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Kushinagar District


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Kushinagar District

Kushinagar district is located in the south-eatsern part of the state, bounded by districts - Mahrajganj in the west, Gorakhpur in the southern- west, Deoria in the south and Bihar state in the east. The administrative seat is located at Padarauna town. The district forms a part of Gorakhpur Division.

Kushinagar district gets its name from the sacred death-place of Lord Buddha. At Kushinagar, Lord Buddha, an apostle of peace, compassion and non-violence, attained Mahaparinirvana (Salvation) in 483 BC. There are numerous religious sites to visit in and around Kushinagar district.


Temples : Mahaparinirvana Temple, Matha Kuar Shrine, Watt Thai Temple, Indo-Japan-Srilanka Temple, Sun Temple.

Others : There are several other nearby temples to be worth seen like Linh Son Chinese Temple, Myan Mar (Burmese) Temple, Birla Hindu Buddha temple, Japanese Stupa, Korean Temple, Shiva temple, Ram Janaki Temple etc.

Facts & Figures

Area2873.5 sq. km
Latitude26° 45´ N
Longitude83° 24´ E
Population (2001)2,891,933
Population density994 per sq. km
Sex Ratio961 females per 1000 males
Literacy Rate48.43%
No. of Tehsil04
No. of Blocks14
No. of Villages1620
Postal Code274403
STD Code05564

How to Reach

By Rail : Padrauna, the district head-quarter is linked with metre-gauge railway line from Gorakhpur. Nearest railway stations for Kushinagar are: Gorakhpur Railway Station (51 km) and Deoria (35Km). Gorakhpur is well connected with all major cities of India.

By Road :
Kushinagar is well connected with all season motorable roads and have regular bus-service to all important town/cities in the state. Frequent road-transport is available from Gorakhpur (51 Km) as well as from Deoria (35 Km).

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