Akbarpur is located at 26.431°N
has an average elevation of 133 metres (436 feet).
Akbarpur, is situated at river Tamsa. According to Ramayana, it is the
place where King Dashratha shot Shravan Kumar. The ashram of the sage
Shringi Rishi was also situated here.Eminent personalities Gaurav
Chandra, Deep Chandra.
total area of the district is 2520 km². Approximately 90% of the
population lives in small farming villages.There
are 3,955 villages in the Ambedkar Nagar District.Because of the
dispersed nature of these small villages, the district is divided
administratively into nine blocks: Akbarpur, Baskhari, Bhiti, Bhiyam,
Jahagirgani, Jalalpur, Katehari, Ramnager, and Tanda.
The city of Akbarpur is situated on the bank of the River Tons (Tamasa),
which divides the city into the two parts Akbarpur and Shahzadpur, with
the latter being the main commercial centre of the city. The Saryu
River is the main river
and is located at the northern boundary of the district. The Tanda,
Jahagirgani, Ramnager and Baskhari blocks are located along this river
and use its water for irrigation. Irrigation in the Baskhari block is
also from Lake Devhat and the Hanswar Lakes.
Lake Darvan provides water in the Katehari block. The Akbarpur, Bhiti,
Bhiyam, and Jalapur blocks depend upon smaller rivers and seasonal