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Sant Kabir Nagar District


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Sant Kabir Nagar District

District Sant Kabir Nagar is a newly created district in the eastern belt of U.P. The district was formed on September 5, 1997 earlier it was a part of Basti District.

The district came to be known by its present name on account of Sant Kabir, the well known Sant (poet) and philosopher, lived at Maghar in the district.

The district is bounded by Gorakhpur in the east, Basti in the west, Siddharth Nagar in the north and Ambedkar Nagar in the south.

Important Rivers

The district has two main river systems namely, the Ghaghra and Rapti, both of which ultimately form a part of the great Gangetic system. The other streams of the district are the Kuwana,its tributaries are, the Rawai, The Manwar and the Katnehia, and the Ami is a tributary of Rapti.


The climate of the district is more equable than the adjoining districts to the south. The year may be divided into four seasons. The winter season, from mid-November to February is followed by the summer season lasting till about the middle of June. The period from mid-June to the end of September constitutes the south-west monsoon season. October to mid-November is the post monsoon or transition period.


Bakhira, Hainsar, Khalilabad, Maghar, Tama (Tameshwar Nath).

Facts & Figures

Year of Formation5-Sep-97
Area1659.15 sq. km.
Population (2001)1,424,500
Population density988 Per Sq. K.M.
Sex Ratio978
Literacy Rate51.71%
No. of Sub-Division03
No. of Tehsil03
No. of Blocks07
No. of Towns01
No. of Villages1727
Average rainfall1166 mm.
TemperatureMax.: 44°C ; Min.: 9°C
STD Code05547

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