Pukhrayan

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Pokhrayan
town
Pokhrayan is located in Uttar Pradesh
Pokhrayan
Pokhrayan
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°14′N 79°51′E / 26.23°N 79.85°E / 26.23; 79.85Coordinates: 26°14′N 79°51′E / 26.23°N 79.85°E / 26.23; 79.85
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Kanpur Dehat
Government
 • Body Municipality
Area
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,908
 • Density 830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 209111
Telephone code 05113
Vehicle registration UP 77

Pukhrayan is a town and a Municipality in Kanpur Dehat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Found to the south-west of Mati on National Highway 25, Pukhrayan is 4 km from the Bhognipur.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pukhrayan is located at 26°14′N 79°51′E / 26.23°N 79.85°E / 26.23; 79.85.[2] It is on average elevation of 124 metres (406 feet)from sea level. It is 22 km from (District Headquarters) Mati. Holy river Yamuna is near about 15 km south of the city. There have been many famous freedom fighters from pukhrayan who contributed for freedom of India. Some of them are Ramswaroop Gupta, Rameshwar Sachan, Shaligram Sachan, Tulsiram Sachan , Rewti raman Sachan & so many Freedom Fighters.

Pukhrayan has a government hospital. Pukhrayan is also a place of pilgrimage. Temples include Mausoleum of Saint Sua Baba, Bade Mahadevan (lord Shiva), Mauhar devi Temple, and Siddheshwari Temple. It is situated 15 km from Kalpi [Death place of Rani Lakshmibai (a famous female freedom fighter)

Transport[edit]

Lucknow-Jhansi National High Way passes through Pukhrayan city. Pukhrayan (Pokhrayan) is main railway station of Kanpur Dehat districton Kanpur -Jhansi railway section (North Central Railway)

Pokhrayan Railway Station

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Pukhrayan had a population of 65,503. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Pukhrayan has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 70%. In Pukhrayan, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Pukhrayan has many UP board(state board) institutions. Some are:

  • National Inter College
  • Sarswati Bal Mandir
  • Holy Cross Mission Public School
  • Saraswati Shiksha Mandir Pukhrayan
  • Saint Vivekanand Public School

There is also colleges for higher studies:

  • Government Girls Inter College (GGIC)
  • Ram Swaroop Gramudyog Inter College
  • Ram Swaroop Gramudyog Degree College
  • Prema Katiyar Shikshan Sansthan
  • Shivmati Shivnandan Shukla Mahavidyalaya
  • Vivekanand Rashtriya Inter College

There is also training center for technical and IT education:

  • World Of IT Learning Center

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pukhrayan in India". India9.com. 5 December 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  2. ^ [1]
  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.