About District

Ambedkar Nagar district is a district in the Faizabad division of Uttar Pradesh in India. This district was created on September 29, 1995 and was named in the memory of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, who worked for the upliftment of the deprived classes, women and other weaker sections of the society. Ambedkarnagar district is located on the North-Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. It lies between 26o 09‟ N to 26o 40‟ N latitudes and 82o 12‟ E to 83o 05‟ E longitudes. It is bounded on the north by Basti and Sant Kabir Nagar districts, on the north-east by Gorakhpur district, on the south by Sultanpur district, on the west by Faizabad district and on the east by Azamgarh district. The total area of the district is 2520 km². The total length of the district from east to west is approximately 75 km and the breadth from north to south is about 42 km.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 center of the city. Lots of small and big industries are there at outskirts of Ambedkarnagar namely NTPC,Ayodhya Grinding Operations (JAAGO) at Tanda, Chetriya Sri Gandhi Asharam at Akbarpur and a sugar mill , at Mijhaura . Akbarpur is also the birth place of Ram Manohar Lohia (1910-1967) and Dr. Ganesh Krishna Jaitley,a renowned freedom-fighter and a socialist political leader . This district has many historical places namely Sharwan Chetra , Dargah Sharif at Kichaucha ,Govind sahab and Shiv Baba .