Kunda, India

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Kunda, India
Kunda
city
Kunda Railway Station
Kunda Railway Station
Kunda, India is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kunda, India
Kunda, India
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°43′N 81°31′E / 25.72°N 81.52°E / 25.72; 81.52Coordinates: 25°43′N 81°31′E / 25.72°N 81.52°E / 25.72; 81.52
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Pratapgarh
Government
 • MLA Raja Bhaiya
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,331
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 230204
Telephone code 05341
Website pratapgarh.nic.in

Kunda is a town and a Tahsil in Pratapgarh district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Kunda is located at 25°43′N 81°31′E / 25.72°N 81.52°E / 25.72; 81.52.[1] It has an average elevation of 89 metres (291 feet). Kunda is not a very old town and probably was founded during the British Raj. Kunda is Located on Allahabad-Lucknow National Highway 24B.[2] Place is developing as main commercial location in the region.

About 12 km away from Kunda there is a great temple known as Haudeswar Naath. There lies a natural shivling which is worshiped by Hindus all over India.

Just 2 km away from Haudeswar Naath Dhaam is Raja Bhaiya's Dr. Ambedkar Bird sanctuary, which is located in Benti village.

5 km north there is Mangarh Dham, where is newly built Bhakti Mandir is one of the most beautiful constructions in Uttar Pradesh.

2012 Assembly Elections[edit]

Raghuraj Pratap Singh, more commonly known as Raja Bhaiya (born 1969) is an Indian politician and currently an Independent Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), having been elected fifth time in a row from Kunda in the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election, 2012.[3] He is a descendant of the Bhadri Family which ruled the former Bhadri princely state of Oudh, India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Kunda had a population of 22,331. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kunda has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 47%. In Kunda, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of Interest[edit]

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj has an ashram (Bhakti Dham) at Mangarh in Kunda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kunda
  2. ^ - Kunda
  3. ^ Nistula Hebbar (20 March 2012). "The long rule of Raja Bhaiya". 
  4. ^ "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.