|• Member Of Parliament||Sonia Gandhi|
|• Total||4,609 km2 (1,780 sq mi)|
|• Total||191,056 city and 3,404,004 district|
|• Density||739/km2 (1,910/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 33|
|Sex ratio||941 ♂/♀|
Raebareli pronunciation (help·info) is a city and a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raebareli District. The town is situated at the bank of the Sai river, 82 km (51 mi), 82 km southeast of Lucknow. It possesses many architectural features, chief of which is a strong and spacious fort erected .
Etymology and post independence
Raja Har Parshad "Taluqedar of Naseerabad" a Kayasth, a native of this town, was the Nazim or Commissioner of Khairabad Division during the reign of the ex-king. He joined the mutineers and went up to Naipal with Begum Hazrat Mahal of Oudh dynasty and on 31 December 1858 while returning after leaving her safe, he was killed in a battle with British army. He has been honoured with the title of "Lastville and the most notorious governor of Oudh". The district of Rae Bareli was created by the British in 1858, and is named after its headquarters town.
Geography and climate
Rae Bareli lies in the southern part of Uttar Pradesh. On the North it is bounded by tehsil Mohanlal Ganj of Lucknow and Haider Gargh of Barabanki, on the east by tehsil Mussafir Khana of district Sultanpur and on the south-east by Pargana Ateha and the Kunda tehsil of district Pratapgarh. The southern boundary is formed by Ganga which separates it from the district of Fatehpur. On the west lies the Purwa tehsil of Unnao. The district forms a part of the Gangetic plain, which is of the recent origin. The district being a part of the alluvial plain confirms to the same geological sequence as the plain itself.
Raebareli has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters from December to Mid February and dry, hot summers from April to Mid June. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September when it gets an average rainfall of 1200 mm mostly from the south-west monsoon winds. During extreme winter, the maximum temperature is around 12 degrees celsius and the minimum is between 3 - 4 degrees celsius. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers can be quite hot with temperatures rising to the 40 to 45 degree celsius range.
Raebareli is one of the six districts of the Lucknow Division, which is headed by a Commissioner headquartered at Lucknow. He serves as a link between the districts in his division and the State Government. The General Administration of the district is vested in the District Officer who is called Deputy Commissioner for revenue and District Magistrate (D.M.) for criminal jurisdiction. Raebareli is divided into 6 sub divisions:
A separate wing under Chief Development Officer looks after all the development work to be carried out in the district. A district development officer is posted at district headquarters. At each block, a block development officer is also posted. For development purpose the district has been divided into 15 development blocks namely, Amawan, Bachhrawan, Sataon, Dalmau, Harchandpur, Kheeron, Lalganj, Maharajganj, Jagatpur, Rahi, Rohaniya, Sareni, Shivgarh, Deen Shah Gaura, Unchahar, Deeh, Chatoh, and Salon.
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