Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur

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Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur
Jalalabad
city
Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur
Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur
Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur is located in India
Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur
Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°43′N 79°47′E / 27.72°N 79.78°E / 27.72; 79.78Coordinates: 27°43′N 79°47′E / 27.72°N 79.78°E / 27.72; 79.78
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Shahjahanpur
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,112
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP
Website up.gov.in

Jalalabad, Shahjahanpur (Hindi: जलालाबाद (शाहजहाँपुर), Urdu: جلال آباد Jalālābād) is a city and a municipal board in Shahjahanpur district of the Indian state Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Jalalabad is located at 27°07′N 79°47′E / 27.12°N 79.78°E / 27.12; 79.78.[1] It has an average elevation of 133 metres (436 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 India census,[2] Jalalabad had a population of 31,112. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 49%. Jalalabad has an average literacy rate of 50%, greater than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 51%. In Jalalabad, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Jalalabad
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
58%
Muslims
  
41%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Commercial significance[edit]

Jalalabad is situated between major cities of Uttar Pradesh like Lucknow, Kanpur, Bareilly. It connects west U.P. to East U.P. by a road through which the majority of transportation occurs.Now after Kola Ghat bridge(second longest bridge of U.P.) constructed,the easiest road to Delhi is via Badaun Distt. without any heavy traffic.Jalalabad has a lots of farming and very fertile lands, where mainly potatoes,wheat and rice are cultivated.In fruits variety of mangoes and guavas are harvested in the lots of gardens. The famous mango gardens of Hajiji's are situated in Barenda village.

Dargah Shareef[edit]

  • Hazrat Nizam Shah Barri Rahmatullah
  • Hazrat Jalal Shah Toghi Rahmatullah(Samman Burj Mian)
  • Hazrat Habibullah Shah Rahmatullah
  • Hazrat Mohabbat Shah Mian Rahmatullah

Temples[edit]

Parashurama whose axe is kept here in the Parashurama Temple

According to Indian mythology, Jalalabad is known as birthplace[3] of Lord Parashurama. His father Maharshi Jamadagni had his Ashram in this city where Parashurama was born. His birthplace is still called as "Renuka Kuti" named so after his mother 'Renuka'. Hence some people also call Jalalabad as Parashurampuri (i.e. a city of lord Parashurama).

Rivers[edit]

Surrounded by Ganga, Ramganaga and Behgul.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Jalalabad
  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. 
  3. ^ Shahjahanpur Etihasik Evam Sanskritik Dharohar page 98
  • Dr. Mehrotra N.C. Shahjahanpur Etihasik Evam Sanskritik Dharohar 1999 Pratiman Prakashan 30 Kucha Ray Ganga Prasad Allahabad 211003 India.