Puranpur

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Puranpur

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Town
Puranpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Puranpur
Puranpur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°31′N 80°09′E / 28.52°N 80.15°E / 28.52; 80.15Coordinates: 28°31′N 80°09′E / 28.52°N 80.15°E / 28.52; 80.15
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictPilibhit
Elevation
180 m (590 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total19,042
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
262122
Telephone code5880

Puranpur is a town and a municipal board in Pilibhit district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. After independence and Partition of India the large numbers of Sikhs migrated and settled in the Puranpur Region. Due to dense Sikh population and their lifestyle, The area is also known as Mini Punjab as after Partition of India in 1947.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Census of India,[1] Puranpur had a population of 37,233. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Puranpur has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average rate of 59.5% in which male literacy is 61%, and female literacy is 46%. In Puranpur, 15% of the population is under 6 years old.

Languages spoken[edit]

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • English


  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College Puranpur
  • [2]

Transportation[edit]

Bus transportation[edit]

Pilibhit is well connected with Bareilly, Tanakpur,Delhi, Lucknow and various major cities of Uttar Pradesh by State Transport (UPSRTC) buses.Some UPSRTC AC Shatabdi buses also run from Puranpur to Delhi, Lucknow, Bareilly and Tanakpur.[3]

Rail transportation Puranpur railway station is on the Pilibhit-Mailani railway line. The station is under the administrative control of the North Eastern Railways. Computerised reservation facility is provided.[4]

National Highway 730, runs through Puranpur, and connects Pilibhit to Lakhimpur via Puranpur, Gola, Khutar.

Three express trains pass from here Lucknow: Lucknow - Agra Express (5313), Nainital Express (5308) and Rohilkhand Express (5310).

From Delhi one has to reach first nearby Bareilly by train before reaching Purnapur by meter gauge train. Nowadays Railway facility is not available at Puranpur Railway Station as work is in progress for broad gauge line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
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  3. ^ "Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(UPSRTC) Puranpur to Pilibhit Bus Tickets Booking - redBus™". m.redbus.in. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Puranpur Railway Station (PP) : Station Code, Time Table, Map, Enquiry". NDTV. Retrieved 3 September 2019.