General Informations...

Official Website: gorakhpur.nic.in
Total Area: 3483.3sq. km.
Total Population: 37,69,356
Urban Population: 19.60%
Rural Population: 80.40%
Sex Ratio: 959
Literacy: 43.3%
Male Literacy: 60.6%
Female Literacy: 24.4%
Main rivers: Rapti(134 km) and Ghagra(77 km)
Main lakes: Ramgarh Tal
Main Roads: National Highway-28
Main Crops: Paddy, wheat, pulses and sugarcanes
Main Industries: Textiles, sugar Mills & Handlooms
Main Languages: Hindi & Bhojpuri
Main Fairs: Khichdi Mela(14th Jan), Syer Salar Mela, Tarkulha Mela(Chaitra Ram Navami)
Handicrafts: Terracotta (of national and International fame)
Newspaper Publications: Dainik Jagran, Aaj, Rashtriya Sahara,Amar Ujala, Swatantra Chetna and & Hindustan Times
Tourist Places: Chauri Chaura, Kapilavastu, Lumbini, Kushinagar
Tourist Information: U.P. Tourist Information Counter,Railway station
Regional Tourism Office, Gorakhpur
Temples: Gorakhnath Temple, Gita Vatika, Vishnu Mandir
PIN: 273001
Telephone code: +91-551
Vehicle registration: UP 53
Avg. annual temperature: 26 °C (79 °F)
Avg. summer temperature: 40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 18 °C (64 °F

About Gorakhpur


Gorakhpur is a city located along the banks of Rapti river in the north-eastern parts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located near the Nepal border, 273 kilometres east of the state capital Lucknow. It is the administrative headquarter of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division. The city is home to the Gorakshanath Temple (Gorakhnath Math).Gorakhpur (or Gorakshpur) is a city along the banks of Rapti river in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the Nepal border. It is the administrative headquarter of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division.

Etymology


The name "Gorakhpur" comes from the Sanskrit Gorakshapuram, which means abode of Gorakshanath, a renowned ascetic who was a prominent saint of the Nath Sampradaya.

Highlights

  • The city is located in the Terai region, in the foothills of the Shiwalik Himalayas.
  • The headquarters of the North Eastern Railways Zone of the Indian Railways.
  • The road route to Nepal from India passes through the city.
  • The city is home to the Gorakshnath Temple (Gorakhnath Math).
  • It is located on the bank of river Rapti and Rohin, a Ganges tributary originating in Nepal.
  • The Gita Press, world's largest publisher of Hindu religious texts.
  • Gorakhpur is a religious center containing many historic temples and sites for both Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • The city is named after the ascetic Guru Gorakshnath, a saint that popularized “Hast Yoga” a form of yoga which concentrates on mastering natural power. The Gorakhnath Temple where he gained knowledge is a major tourist attraction in the city.

Gorakhpur has 10 railway station within it's city limit...

  • Gorakhpur Junction
  • Gorakhpur Cantt.
  • Domingarh
  • Kushmi
  • Nakaha Jungle
  • Maniram
  • Sahjanwa
  • Unaula
  • Sihapur
  • Jagatbela

Geography


Gorakhpur is one of the most flood-prone districts in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Data over the past 100 years show a considerable increase in the intensity and frequency of floods, with extreme events occurring every three to four years. Roughly 20% of the population is affected by floods, which are an annual occurrence in some areas, causing huge loss of life, health and livelihoods for the poor inhabitants, as well as damage to public and private property.
Research from the Climate and Development Knowledge shows that measures are in place to mitigate disaster risk in the form of the Gorakhpur District Disaster Management Plan. However, this plan focuses on how agencies can co-ordinate following floods and lacks a systematic approach to identifying weather-related hazards and vulnerability.

Transport

Railways


Gorakhpur is well connected to through rail network and Gorakhpur railway station one of the important stations in the area as it serves as the headquarters of North Eastern zone of the Indian Railways.
he station offers Class A railway station facilities. On 6 October 2013, Gorakhpur became the world's Longest Railway platform, after inauguration of the remodelled Gorakhpur Yard, with a stretch of around 1.35 kilometres (0.84 mi).
Gorakhpur is the headquarters of North Eastern Railways.

Airport


An air force station in Gorakhpur was established in 1963 as Gorakhpur Airport. Air India and Jet Airways flights connect Gorakhpur to Delhi.

Education


Gorakhpur has 2 universities named Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University and Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, a medical college named Baba Raghav Das Medical College and a sports college named Beer Bahadur Singh Sports College.