Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh

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Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh
निजामाबाद, उत्तर प्रदेश
city
Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh
Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh
Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh is located in India
Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh
Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°03′N 83°04′E / 26.05°N 83.06°E / 26.05; 83.06Coordinates: 26°03′N 83°04′E / 26.05°N 83.06°E / 26.05; 83.06
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Azamgarh
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,096
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP
Website up.gov.in

Nizamabad is a town and a nagar panchayat in Azamgarh district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is well known for its black pottery. [1]

Geography[edit]

Nizamabad is located at 26°03′N 83°04′E / 26.05°N 83.06°E / 26.05; 83.06.[2] It has an average elevation of 72 metres (236 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Census of India,[3] Nizamabad had a population of 12,096. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nizamabad has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 51%. In Nizamabad, 20% of the population is under 6 years of age. The place is having one of the prominent gurdwaras of India where Guru Nanak had visited and left his sandal here and hence the gurdwara is called Gurdwara Guru Nanak Charan Paduka.It is present on Ballia-Shahganj broad gauge.

Religions in Nizamabad
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
33%
Muslims
  
66%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Economy[edit]

The black clay pottery of Nizamabad is unique type of clay pottery known for its dark shiny body with engraved silver patterns. It was registered for Geographical Indication tag in December 2015.[4]

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