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Mirzapur

Coordinates: 25°08′46″N 82°34′08″E / 25.146°N 82.569°E / 25.146; 82.569
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Mirzapur
City
Temples around Bariya Ghat
Temples around Bariya Ghat
Mirzapur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mirzapur
Mirzapur
Mirzapur is located in India
Mirzapur
Mirzapur
Coordinates: 25°08′46″N 82°34′08″E / 25.146°N 82.569°E / 25.146; 82.569
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictMirzapur
Established1735[1]
Named forCity of the Mirza (child of the ruler in Persian)[2]
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • Divisional CommissionerYogendra Nath Mishra (IAS)
 • District MagistratePraveen Kumar Laxkar (IAS)
 • Member of Lok SabhaAnupriya Patel (Apna Dal)[3]
Area
 • City40 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Rank13th in Uttar Pradesh[5]
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2011)[6]
 • City233,691
 • Rank25th in Uttar Pradesh[5]
 • Density6,069/km2 (15,720/sq mi)
 • Metro245,817
DemonymMirzapuri
Language
 • OfficialHindi[8]
 • Additional officialUrdu[8]
 • RegionalBhojpuri[9]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
231001
Telephone code05442
Vehicle registrationUP-63
Sex ratio0.903 (2011)
Literacy68.48% (2011) (78.97%; 56.86%)
Websitemirzapur.nic.in

Mirzapur (pronunciation) is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is known for its carpets and brassware industries, and the tradition of kajari and birha music. Straddled by the Maikal Hills, it served as the headquarters of the Mirzapur district.

Geography

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Mirzapur is located at 25°09′N 82°35′E / 25.15°N 82.58°E / 25.15; 82.58.[10] It has an average elevation of 80 metres (265 feet). Mirzapur lies between the parallels of 23.52 & 25.32 North latitude and 82.7 and 83.33 East longitude. It forms a portion of the Varanasi district. On the north and north-east it is bounded by Varanasi district, on the south by Sonbhadra district and on the north-west by Prayagraj district. The shape to the north and west is totally regular. In no direction, except for about 13 km in the north-east where the Ganga separates the Tehsil of Chunar from the district of Varanasi, has Mirzapur a natural frontier. The Chanvar fields, considered to be one of the most fertile land tracts in India, are located on Gangetic flood plains of the district.[citation needed]

Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5° E longitude, from a clock tower in Mirzapur. [citation needed]

Demographics

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As of the 2011 census, Mirzapur-cum-Vindhyachal municipality had a population of 233,691[6] and the urban agglomeration had a population of 245,817.[7] The municipality had a sex ratio of 869 females per 1,000 males and 11.9% of the population were under six years old.[6] Effective literacy was 78.25%; male literacy was 83.85% and female literacy was 71.80%.[6]

Religions in Mirzapur
Religion Percent
Hindu
84%
Muslim
15%
Jain
0.4%
Others†
0.6%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Indian Standard Time calculation

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Ghanta Ghar

Indian Standard Time is calculated from the clock tower in Mirzapur nearly exactly on the reference longitude of Indian Standard Time at 82°30'E, within 4 angular minutes, a property shared by Tuni, a town in Andhra Pradesh.[11] This is because there is a time lag of two hours between Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh. Hence, this was taken as the Standard Meridian for the whole country.[citation needed]

Education

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Mirzapur benefits from an university, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha[12] acquired by BHU, on lease in perpetuity from Bharat Mandal Trust[13] in April 1979 with an area of 1104 hectare situated about 8 km South West of Mirzapur City. At present RGSC (Rajiv Gandhi South Campus) is spread over 2700 acres and has been used to run special courses of Banaras Hindu University. Ambika Devi Senior Secondary School in Panwari Kalan is also located in Mirzapur.[14]

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ Bhardwaj, Prof Sewa Lal. Forgotten History of The Great Bhar/Rajbhar Kshatriya Clan. Sankalp Publication. p. 176. ISBN 978-93-90720-88-0. Archived from the original on 30 October 2023. Retrieved 30 October 2023.
  2. ^ "About Mirzapur". Archived from the original on 22 April 2023. Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  3. ^ Bagchi, Tanisha (26 October 2020). "Why Mirzapur MP's Call for Inquiry Into 'Mirzapur 2' Doesn't Hold". TheQuint. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Mirzapur Tehsil Population Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, List of Villages & Towns in Mirzapur Tehsil". Censusindia2011.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2023. Retrieved 21 April 2023.
  5. ^ a b "List of Largest Cities in Uttar Pradesh". 17 January 2015. Archived from the original on 21 April 2023. Retrieved 21 April 2023.
  6. ^ a b c d "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  8. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioners for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Bhojpuri". Ethnologue. Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Mirzapur, India". www.fallingrain.com. Archived from the original on 11 September 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2007.
  11. ^ "India investigates different time zones". BBC. 21 August 2001. Archived from the original on 14 May 2023. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Rajiv Gandhi South Campus". Archived from the original on 7 July 2007.
  13. ^ "BHU South Campus". Archived from the original on 31 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Ambika Devi Senior Secondary School". Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
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