Ghazipur district

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Ghazipur district
Location of Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates (Ghazipur): 25°37′N 83°34′E / 25.61°N 83.57°E / 25.61; 83.57Coordinates: 25°37′N 83°34′E / 25.61°N 83.57°E / 25.61; 83.57
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Division Varanasi
Headquarters Ghazipur
Tehsils 6
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Ghazipur
 • Total 3,377 km2 (1,304 sq mi)
 • Total 3,622,727
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Literacy 74.27%.[1]
 • Sex ratio 951
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highways NH 29, NH 19, NH 97, SH 36, SH 67, SH 69, SH 99
Average annual precipitation 1034 mm

Ghazipur district (Ghāzīpur) is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The city of Ghazipur is the district headquarters. The district is part of Varanasi Division. The region of Ghazipur is famous mainly for the production of its unique rose scented Spray called Gulab Jal, and for the tomb of famous Viceroy of British India, Lord Cornwallis, who died here. His tomb is situated in Western part of City, and is conserved by Archaeological Survey of India.


Religions in Ghazipur District
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census Ghazipur district has a population of 3,622,727,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Lithuania[2] or the US state of Oklahoma.[3] This gives it a ranking of 79th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] Out of the total population males are 1,856,584 and females are 1,766,143. The area of the district is 3,378 km2 and it constitute 1.82% of the population of Uttar Pradesh. It has a population density of 1,072 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,780/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.26%.[1] Ghazipur has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1,000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 74.27% (higher than the national average of 74.04%). Male literacy is 85.77% and female literacy is 62.29%.[1] 92.44% of the total population is rural and 7.56% is urban. Out of the total population of 3,622,727, rural population is 3,348,855 and urban population is 273,872. Average literacy of rural population is 73.62% and that of urban population is 82.05%.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1901 857,830 —    
1911 788,298 −0.84%
1921 781,333 −0.09%
1931 824,721 +0.54%
1941 985,081 +1.79%
1951 1,140,932 +1.48%
1961 1,321,578 +1.48%
1971 1,531,654 +1.49%
1981 1,944,669 +2.42%
1991 2,416,617 +2.20%
2001 3,037,582 +2.31%
2011 3,620,268 +1.77%


Vernaculars spoken in Ghazipur include Bhojpuri, a language in the Bihari language group with almost 40,000,000 speakers, written in both the Devanagari, {English} and Kaithi scripts.[5]

Local media

Mostly all major English, Hindi and Urdu dailies including The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, Hindustan, Rashtree Sahara. Almost all big Hindi TV news channel have stringers in the city.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Okahoma 3,751,351
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Hindi, urdu, English: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 30 September 2011.

External links

  • Official website
  • Government Homeopathic Medical College, Ghazipur

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