|• Body||Municipal Corporation|
|• Total||5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||84 m (276 ft)|
|• Density||10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
As of 2011[update] India census, Machhlishahr had a population of 26‚107. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Literacy rate is Machhlishahr city is 77.43%‚higher than the national average of 59.5%. male literacy is around 83.85%,while female literacy rate is 70.86%. In Machhlishahr, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. Represented in the U.P. State Assembly by MLA Subhash Pandey of the BSP.
Machhali Shahar was known as Machchhika Khand during the time of Gautam Buddha. It was one of the active places used by Budhhist monks (including Lord Gautam Buddha) during the period of Gautam Buddha.
The biggest celebrations in Machhali Shahar are,Ram navami, Eid-ul-Milad and Bharat Milap as yearly festival. Pupils also organise big celebrations on Dashahara, Eid-ul-Zuha, Eid-ul-Fitr, Holi, Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Shab-e-Barat and more other occasions. Visible excitement shows on Independence Day and Republic Day. This is the city where all pupils related with all regions celebrate all the festivals with each other.
Machhali Shahar tahsil has more than 80 colleges up to high school. In brief years, many professional and technical institutions were opened and contributed for development of ancient city as well.
Members of Parliament
- 1952: Ganapati Ram, Indian National Congress
- 1957: Ganapati Ram, Indian National Congress
- 1962: Ganapati Ram, Indian National Congress
- 1967: Nageshwar Dwivedi, Indian National Congress
- 1971: Nageshwar Dwivedi, Indian National Congress
- 1977: Raj Keshar Singh, Janata Party
- 1980: Sheo Sharan Verma, Janata Dal
- 1984: Sri Pati Mishra, Indian National Congress
- 1989: Sheo Sharan Verma, Janata Dal
- 1991: Sheo Sharan Verma, Janata Dal
- 1998: Chinmayanand, Bhartiya Janata Party
- 1999: Chandra Nath Singh, Samajwadi Party
- 2004: Umakant Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party
- 2009: Toofani Saroj, Samajwadi Party
- 2014: Ram Charitra Nishad, Bhartiya Janata Party
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Machhlishahr
- "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.