Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh

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Fatehpur is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city is situated between two holy rivers, the Ganga and Yamuna. The city has been named after Babu Fateh Chandra who helped Rani Lakshmi Bai in freedom fight as well.

Fatehpur
City
Fatehpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur
Fatehpur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Fatehpur is located in India
Fatehpur
Fatehpur
Fatehpur (India)
Coordinates: 25°56′N 80°48′E / 25.93°N 80.8°E / 25.93; 80.8Coordinates: 25°56′N 80°48′E / 25.93°N 80.8°E / 25.93; 80.8
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictFatehpur
Assembly ConstituencyFatehpur
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyNagar Palika Parishad (NPP) Fatehpur
 • ChairmanNazakat Khatoon (Samajwadi Party)
 • MLAVikram Singh (Bhartiya Janta Party)
 • SDMPrem Prakash Tiwari (PPS)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,04,224
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-71
Websitefatehpur.nic.in

GeographyEdit

Fatehpur is located at 25°56′N 80°48′E / 25.93°N 80.8°E / 25.93; 80.8. It has an average elevation of 110 metres (360 feet).[1] This district is situated between two important cities - Allahabad and Kanpur - of Uttar Pradesh. It is well connected with those cities by train route as well as bus route. The distance from Allahabad is 117 km and 76 km from Kanpur. It lies in fertile land also known as 'Doaba' between Ganges and Yamuna. National Highway 19(NH-19) goes through the city. It is the junction for going to Banda, Prayagraj, Kanpur and Raebareli. [2]

HistoryEdit

The known history of Fatehpur is as old as the Vedic era. Cunnigham has written about "Bhitaura" and "Asani" places of this district, while discussing about the residuals of the Vedic era. There are proofs that Chinese traveller Huen Tsang visited the Asani place of this district.

In the village Renh, which is 25 km south-west of Fatehpur town, some articles of archeological interest have been found, from around 800 BC. Many articles like coins, bricks, idols etc. of the Maurya period, Kusan period and Gupta period have been found throughout the area, which are very important from the archeological point of view. Golden coins of period of Chandragupta II have been recovered from village Bijauli. The bricks used in the fort of Asani are also of the Gupta Period. The Khajuha town, situated on Mughal road is a very old town. Its description has been found in the old Hindu scripture "Brahma Purana". In 1561 AD, Moghal emperor Humayun passed through this town while invading Jaunpur state. On 5 January 1659, Moghal emperor Aurangzeb had a fierce battle with his brother prince Shahshuja, and killed him near this place. To celebrate the victory, he constructed a large beautiful garden "Badshahi Bagh" and a big lodge having 130 rooms.

During the Moghul regime, the control of Fatehpur shifted over time to the hands of Jaunpur, Delhi and Kannauj. In 1801, this region came under control of the East India Company, and in 1814 it was given the status of a sub-division (Paragana), while the headquarters were at Bhitaura, which is now a block office. In 1826, Fatehpur was re-designated as a district headquarters.

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Fatehpur City
Religion Percent
Hindus
68.74%
Muslim
30.69%
Sikhism
0.10%
Jainism
0.03%
Christians
0.23%
Buddhism
0.01%
Others†
0.0%

As of 2011 census, Fatehpur City had a population of 1,93,193 out of which males were 1,01,263 and females were 91,930. The literacy rate was 76.50 per cent.[3] Bahuwa Town had a population of 11,031 with 69.67% literacy rate. There are 528 villages in Fatehpur Tehsil with population of 8,92,229 with 65.51% literacy rate.[4]

Religions in Fatehpur Tehsil
Religion Percent
Hindus
86.41%
Muslim
13.33%
Christians
0.10%
Sikhism
0.02%
Jainism
0.01%
Buddhism
0.01%
Others†
0.12%

Notable peopleEdit

TransportEdit

EducationEdit

There are many Senior Secondary Schools in Fatehpur like Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Children Public School , St. Xaviers and Motherland Public School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Fatehpur
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Fatehpur Tehsil Population, Religion, Caste Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh - Census India". www.censusindia.co.in. Retrieved 21 February 2019.