Azamgarh district

Azamgarh District

Azamgarh district

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Azamgarh district (, ) is one of the three districts of Azamgarh Division in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Origin of Name

The district is named after its headquarters town, Azamgarh. Azam, son of Vikramajit, founded the town in 1665. Vikramajit a descendant of Gautam Rajputs of Mehnagar in pargana Nizamabad had embraced the faith of Islam. He had two sons, namely, Azam and Azmat.. It is also known as land of the famous rishi Durvasa whose ashram is situated in Phulpur tehsil where thousands of his students were used to take education.

Geography

Azamgarh district has an area of . The district lies between the Ganges and the Ghagahara.Azamgarh district is surrounded by the districts of Mau in the east, Gorakhpur in the north, Ghazipur in the south-east, Jaunpur in the south-west, Sultanpur in the west and Ambedkar Nagar in the north-west.

Azamgarh district is further divided into 7 tehsils, and 22 development blocks. There are 4,106 villages (3,792 inhabited and 314 uninhabited) in the district.

History

India's Freedom Struggle

Azamgarh has the distinction of participating in every small and big struggle to free India from its colonial rulers. The Great Historian, Writer, Social Reformer, Nationalist......
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