Maharajganj district

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Maharajganj district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Gorakhpur
Headquarters Mahrajganj, Uttar Pradesh
Tehsils Anand Nagar (Pharenda), Nautanwa, Nichlaul, Maharajganj Sadar
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Maharajganj
 • Assembly seats Maharajganj sadar, Siswa bazaar, Anand Nagar (Pharenda), Nautanwa and Paniyara
 • Total 2,934.1 km2 (1,132.9 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,665,292
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Literacy 64.3 per cent
 • Sex ratio 943
Major highways NH730, NH29, NH731
Website Official website

Maharajganj district is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, and the town of Maharajganj is the district headquarters.


Maharajganj district is bounded by Nepal in the north, the districts of Kushinagar in the east, Gorakhpur to the south and Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar in the west. It is part of Gorakhpur Division. The district covers an area of 2,951 km². It has a population of 2,173,878 (2001 Census).[1]


The district was carved out from the erstwhile Gorakhpur district on 2 October 1989. It is famous for the ruins of Buddha which are found here and it is expected that if proper excavation is done then many unknown facts about Buddha will be discovered. Great Maurayan emperor Chandragupta Maurya was born in Pippalivana which is located in Maharajganj district. Religious temples Lehra devi and Itahiya panchmukhi shiv mandir is famous in the region and in Nepal.


District has one Lok Sabha constituency named as Maharajganj.

There are 5 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district which are:

  • Nautanawa
  • Maharajagnj Sadar
  • Paniyara
  • Siswa Bazaar
  • Anand Nagar (Pharenda)

Municipal set up

There are 2 nagar palikas in the district:

  • Maharajagnj
  • Nautanwa

There are 7 nagar panchayat in the district:

  • Bridgemanganj
  • Pharenda
  • Sonouli
  • Nichlaul
  • Siswa bazaar
  • Ghughuli
  • Partawal

Bridgmanganj and Partawal are newly created.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Maharajganj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


Maharajganj district comprises 4 tehsils:

  • Maharajganj Sadar; 4 community development blocks: Maharajganj, Ghughali, Paniara and Partawal.
  • Nautanwa; comprising 2 community development blocks: Ratanpur and Laxmipur.
  • Nichlaul; 3 community development blocks: Nichlaul, Mithaura and Siswa.
  • Pharenda; 3 community development blocks: Bridgmanganj, Dhani and Pheranda.

There are 1258 villages in the district and 14 police stations.

Police Stations

  1. Pharenda (Anand Nagar)
  2. Nautanwa
  3. Purandarpur
  4. Kothibhar(Siswa Bazar)
  5. Thuthibari Kotwali
  6. Kolhui
  7. Bridgmanganj
  8. Shyamdeurawa
  9. Parsamalik
  10. Bargadawa
  11. Paniyra
  12. Chauk
  13. Sonauli Kotwali
  14. Ghughuli
  15. Nichlaul
  16. kotwali sadar
  17. Sohgibarwa


Religions in Maharajgang District
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census Maharajganj district has a population of 2,665,292,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[4] or the US state of Nevada.[5] This gives it a ranking of 151st in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 903 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,340/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 22.61%.[3] Maharajganj has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 64.3%.[3]


  1. ^ "Uttar Pradesh". india,gov,in website. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Kuwait 2,595,62 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nevada 2,700,551 

External links

  • Maharajganj district website
  • District Court Maharajganj

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