Auraiya district

Auraiya district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, andAuraiya town is the district headquarters.

Auraiya district
औरैया जिला

Auraiya district

History

On 17 September 1997 two tehsils named Auraiya and Bidhuna were separated from district Etawah to form the new district named as Auraiya.

Geography

The district of Auraiya lies in the southwestern portion of Uttar Pradesh 26° 21″ and 27° 01″ north latitude and 78° 45″ and 79° 45″ east longitude and forms a part of the Kanpur Division. It is bounded on the north by the districts ofKannauj, western border adjoins tehsil Bharthana of the Etawah district and the district of Gwalior. The eastern frontier marches with the district of Kanpur Dehat, and along the south lie Jalaun.

Economy

Dibiyapur is another notable industrial town of this district which has installations of India’s leading Public Sector Enterprises viz. 663 MW Combined cycle power plant of NTPC, Petrochemical plant and Gas compressor station of GAIL.

Transport

It is situated on National Highway no. 2 (Mughal Road) and 64 km. in the east of district headquarter of Etawah and 105 km. in west ofKanpur city.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Auraiya district has a population of 1,372,287, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 357th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 681 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,760 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.3 %. Auraiya has a sex ratio of 864 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.25 %.

Auraiya Tilak Degree College Ajitmal is the famous town of the district in field of education. Janta maha vidhyalaya, janta inter college, jawahar navodaya school, M R Educational Institute, BTC training centre DIET are the excellent institutes of Ajitmal.

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