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Nickname(s): mkp
Mankapur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°02′N 82°14′E / 27.03°N 82.23°E / 27.03; 82.23Coordinates: 27°02′N 82°14′E / 27.03°N 82.23°E / 27.03; 82.23
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gonda
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,000
 • Official Hindi, Urdu, Awadhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 271302
Telephone code 05265
Vehicle registration U P 43

Mankapur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Gonda district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a constituency of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly [1] and its present member is Ramapati Shastri. Ramapati Shastri is minister in cabinet of uttar pradesh. It has Gonda to its west, Rehra in its north, Maskanawa in the east and Nawabganj in the south. The birthplace of Rama, Ayodhya, is 37 km from Mankapur in south and well connected by rail and road network. The main marketplace there is the Mankapur Chauk. A major establishment there is the Indian Telephone Industries (ITI),[2] which is a major source of employment in the region. The ITI Ltd has set up a self-sufficient township in Mankapur where all the employees live and work within the campus.


As of 2011 India census,[3] Mankapur had a population of 25000 including telephone industry. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Mankapur has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 67.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 75%. In Mankapur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Mankapur is well known for its educational status. At present time about 12 Inter college are there, in Mankapur.


Languages spoken in Manakapur include Awadhi, Urdu language, a dialect of Hindi continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region,[4] and kharo boli...language spoken here is only Hindi including two dialect awadhi and khari boli


Mankapur mandal was a jagir (estate) formed when Raja Dutt Singh of Gonda, of Bisen Rajput dynasty, seized the Bandhalgoti rai of Mankapur and gave it to his younger infant son, Kunwar Ajmat Singh around 1681, making him the first ruler of the state. The state had 189 villages under it and during the British Raj, it was a pargana in Utraula tehsil.[5] It became a separate tehsil in 1987, later in 1997 when the Gonda district was bifurcated to create Balrampur district, it remained with its former district.[6]

The last ruler of this jagir, before the independence was Raghavendra Pratap Singh,[7] who was a Congress politician, 1933–1955, and served in UP assembly continuously since 1937; though later he joined the Swatantra Party formed by C. Rajagopalachari.[8] Later his son Anand Singh was a Lok Sabha member; in turn his son Kirti Vardhan Singh also became a Lok Sabha member.

Educational Institute[edit]

Notable people from Mankapur and historical events[edit]

Vikas Singh is famous social activist from the town and working as state convenor of BJP Communication cell.



  • Mankapur has one of the six nationwide manufacturing plants of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) [9]
  • Mankapur Chini Mills a unit of Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd is located in datauli village.


  1. ^ Mankapur (SC) Constituency of Uttar Pradesh Election Commission of India - State Elections 2002.
  2. ^ ITI's description of Mankapur Plant Indian Telephone Industries.
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Awadhi: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  5. ^ Utraula Tehsil The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908, v. 24, p. 287.
  6. ^ History Gonda district Official website.
  7. ^ Mankapur - Genealogy and History Queensland University.
  8. ^ ‘The Swatantra Party and Indian Conservatism, by H. L. Erdman. Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 0-521-04980-6. Page 121.
  9. ^ ITI's description of Mankapur Plant Indian Telephone Industries.

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