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Farrukhabad district

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2,279 km²


Lok sabha constituency

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Administrative division
Kanpur division

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Farrukhabad district is a district of Uttar Pradesh State in Northern India. The town of Fatehgarh is the district headquarters. The district is part of Kanpur Division.


Map of Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh

Farrukhabad is situated between Lat. 26° 46' N & 27° 43' N and Long. 79° 7' E & 80° 2' E. The district is bounded by Badaun and Shahjahanpur on the north, Hardoi District on the east, Kannauj District on the south, and Etah and Mainpuri districts on the west. The Ganga River and Ramganga River are located to the east and the Kali River to the south.

The district formerly included present day Kannauj District; it was divided into two districts on September 18, 1997. The district consists of three tehsils, Farrukhabad, Kaimganj and Amritpur. Amritpur tahsil was created from Rajepur Block after the district was split in 1997.

फर्रुखबाद जिला | फर्रुखबाद उत्तर प्रदेश | Farrukhabad District | Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh


Location of Farrukhabad district in Uttar Pradesh

The district lies on a plain, varied only by a few gentle undulations and slopes, some times abrupt, which lead down to the river valleys. The highest recorded elevation is 167 m above sea level at Mohammadabad and the lowest 145.69 m at Mau Rasulpur in the Trans Ganges flats of Tehsil Farrukhabad. The only marked variation of level is between the two divisions, the upland or bangar, which is a continuation of the Doab and the low lands or Tarais, cut away from the upland by the erosive action of the rivers.


The climate of the district is characterised by a hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season.

Farrukhabad City

The headquarters of the District is located at Fatehgarh. The district with a total area of 2,28,830 hectares consists of three tehsils, seven Development Block, 511 gram panchayats, 1010 villages, 13 police stations, two nagar palikas (Municipal Committees) and four nagar panchayats (Town Area committee) and one Cantonment Board. Farrukhabad City was founded by Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash in 1714 who named it after the reigning Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar.

Highway and airport


According to the 2011 census Farrukhabad district has a population of 1,887,577, roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho or the US state of West Virginia. This gives it a ranking of 250th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 865 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,240/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 20.2%. Farrukhabad has a sex ratio of 874 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.57%.

Major Highways

There are three state highways across the district.

  1. UP- SH-29 (Leepulekha-Pilibhit-Shahjahanpur-Etawah Marg)
  2. UP- SH-29A (Fatehgarh-Gursahayganj Marg)
  3. UP- SH-43 (Moradabad-Farrukhabad Marg)

List of Monuments of National Importance in Farrukhabad

  1. Closed cemetery at all Souls Memorial Church
  2. Closed cemetery at Fort
  3. Closed cemetery at British Infantry lines
  4. Tomb of Surgeon Thomas Hamilton
  5. Queen Victoria Memorial
  6. Most easterly mound of the isolated tilas
  7. Tomb of Major Robertson (now Auraiya District, hence Lucknow Circle)
  8. Mosque and Saraia
  9. Stone and its enclosure marking the place where the late Field Marshal Earl Roberts, P.C.K.G.etc. earned his Victoria Cross at the battle of Kali Nadi in 1857 situated in grave.
  10. Site of an old Buddhist Vihara, Extensive mound
  11. Extensive Mound
  12. Tomb of Nawab Rashid Khan
  13. Ancient Site
  14. Tank of Naga called Karevar or Kandayat Tal
  15. Tomb of Lt. Col. John Guthrie in the mud fort
  16. Tomb of Mohd. Khan Bangash Nawab

Places of interest

Tera Gaon which is near the airport in Farrukhabad Village Tera is Gram Sabha

Fatehgarh Cantonment

The Fatehgarh Cantonment is situated near the river Ganges. It houses 3 regiments, namely Rajput Regiment, Sikh Light Infantry and Territorial Army. Fatehgarh is the headquarter of civil administration of Farrukhabad. Most of Fatehgarh is covered by the Cantonment.


Shamsabad is a historical town in Kaimganj Tehsil of District Farrukhabad in Northern state Uttar Pradesh of India.

