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Lucknow District

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is also an administrative district of the state with headquarters at Lucknow city. The district is surrounded on the eastern side by District Barabanki, on the western side by district Unnao, on the southern side by Raebareli and on the northern side by Sitapur and Hardoi districts. Lucknow also forms a part of Lucknow division.

Lucknow, the erstwhile capital of Avadh was a great cultural centre during 18th century. The credit goes to the Nawabs of Awadh, who took keen interest in every walk of life and encouraged them to attain a rare degree of perfection. Under them music and dance flourished and many buildings were erected. In 1856, the British annexed Lucknow and deposed its last nawab, Wajid Ali Shah.

Today, Lucknow holds the glory of being one of the finest cities of India with numerous monuments of Mughal and colonial era. The city is also known for its various renowned educational and cultural institutions.


Lucknow city

Hussainabad Imambara, Shah Najaf Imambara, Kukrail Reserve Forest, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Deva Sharif, Naimisharanya – Misrikh.


Facts & Figures

Area2528 sq. km
Latitude26°30 & 27°10 North
Longitude80°30 & 81°13 East
Population (2001)3,681,416
Population density1456 per sq. km
Sex Ratio891
Literacy Rate69.39%
No. of Tehsil04
No. of Blocks08
No. of Towns10
No. of Villages823
Average rainfall1000 mm
Postal Code (Lucknow HO)226001
STD Code0522

How to Reach

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is well connected by all of the three means of transportation – air, rail and road. The city is directly linked with New Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi and other major cities by Amausi airport. Similarly it is also linked to north, east, south and west through rail and road links.

There are frequent bus services from Lucknow to almost all parts of the state and also to New Delhi, the national capital. UPSRTC Bus Stand, Charbagh, UPSRTC Bus Stand, Kaiserbagh are connected by road with all the major cities of the country.

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