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20 Facts About Barabanki district
Barabanki district is situated between 27°19' and 26°30' north latitude, and 80°05' and 81°51' east longitude; it runs in a south-easterly direction, confined by the nearly parallel streams of the Ghaghara and Gomti.
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In 1856, the Barabanki district came, with the rest of Oudh State, under British rule.
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The Barabanki district is fed by the rivers Ghaghra, Gomti, Kalyani and Rait and their tributaries, for the major part of the year.
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The Barabanki district roadways include connections to National Highway 28, state highways and various link roads.
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Current Barabanki district was first established by the British upon their annexation of Oudh State in 1856.
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Originally, the district was known as Daryabad district because its headquarters were at Daryabad, but in 1859 they were relocated to Barabanki.
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Previously, under the Nawabs of Awadh, the area that would become Barabanki district was divided between five chaklas: Daryabad-Rudauli, Ramnagar, Dewa-Jahangirabad, Jagdispur, and Haidargarh.
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Barabanki district is mostly within what was the Pachhimrath division of the kingdom of Rama.
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Bhar-Pasi chief Raja Sohil Deo of Sahet-Mahet and Rathor monarch Sri Chandradeo of Kannauj fought a battle in Satrikh village of the Barabanki district and drove out the Foreign Muslim Army in the Battle of Bahraich.
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In 1871 about half the Barabanki district was held by 43 talukdars; there were 5,397 village zemindars, and 1,354 under-proprietors.
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In 1877, Barabanki was one of the three districts of the then Lucknow division.
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Barabanki district is for the most part flat agricultural lands studded with groves.
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Principal river in the Barabanki district is the Ghaghra at a short distance from Bahramghat; it is formed by the Himalaya-fed rivers Chauka and Sarda, which meet in the Fatehpur tahsil.
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The finest jheel in this Barabanki district, that named Bhagghar, is situated in the Suratganj; it covers less than 5.
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Block development officers, who head each of the 15 development blocks of the Barabanki district, carry out the development schemes on behalf of the government.
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The Barabanki district is subdivided into 22 police stations, each of which is headed by an inspector or sub-inspector of police.
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Barabanki district has seven state-assembly constituencies which fall under two parliamentary constituencies.
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The Barabanki district had a population density of 740 inhabitants per square kilometre.
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The Barabanki district was 56th for literacy, with overall literacy rate of 63.
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