Shams-ud-din Sultan Iltutmish of Delhi Sultanate captured the town in 1212 AD, thereafter town becomes famous as Shamsabad after the name of Shamsuddin Iltutmish.


Kaimganj is a city of Farrukhabad District. Kaimganj is the birthplace of Zakir Hussain who was the third President of India from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969, and the founder of Jamia Milia Islamia. It is also the birthplace of eminent linguist, Professor Emeritus Masud Husain Khan, the Pakistani Army's General Rahimuddin Khan, who was also Balochistan's longest-serving governor, Gulam Rabbani Khan Taban, a well-known poet and Syed Abdul Salam Shah, an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress (INC), and a well-known freedom fighter. Pandit Puttu Lal Dubey was born at Kindar Nagla Tyor Khas in Kaimganj. He was the "Sirpunch" of Tyor Khas Gram Sabha. He was also a freedom fighter. His family lives in Kindar Nagla Kaimganj.. Also, the tomb of Nawab Rashid Khan is located there.


Kampil is a small town situated about 45 km from Farrukhabad. It is a very important place from a historical and mythological point of view. It is believed to be the birthplace of the 13th tirthaiikar Brahlan Vimalnath. It is a where the four Kalyanakas – chayavan, birth, diksa and omniscience – of Tirthankar 1008 Bhagawan Vimalnath Ji, the thirteenth Tirthnakara took place.

It was also graced by the visit of Lord Mahavir. Two temples dedicated to the 13th Tirthankar one belonging to the Shwetambar Jains, and the other to the Digambar Jains, are situated at this place. In the Digambar Jain temple a is 60 cm high black idol and in the Swetambar temple there is a 45 cm high white idol. They both depict Bhagawan Vimalnath in the Padmasana pose.

During the epic period it was the capital of King Drupada, the father of Draupadi. The sacrificial altar (Yajna Kund) from which Draupadi is believed to have been born from the fire of knowledge, is situated in Kampil till date. Near the sacrificial altar, there is a structure which is the hermitage of the sage Kampil, from which the town was solely named. As per mythology, the temple of Rameshwarnath Mahadev, is attributed to Shatrughna brother of Rama. It is said that he had brought the idol (Lingam) of Shiva, which was worshiped by Sita, the wife of Rama in Ashok Vatika while she was held in captivity in Lanka and installed in this temple.


Sankisa is located about 47 km from Farrukhabad. It is believed to be the place where Buddha, came to preach people along with his followers. There is a big Asana made of pakki bricks. This Asana was used by Buddha. People forgot the importance of the place. They made a very small temple. put some unidentifiable statues of stones and called it the temple of Bisari Devi. An excavated Ashokan elephant pillar is also present there. There is also colossal Shiva Linga here. In the respect of Holy Birthday of Lord Buddha a large fair is held at Sankisa in the month of Vaisakha (May) every year. Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar etc. have established big temples of Lord Buddha. This place has become very important to buddhist tourists.


A small village near ancient Shankisa is noted for a sage named Lakshman Das. Baba Lakshman Das was spiritual saint in the 20th century. He is better known as Baba Neeb Karori.

Panchal Ghat

Built on the side of the Ganges and approximately 4 km from the main city. This is a place full of small temples, dwellings and shops. On every year in Indian month magh there a fair known as 'Ramnagriya'. It Is a Wonderful Fair. In The Month of Feb Lots of People Come

Pandaveshwar Mahadev

Built on the Railway Road, It was built by Pandavas during their Agyatwasa in Mahabharata Period

Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav

Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav was started since 2005 for the Youths.Miss Farrukhabad, Mr Farrkhabad,Miss Uttar Pradesh,Miss Pretty India Contests,Miss India Contest,Miss Grand India Contest,Miss Kanpur Region Contest ( Beauty With Brain ) are organized in this Yuva Mahotsav every Year in the month of January.Sri Surendra Singh Somvanshi -Advocate(Convenor), Dr Sandeep Sharma ( chairman ),Sachchidanand Mishra (Organizing Secretary) are main members in Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti,FYM Samiti is Registered By The Government and MUPCA-Miss Uttar Pradesh Contest Association,MICA-Miss India Contest Association, MPICA-Miss Pretty India Contest Association, IYA-Indian Youth Army (Social Army -For Social Work)are the Wings Of Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti.

