Katra, Shahjahanpur

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Miranpur Katra
city
Nickname(s): Katra
Coordinates: 28°02′08″N 79°40′18″E / 28.035576°N 79.671712°E / 28.035576; 79.671712Coordinates: 28°02′08″N 79°40′18″E / 28.035576°N 79.671712°E / 28.035576; 79.671712
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Shahjahanpur
Government
 • M.L.A. Mr. Rajesh Yadav (Samajbadi Party)
 • Chairman Mr. Nikhil Kumar Gupta (Samajbadi Party)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 40,256
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN codes 242301
Vehicle registration UP-27
Website shahjahanpur.nic.in

Miranpur Katra is a Vidhan Sabha constituency in Shahjahanpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is located 47 kilometres (30 mi) east of the Bareilly, on the main Lucknow–Delhi National Highway 24. It is also called Katra Sareef.

Nikhil Kumar Gupta has been elected for chairman (Nagar Panchayat Adyaksha) two times by the public of Miranpur katra on the ticket of Samajbadi Party(SP)(Since 2007-2012,Now 2012-2016).

History[edit]

The First Rohilla War of 1773–1774 was a punitive campaign by Shuja-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, against the Rohillas, Afghan highlanders settled in Rohilkhand, northern India. The Nawab was supported by troops of the British East India Company, in a successful campaign brought about by the Rohillas reneging on a debt to the Nawab.

The Rohillas under Hafiz Rahmat Ali Khan [1] were defeated by Colonel Alexander Champion in April 1774. The decisive battle, in which Hafiz Rahmat Khan died, was at Miranpur Katra, on 23 April.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Katra had a population of 26,371. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Katra has an average literacy rate of 37%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 44%, and female literacy is 29%. In Katra, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Miranpur Katra
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
25.2
(77.4)
31.2
(88.2)
37.5
(99.5)
40.5
(104.9)
38.7
(101.7)
34.0
(93.2)
32.8
(91)
33.3
(91.9)
32.4
(90.3)
28.5
(83.3)
23.6
(74.5)
31.6
(88.9)
Average low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.9
(51.6)
15.6
(60.1)
21.4
(70.5)
25.1
(77.2)
27.0
(80.6)
25.9
(78.6)
25.7
(78.3)
24.4
(75.9)
19.7
(67.5)
13.2
(55.8)
9.1
(48.4)
18.9
(66)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.1
(0.87)
20.3
(0.799)
17.6
(0.693)
6.2
(0.244)
18.2
(0.717)
111.8
(4.402)
299.7
(11.799)
317.0
(12.48)
166.0
(6.535)
85.8
(3.378)
3.1
(0.122)
4.1
(0.161)
1,071.9
(42.201)
Source: IMD

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