approach to identifying weather-related hazards and vulnerability.
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This station serves as the sole headquarters of India's North Eastern Railway zone and it also has the world's longest railway platform. It connects to almost every major city in India. Direct trains connect to Hyderabad, Chennai, Agra, Aligarh, Moradabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Siwan, Jammu, Amritsar, Bilaspur, Raipur, and other distant parts of the nation. The station offers Class A railway station facilities. On 6 October 2013, Gorakhpur became the world's Longest Railway platform, after inauguration of the remodelled Gorakhpur Yard, with a stretch of around 1.35 kilometres (0.84 mi).
Air Force Station
|Climate data for Gorakhpur|
|Average high °C (°F)||23.2
|Average low °C (°F)||9.5
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||21.7
||Naugarh||Bhairahawa, Nepal||Kathmandu, Nepal|
- Capildeo family, Pundit Capildeo was born in the village Mahadevadubey in Gorakhpur
- Asit Sen Bollywood and Bengali
- Kedarnath Singh, poet, critic
- Mahmood Farooqui Indian writer, artist and director
- Munshi Premchand, writer, novelist
- Narendra Hirwani international cricket player
- Panne Lal Yadav, wrestler
- Raghupati Sahay, writer, critic
- Ram Upendra Das, economist
- Ravi Dubey, actor
- Shakir Ali, barrister
- Syed Modi, badminton player, winner of Arjuna Award
- Saurabh Shukla, actor
- Integrating climate change concerns into disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, India by Shiraz A. Wajih and Shashikant Chopde, the Climate and Environment Knowledge Network, 2014
- Integrating climate change concerns into disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, India
- "Gorakhpur gets world's longest railway platform". अमर उजाला (Amar Ujala). 13 February 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- North Eastern Railway. Ner.indianrailways.gov.in. Retrieved on 2011-10-21.
- No. 105 Helicopter Unit. Indian Air Force
- Climate Summary for Gorakhpur (from Weatherbase.com)
- Gorakhpur travel guide from Wikivoyage