Fatehgarh

Summary

Fatehgarh is a cantonment town in Farrukhabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located on the south bank of the Ganges River. It is the administrative headquarters of Farrukhabad District. Fatehgarh derives its name from an old fort. It is a small city with no significant industrial activity. Asia's largest potato market is located in Farrukhabad, as well as a holy place in buddhism (sankhisha). It contains a large Indian Army establishment in the form of The Rajput Regimental Centre, 114 Infantry Battalion TA and The Sikh Light Infantry Center.

Fatehgarh
Cantt
Town
Fatehgarh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Fatehgarh
Fatehgarh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°22′N 79°38′E / 27.37°N 79.63°E / 27.37; 79.63Coordinates: 27°22′N 79°38′E / 27.37°N 79.63°E / 27.37; 79.63
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictFarrukhabad
Government
 • TypeCantonment Board
 • BodyCantonment Board
Area
 • Town28.86 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Elevation
138 m (453 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Town276,581
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
 • Metro
552,335
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
209601
Telephone code05692
Vehicle registrationUP 76
Sex ratio842/1000 /

DemographicsEdit

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Farrukhabad-cum-Fategarh urban agglomeration had a population of 290,540, out of which males were 154,630 and females were 135,910. The literacy rate was 75.60 per cent.[1]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Fatehgarh had a population of 14,682. Males constitute 60% of the population and females 40%. Fatehgarh has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 65%. In Fatehgarh, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.