Mau

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This article is about the municipality in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Mau district. For other uses, see Mau (disambiguation).
Mau
मऊनाथ भंजन
city
Mau is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mau
Mau
Coordinates: 25°56′30″N 83°33′40″E / 25.94167°N 83.56111°E / 25.94167; 83.56111Coordinates: 25°56′30″N 83°33′40″E / 25.94167°N 83.56111°E / 25.94167; 83.56111
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mau
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Maunath Bhanjan municipal council
Area
 • Total 180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 292,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi/ Bhojpuri/ urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 275101
Telephone code +0547
Vehicle registration UP 54-
Sex ratio 978 (as of 2011) /
Website www.mau.nic.in

Mau, now known as Maunath Bhanjan, is a town located in Uttar Pradesh, India. This town is the headquarters of the Mau district.


History[edit]

During the reign of Sher Shah Suri, the famous emperor who defeated Humayun, visited Kolhuvavan (Madhuban) to meet the great Sufi saint Syed Ahmad Wadva.[1] Mahvani, one of the daughters of Sher Shah was settled permanently near the dargah of Syed Sahab.

Weather[edit]

Climate data for Mau
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23
(73)
26
(79)
33
(91)
39
(102)
42
(108)
40
(104)
34
(93)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
29
(84)
25
(77)
32.5
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 9
(48)
11
(52)
16
(61)
22
(72)
26
(79)
28
(82)
26
(79)
26
(79)
24
(75)
20
(68)
14
(57)
10
(50)
19.3
(66.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
18
(0.71)
9
(0.35)
0
(0)
0
(0)
96
(3.78)
144
(5.67)
162
(6.38)
201
(7.91)
24
(0.94)
3
(0.12)
6
(0.24)
675
(26.57)
Source: [Mau Weather]

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, Mau had population of 2,205,968 of which male and female were 1,114,709 and 1,091,259 respectively with population density of 1287 people per km2.[2] In 2001 census, Mau had a population of 1,853,997 of which males were 933,523 and remaining 920,474 were females with population density of 1087 people per km2. There are 978 Females for every 1000 Male and child sex ratio of girls is 946 per 1000 boys in Mau, Which is above the national average of 940.[3]

Religions in Mau[4]
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
36.7%
Muslims
  
63.2%
Buddhists
  
0.001%
Jains
  
0.001%
Others†
  
0.001%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.001%), Christians (<0.001%).

Media[edit]

Prominent English language dailies are The Times of India, North India Times, Hindustan Times, The Pioneer and The Indian Express. Several newspapers in Hindi and Urdu are also published daily. Hindi papers include Dainik Jagran, Crime and Detective Times, Amar Ujala, Dainik Hindustan, Rashtriya Sahara, Jansatta, I Next and Swatantra Bharat while the main Urdu papers are The Inquilab, Rozanama Rashtriya Sahara, Sahafat, Avadhnama, Qaumi Khabrein, Aag, Roznama Urdu, and Subahnama Urdu.[5] Air vivid bharti(102.2) which broadcast from mau.

Festivals[edit]

Common Indian Festivals such as Eid, Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Vijayadashami, Chatha, Christmas, Bhaiya Duj are celebrated with great pomp and show in the city.[6]

Economy[edit]

Mau is industrial town of eastern UP. After demise of textile industry of Banares and Mubarakpur, Mau stands as one of the last bastion of textile hubs of UP. A 1998-99 survey of Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) puts number of powerlooms at 58,381.[7]

There are speculations that this huge industry will benefit if GI is awarded to Mau as well as if clusters (of powerlooms, resembling modern industry) are encouraged. But as of date only one clustur has been identified as Palki Industries Pvt. Ltd. with 4100 units as per MSME survey of 2012.[8] Mau also contains three small industrial areas in Tajopur, Shahadatpura and Ghosi.[9]

  • 22.63% of District population resides in Urban area.
  • According to 1991 census sc/st population is 319,000 which is 22% of total population.
  • Population density of the district in 2011 census is 1287/km2
  • In 1997-98 total foodgrain production is 372,000 tonnes
  • Net irrigated area is 1,120 km2 & gross irrigated area is 1,530 km2
  • Percentage of electrified villages is 88.1% in the year 1997-98.
  • Per capita electricity consumption is 162 units in the year 1998-99.
  • In 1998 -99 total number of rural & small industrial units are 61526.
  • Total number of Handloom/Powerloom units are 58381 in 1998-99.
  • Percentage of Workers in the district, according to 1991 census, is 33.2%.
  • Number of dependents per hundred workers is 201.
  • According to 1991 census, 68.3% of total workers were directly involved in agriculture.
  • In 1996-97 per cultivator net sown area was 6,500 square metres
  • CD ratio in 98-99 is 11.96.
  • Length of metalled road per 100,000 population is 57 km.
  • Telephone connection per 100,000 population 275


People from Mau[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sufi saint's abode now Uttar Pradesh don's den". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Census of India: Primary Census Abstract". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  3. ^ "An Official Site of District MAU". Mau.nic.in. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived 8 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Newspapers In Lucknow". Justdial. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Festivals in Lucknow". Lucknow. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "GI Tag: Varanasi-Mau-Bhadohi leading in UP". Smetimes.in. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Government of India : Ministry of MSME : District Industrial Profile of Mau District" (PDF). Dcmsme.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  9. ^ "An Official Site of District MAU". Mau.nic.in. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 

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