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About Akbarpur

Profile of AkbarpurAkbarpur city belongs to Ambedkar Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The city constitutes a municipal board. The city is situated on the banks of River Tamsa or Tons. The city is divided into Akbarpur and Shahzadpur due to River Tamsa. Shahzadpur locality is considered as the shopping and commercial hub of Akbarpur. As per Ramayana, Akbarpur is the actual location where King Dashratha, father of Lord Rama, shot Shravan Kumar. From then onwards, this place was known as “Shravan Kshetra”. Sage Shringi Rishi ashram is also located at Akbarpur. The Lorepur locality of the city is very popular for Imambargah and palace of Lorepur. People of all communities and castes reside at Akbarpur in which Hindus and Muslims are majority and almost equal in population. Hindi and Urdu are the chief spoken languages of the city.

Akbarpur is one of the 7 most important cities in Ambedkar Nagar district apart from Tanda, Jalalpur, Baskhari, Rajesultanpur, Ashrafpur Kichhauchha and Ramnagar Alapur. The city was formerly under Faizabad district, later in 1995 Akbarpur came under the newly formed Ambedkar Nagar district.

Geography of Akbarpur

The city is elevated at a height of 133 meters which is about 436 feet. The city has its coordinates at 26.52° North latitude and 82.62° East longitude. Akbarpur is bounded by Katehari Tehsil in the west, Dostpur Tehsil in the South, Tanda Tehsil in the North and Bhiti Tehsil in the west. The localities near the city are Sadarpur, Jogapur, Lalapur, Kanakpatti and Dharma Mubarak Patti. The cities closer to Akbarpur are Tanda, 20 km away, Sultanpur, 55 km away, Faizabad, 61 km away and Mau, 74 km away from the city. The Taluks nearby Akbarpur are Katehari 12 km away, Dostpur 20 km away and Tanda 20 km away. The districts nearby Akbarpur are Basti 50 km away, Sultanpur 55 km away and Faizabad 60 km away. Summers are very hot and winters are very cool in the city. The city also homes numerous small water streams and ponds.


As per 2011 census, the city homes a total population of about 111,594 out of which male constitutes 57560 and female constitutes 54034. The average sex ratio of Akbarpur is 939 female out of 1000 male. The total population of kids between the age group of 0 to 6 years is 14037, out of which boys constitute 7247 and girls constitute 6790.

The child sex ratio in the city is 937 girls out of 1000 boys. Nearly 12.58 % of the total city population constitutes children. The total number of literates in the city are 75062, out of which male constitutes 42208 and female constitutes 32854. Thus, the average literacy rate in the city is 76.94 % in which the male literacy rate constitutes 83.89 % and female literacy rate constitutes 69.54 %. The city homes nearly 17720 houses. About 35156 people in the city are employed out of which male constitutes 25645 and female constitutes 9511. Out of the total working people, nearly 60.22 % are employed in main work and the rest of 39.78 % are engaged in marginal work. Nearly 50 % of the total population are Hindus, 48 % are Muslims, 1.4 % are Jains and rest of 0.6 % constitute Sikhs and Buddhists. About 13.74 % of the total population belongs to scheduled caste and 0.04 % of the total population constitutes Schedule Tribe.

Tourist Places near Akbapur

Many popular tourist landmarks are closer to Akbarpur, within 90 km and are easily reachable through the city roadways and railways. The popular places of interest are Basti 54 km away, Ayodhya 58 km away, Faizabad 61 km away, Pratapgarh 86 km away and Jaunpur 88 km away. Read More

Know About Ram Manohar Lohia

Akbarpur is the home town of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a renowned freedom fighter. He was born on March 23, 1910. He was also a social activist and a politician. He was well known for his contribution for Quit India Movement; he was jailed in 1944. He was also a close friend of former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He was also one of the main creators of Janavani day. He also wrote many books.

Economy of Akbarpur

Agriculture is the main occupation of the city. Agro-based industries are very popular in the city. The city is well known for Tanda Terracotta. Power looms and agriculture are the only economy contributing factors in Akbarpur. The Akbarpur sugar mill is then only sugar mill in the district, located very close to Akbarpur, i.e., at 10 km. Many rice mills are located in the city. The city is one among the most backward industrial development region in Uttar Pradesh. The Raghuraji Agro Industries Private Limited is one of the popular agro industries in Akbarpur which was established in 1999. The industry manufactures rice bran oil, soyabean oil, refined vegetable oil, crude vegetable oil, mustard oil, doc cakes, waxes and many more.

Raghuraji Agro Industries Private Limited: Aashish Pandey, Faizabad Road, Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122

Phone no.: 9415139054, 05271-244001

NGOs in Akbarpur

Many non-government organizations operate in the city to aid the under privilege and to fight against the social evils. Here is the detailed list of NGOs in Akbarpur.

Rastriya Vikas Evam Samaj Kalyan Sewa Sansthan
Gadayan Post Akbarpur
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9721010297

Rameshwaram Seva Sansthan
Mohalla Gataytri Nagar
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 05271-216153
Landmark: Near Sabun Vibhag

Kapil Shikshan Evam Prashikshan Sansthan
Anand Nagar P O Yarki
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 05271-211580

Gausiya Muslim Yateemkhana Samiti
Vill. And Post Sinjhauli
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9452603595

Gramin Jan Sahyogi Samaj Sewa Samiti
Village- Sijhauliya
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9839837312

Jagran Sansthan
Village Bidi Post Rampur
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9984821901

Krinjal Mahila Mangal Dal
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9451338231, 05271-246191

Sports in Akbarpur

Sport is popular among the locals in the city. Here is the detailed list of sports stores in Akbarpur.

DEV Sports
SAI Plaza Complex
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9450764917
Landmark: Near Railway Station

U P Sports
Sabji Mandi
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 9335037742

New Naaz Book Depo
Chowk Bazar
Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar - 224122
Phone no.: 7499159211

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