Sherkot

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Sherkot
شیرکوٹ
city
Sherkot is located in Uttar Pradesh
Sherkot
Sherkot
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°21′N 78°35′E / 29.35°N 78.58°E / 29.35; 78.58Coordinates: 29°21′N 78°35′E / 29.35°N 78.58°E / 29.35; 78.58
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bijnor
Founded by SherShah Suri
Government
 • Type Democracy
 • Body Sherkot Nagar Palika Parishad
 • Chairman Qamrul Islam
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 62,226
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 246747
Telephone code 01344
Vehicle registration UP 20

Sherkot , Urdu: شیرکوٹ‎),(Hindi: शेरकोट, is a city and Municipal board in the Bijnor of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

History[edit]

Sherkot, was founded by Emperor Sher Shah Suri, an Afghan ruler of the Sur Dynasty, who ruled North India from 1540 AD to 1545 AD after defeating Humayun, a Mughal emperor.[2] Under the reign of Akbar, it was the main town of the pargana region and was attacked in 1805 by Muhammad Amir Khan, a Pathan invader. Later, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 it was the scene of battle between loyalists and rebels. The first Battle of Sherkot took place on 28 July 1857 and the second on 5 August.[3]

Up to 1844, it was headquarters of the tehsil, or district and later became a part of the Dhampur tehsil. In 1901, it had a population of 14,999 [4][5]

Geography[edit]

Sherkot is located at 29°21′N 78°35′E / 29.35°N 78.58°E / 29.35; 78.58.[6] It has an average elevation of 203 metres (666 feet).

River[edit]

  • Kho

Kho is only river in Sherkot. This is also known as RamGanga or Ramanga in local language. This river is useful for farmers in irrigation.

Demographics[edit]

The Indian census of 2011 [7] showed that Sherkot had a population of 62,226 with males constituting 52% and females 48%. Sherkot has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 74.09% with male literacy at 62% and female 53%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Villages on the Kalagarh Road (NH-74)[edit]

  • Bhanoti Village
  • Hafsabad
  • Ledar Pur
  • Mubarakpur
  • Gamarhi
  • Bhutpuri
  • Akhbrabad
  • Bhikka Wala
  • Ramsa Wala
  • Alampur Gawari
  • Aaraji Kandla

Village Ledar Pur is about 6 km from Sherkot on the way to Kaalagarh on National Highway 74. Ramganga is about 2 km from this village toward Kaalagarh. It is a small village with no more than fifty houses. This village is combined with Mubarak Pur for the purpose of election of Graam Pradhan. Bhikkawala is a village, about 4 km from Sherkot. This village has its own Graam Pradhan. There is a Junior High School in this village. Aaraji Kandla is a village, about 7 km from Sherkot. This village has its own Graam Pradhan. There are two Junior High School in this village.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan's History of the Bijnor Rebellion, by Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Published by Idarah-i Adabiyat-i Dlli, 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Sherkot The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 22, p. 273.
  3. ^ Chapter 3 - Nawab Mahmud Khan's Relations with Hindu Landlords. 2) First Fighting in Sherkot Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan's History of the Bijnor Rebellion, by Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Published by Idarah-i Adabiyat-i Dlli, 1982.
  4. ^ Sherkot The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 22, p. 273.
  5. ^ Dhampur Tahsil The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1909, v. 11, p. 283.
  6. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sherkot
  7. ^ [1]

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