Mahrajganj, Uttar Pradesh
Mahrajganj, Uttar Pradesh
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Mahrajganj is a city and a municipal board in Maharajganj district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Maharajganj District of Uttar Pradesh achieved autonomy on 2 October 1989. This rectangular district spans from 27°09' North to 83°34' East geometric coordinates and occupies 2934.1 sq. km area. Demarcated by the Indo-Nepal border, Maharajganj is flanked by Nepal in the north, Gorakhpur District in the south, Padrauna District in the east and Siddharth Nagar and Sant Kabir Nagar Districts in west.
As per the 2011 Census, Maharajganj District has recorded a population of 26,65,292. This rural district has agrarian economy.
Maharajganj is a quaint district whose serene and tranquil environment and picturesque terrains dotted by meandering streams is a real treat. Lehara Durga Mandir is an important sightseeing destination of the district.
Last Updated on : 16 January 2012
As of 2001 India census, Mahrajganj had a population of 26,272. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mahrajganj has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 45%. In Mahrajganj, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary The Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Maharajganj District of eastern Uttar Pradesh and is part of one of WWF-India’s priority tiger landscapes, the Terai Arc Landscape. The sanctuary is home to a diverse variety of flora and fauna including tigers. A part of the Sanctuary is contiguous with the Valmiki Tiger Reserve of Bihar.
Earlier, to help the staff of the Sanctuary undertake regular patrols and control wildlife crime, WWF-India, in partnership with Aircel Ltd. had donated a Bolero Camper vehicle.
Later, on request of Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Sohagibarwa Wildlife Division, Uttar Pradesh, WWF-India organized a two-day training from 13–14 June 2012 for the frontline staff of the division. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, Senior Coordinator, Capacity Building, WWF-India, undertook the training in which a total of 70 frontline staff attended. Apart from the frontline staff, all the three Sub-divisional forest officers (SDOs) and the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) also attended the training.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.