Kerakat

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Kerakat
केराकत
Kitgiri
कीटगिरी
City
Nickname(s): KKT
Kerakat is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kerakat
Kerakat
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°38′07″N 82°55′22″E / 25.635152°N 82.922734°E / 25.635152; 82.922734Coordinates: 25°38′07″N 82°55′22″E / 25.635152°N 82.922734°E / 25.635152; 82.922734
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Jaunpur
Tehsil Kerakat
Kitgiri Established --> Third century
Founded by Buddha Dharma
Government
 • Type Nagar Panchayat/Vidhan Sabha
 • Body Mrs.Meena Sahu(Chairman)
Area
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Area rank 2
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,525
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Languages= Hindi, Bhojpuri, Jaunpuri
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 222142,22146
Vehicle registration UP62
Sex ratio 1000/943 /
Distance from Varanasi 45 kilometres (28 mi)
Distance from Jaunpur 30 kilometres (19 mi)
Distance from Ghazipur 80 kilometres (50 mi)
Distance from Azamgarh 65 kilometres (40 mi)
Lok Sabha constituency Machhlishahr (Lok Sabha constituency)
Website http://jaunpur.nic.in/

Kerakat or Kirakat is a town of the Jaunpur District in northern India with a population of approximately 13,500. It is situated near the Gomati River, which helps the land around the town stay very fertile.

Kerakat or Kirakat Belongs to Varanasi Division and Jaunpur District Administration.. It is located 30 km east of the city of Jaunpur, and 279 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.

Kerakat or Kirakat Postal Index Number is 222142 and the postal head office is situated in City.Kerakat is Also a Block, Tehsil, Police Station, Nagar Panchayat and Vidhan Sabha.

About Kerakat Tehsil[edit]

Kirakat or Kerakat Tehsil Have Many Villages & Towns According to Census There Are 421 Villages Under Kerakat Subdistrict.

History[edit]

Kirakat or Kerakat was known As "'Kitgiri "'during the time of Lord Gautam Buddha. It was one of the active places used by Budhhist monks (including Lord Gautam Buddha) during the period of Gautam Buddha.

Kerakat means the fort on the cliff. It may also refer to Kerar Bir, the main deity of Jaunpur.

Higher Education[edit]

Kerakat has two college for higher education Sainik Girja Shankar Mahavidyalaya and Rajkiya Girls Degree college Kerakat(In Construction).

Education[edit]

. Little Angel children school kerakat

  • Maharshi Dyanand Saraswati Arya Samaj School
  • Shri Krishna Sanskrit Madhmik School Huruhuri
  • Normal School, Kerakat
  • Mehanditala Shitla mata mandir
  • My home Address is ...Mehanditala

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Kirakat railway station is a small railway station which belongs to the North Eastern Railway. The station Code is KCT. Many passenger trains, including expresses, stop at the station. Neighbourhood stations are Dobhi and Gangauli. The closest major station are Jaunpur Junction Railway Station, Varanasi Junction and Aunrihar Junction.

Road[edit]

Driving distance from Kerakat to District headquarters Jaunpur is 30 km. Kerakat is also well connected by road to Varanasi, Azamgarh, Ghazipur and other cities of Uttar Pradesh.

Air[edit]

The closest major airport to Kerakat is Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport at Varanasi, 35 km by road. Another nearby airport is Azamgarh Airport.

Festivals[edit]

The biggest celebrations in Kerakat are Durga Pooja & Bharat Milap and the yearly animal fair in Narhan village. Pupils also organise big celebrations on other occasions including Eid al-Fitr, Holi, Ramzan, Diwali and Raksha Bandhan.

Notable people[edit]

Historic places and sights[edit]

  • Kali Mata Mandir, Nalapar, built by Rai Daya Krishna (Rai Shahib family in 1868)
  • Gomteshwar Mahadev, Sihauli .
  • Handiya Baba, Khalispur (Khurd).
  • Deveshwar Mahadev Mandir, Huruhuri Pokhra
  • CHAURA MATA MANDIR

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Constituency Area[edit]

There Are One Lok Sabha And VidhanSabha Kshetra.

List of villages[edit]

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  • Ailiya
  • Ajorpur
  • Akbarpur
  • Amhit
  • Atraura
  • Auri
  • Bambawan
  • Bantari
  • Baraichha
  • Baraichhabir
  • Baraie
  • Baramanpur
  • Baswari
  • Behara
  • Belhari
  • Bhadewara
  • Bhainsa
  • Bhairo
  • Bhanpur
  • Bharehari
  • Bhaura
  • Bhitari
  • Brahmanpur
  • Jhamaka
  • Chaura
  • Chhitaona
  • Dill ka pura
  • Deduwana
  • Dehari
  • Deorai
  • Dharaura
  • Gaushpur
  • Maniyara
  • Ghurdaur,
  • Gobra
  • Gulara
  • Huruhuri
  • Jamua
  • Kerakat
  • Khalispur (Khurd)
  • Saraiya
  • Kharagsenpur
  • Khargasipur
  • Kusaila
  • Kusarna
  • Lakthepur
  • Luttipur
  • Madar
  • Murlipur
  • Murki
  • Nalapr
  • Narhan
  • Naupur
  • Nihalapur
  • Nonmatiyan
  • Nuaaw
  • Pachwar
  • Parapati
  • Parmanandpur
  • Puranpur
  • Parauganj
  • Ramgarh
  • Rampur
  • Bharehari
  • Ratnupur
  • Sahabuddinpur
  • Saraibiru
  • Sarauni
  • Paschhim
  • Patti
  • Sarauni Purab Patti
  • Saroj
  • Barewar
  • Senapur
  • Shivram Pur Khurd
  • Sihauli
  • Sijhwara
  • Sohani
  • Sultanpur
  • Suratpur
  • Tadwa
  • Tariyari
  • Tejpur
  • Thana Gaddi
  • Udaichandpur
  • Umarwar

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kerakat post had a population of around 5 lakhs. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kerakat has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 62%. In Kerakat, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also[edit]

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. 

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