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Ambedkar Nagar District


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Ambedkar Nagar District

Ambedkar Nagar is an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh with its head quarters located at Akbarpur. The district forms the part of Faizabad division. The district has been named in the memory of the father of Indian constitution Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar who worked for the upliftment of the weaker sections of society and also for women. Ambedkar Nagar is famous for Tanda terracotta. The main business depends on farming and power looms. Ambedkar Nagar is also the birth place of Shri Ram Manohar Lohia, renowned freedom fighter and a very well known political leader.


Geography of Ambedkar Nagar

Akbarpur is located at 26.431° North and 82.540° East. It is situated at river Tamsa. Saryu is the main river located on the northern boundary of the district. In summer season temperature rises upto 45°C and drops till 3 to 4°C.

Facts & Figures of Ambedkar Nagar

Date of formation 29-Sep-95
Area 2520 sq. km
Latitude 26.26 N
Longitude 82.540 ° E
Population (2011) 23,98,709
Literacy Rate 39.70%
No. of Tehsil 4
No. of Blocks 9
No. of Villages 3955
Postal Code (Akbarpur HQ) 224122
STD Code 05271

Tourist Places in Ambedkar Nagar

The Ambedkar Nagar district is home to the shrine of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani in kicchocha sharif. According to The Ramayana Shravan Kumar was killed here by King Dashratha (father of Lord Rama) and annual fair is held at Shravan Kshetra on Magha Purnima (February full moon). Mahadev mandir which is situated in Beedi village  is also a tourist place. There is a devotee place called Shiv baba situated at Akbarpur to khateri road. Shri govind sahib is also another spiritual place there.

Distance Chart of Ambedkar Nagar to Other Places in UP   

 94 km
 Delhi  316 km
 Sultanpur  87 km
 Basti  72 km
 Azamgarh  53 km
 Gorakhpur  96 km


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