Farrukhabad

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.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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.[citation needed] 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.