MUPCA-Miss Uttar Pradesh Contest Association, MPICA-Miss Pretty India Contest Association,MGIPA-Miss Grand India Pageants Association,MICA-Miss India Contest Association,MGMCA-Miss Grand Model Contest Association,MHICA-Mr Handsome India Contest Association,MUPCA-Mr Uttar Pradesh Contest Association ,MKRCA-Miss Kanpur Region Contest Association are the Wings Of Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti.Miss Farrukhabad and Mr Farrukhabad Contests held every year in the month of January. Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav was started since 2005 for the Youths.Miss Farrukhabad, Mr Farrkhabad,Miss Uttar Pradesh,Miss Pretty India Contests,Miss India Contest,Miss Grand India Contest,Miss Kanpur Region Contest ( Beauty With Brain ) are organized in this Yuva Mahotsav every Year in the month of January.Sri Surendra Singh Somvanshi -Advocate(Convenor), Dr Sandeep Sharma ( chairman ),Sschchidanand Mishra (Organizing Secretary),Mr Pushpendra Yadav (Advocate) are main members in Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti,FYM Samiti is Registered By The Government . All these contest held in the month of January every year and Entry starts from month of August Every year. FARRUKHABAD VISION-A DOCUMENTARY FILM shot by Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti . Dr Sandeep Sharma is founder of FYM Samiti -Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti (Regd.By The Government)

District administration

Currently, Shri Karan Singh Chauhan , I.A.S. is the District Magistrate. Shri Dinesh Kumar P, I.P.S, is the Superintendent of Police. Shri Rajendra Chaudhary, H.J.S, is the District Judge. Manoj Kumar Singhal, P.C.S, is the Additional District Magistrate. B.D.Verma, P.C.S, is the City Magistrate.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Farrukhabad one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).


Farrukhabad is one of the biggest producers of potatoes and a significantly producer of wheat, watermelon, pulses, vegetables and oil seeds. The Ganges plays an important role in irrigation system of district. Most of the regions in district are capable of producing three crops per year and all with very high acreage yield. Kaimgaj tahseil is a noted producer of mangoes and guavacitation .farrukhabad is on top of the production of potato. Naigwan village near Shamsabad town has a highest production capacity of potato.

Kaimganj is known for the chewing Tobacco industry and a Sugar Mill. The district Farrukhabad produced about 8 million tonnes of Potato and hence have about 117 Cold Storages, the district is also known for its Sunflower cultivation.

Notable people

  • Dr. Zakir Husain (3rd president of india)
  • Mahadevi Varma
  • Sandeep Sharma Chairman FYM
  • Justice Surendra Vikram Singh Rathore (Judge at Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench, Lucknow )
  • Mriganka Sur (Newton Professor of Neuroscience, head of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and director of the Simons Initiative on Autism and the Brain at MIT)
  • Dr Sandeep Sharma

    Dr.Sandeep Sharma Chairman of Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav Samiti(Regd. By The Government) started Farrukhabad Yuva Mahotsav U.P. since 2005.As a founder and Chairman he started many programmes and competitions to promote youths in all over world.Beauty with Brain pageants started to promote youth in modelling line.Miss Pretty World,Miss Grand India,Miss Pretty India,Miss India,Miss Grand Uttar Pradesh,Miss Pretty Uttar Pradesh,Miss Kanpur Region,Miss Model,Miss Angel,Miss Princess,Miss Farrukhabad,Mrs Grand India,Mrs U.P.,Mr Farrukhabad Contest Continuing ,Entry And Audition Started in the month of April Every Year And Contest In January Every Year.Dr Sandeep Sharma also shot Farrukhabad Vision -A documentry to promote Farrukhabad in world tourism map.Farrukhabad Vision___________incredible Farrukhabad_____________Farrukhabad Tourism.


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