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 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 (405 feet)from sea level. It is 22 km from (District Headquarters) Mati. Holy river Yamuna is near about 15 km south of the city.

Transport[edit]

Lucknow-Jhansi National High Way passes through Pukhrayan city.

Rail[edit]

Pokhrayan (Rail Code : PHN) is main railway station of Kanpur Dehat districton Kanpur -Jhansi railway section (North Central Railway) under North Central Railway zone in Jhansi Division.

Pukhrayan Railway Station

Important trains that stops here :

On 20 November 2016, a major train derailment occurred in Pukhrayan, killing more than 120 people. S1 and S2 compartments were amongst which were totally damaged.

Road[edit]

On road a large area bus stand of UPSRTC in the middle of Pukhrayan city.

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]

  • RSGU Post Graduate College Pukhrayan
  • National Inter College
  • Government Girls Inter College (GGIC)
  • Ram Swaroop Gramudyog Inter College
  • Vivekanand Rashtriya Inter College
  • Prema Katiyar Shikshan Sansthan
  • Shivmati Shivnandan Shukla Mahavidyalaya

Religious places[edit]

  • Mauhar Devi Temple
  • Shiv Mandir Sukhai Talab
  • Vignharta Ganesh Mandir
  • Bade Maha Dev Mandir
  • Sant Sua Baba Mandir
  • Shani Dev Mandir
  • Shri Hanumaan Mandir Nagar Palika Road

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. 

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