(, ) 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.
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.
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......