Barabanki

Barabanki

:"This article is about the city of Barabanki. For the district, see Barabanki District."

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Barabanki
type = District Headquarter
locator_position = left
latd = 26.5
longd = 81.7
state_name = Uttar Pradesh
district = Barabanki
leader_title = Chairman
leader_name = Hafeez Bharti
blank_title_1 = District Magistrate
blank_value_1 = Ravinder, IAS
altitude = 125
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 3060990
population_density = 331
official_languages = Hindi, Urdu
area_magnitude = 9
area_total = 4402
area_telephone = 5248
postal_code = 225 xxx
unlocode =
vehicle_code_range = UP-41
website = barabanki.nic.in
footnotes =

Barabanki (Hindi: बाराबंकी, Urdu: بارابنکی) is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Barabanki District. This is situated some 30 km east of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of major states in India.

Barabanki City comprises :
# Nawabganj (Tehsil)
# Banki (Town Area)
# Barel (Village)
# Satrikh (Village)
# Kurauli (Village)
# and Suburbs

This city has produced some well known personalities like the legendary K D Singh "Babu", a famous hockey player. The famous Shiva temple "Mahadewa" is also located in this district only. Its situated approx 30 kilometers from Barabanki on the Lucknow Behraich Road, popularly known as Buddhist Circuit ("bauddh paripath"). Barabanki has produced some other prominent personalities like Khumar Barabankwi, the famous poet, and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, an eminent political figure. The famous "Haji Waris Ali Shah Baba's" "dargah" is also located at Dewa in Barabanki. It is marked by an annual fair which facilitates the cultural, social and economic efficiencies of the district. According to Government of India, the district Barabanki is one of the Minority Concentrated District in India on the basis of the 2001 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators [http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=28770] .

Iran's famous religious and political leader, Ayatollah Khomeini's paternal grandfather, Seyyed Ahmad Musavi Hindi, was born in Kintur, a village in the Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh. He went to Iran in 1834 and sttled down in Khomein, Iran in 1839 during the times of British Raj in India to escape colonial rule.

The main crop of Barabanki is mentha.


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