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Gorakhpur
Gorakhnath Math, Taramandal, Geeta Press
Gorakhnath Math, Taramandal, Geeta Press
Gorakhpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur is located in India
Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur
Coordinates: 26°45′32″N 83°22′11″E / 26.7588°N 83.3697°E / 26.7588; 83.3697Coordinates: 26°45′32″N 83°22′11″E / 26.7588°N 83.3697°E / 26.7588; 83.3697
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Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictGorakhpur
Named forGorakhnath
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation of India
 • BodyGorakhpur Municipal corporation
 • MayorSitaram Jaiswal
 • MPRavi Kishan (BJP)
Elevation
84 m (276 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total673,446
 • Rank66
Demonym(s)Gorakhpuri , Gorakhpuriya
Language
 • OfficialHindi[2]
 • Additional officialUrdu[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
2730xx
Telephone code+91-0551
Vehicle registrationUP-53
Sex ratio1000/903 ♂/♀
Avg. annual temperature26 °C (79 °F)
Avg. summer temperature40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature18 °C (64 °F)
Websitegorakhpur.nic.in


Gorakhpur is a city in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the border with Nepal. It is the administrative headquarters of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division. Gorakhpur is famous as a religious centre. The city was home to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jain and Sikh saints and is named after the medieval saint Gorakshanath of Nath Sampraday/sect. Gorakhnath Temple is still the seat of the Nath sect. It is also the Birth place of the great saint Paramhansa Yogananda. The city is also home to many historic Buddhist sites,Imambara[1]-a 18th century dargah and the Gita Press, a publisher of Hindu religious texts, and it also contain some of fun amusement sites like nauka vihar , neer nikunj water park , vinod vaan , gorakhpur zoo etc .

In the 20th century, Gorakhpur was a focal point in the Indian independence movement. Today, the city is also a business centre, hosting the headquarters of the North Eastern Railways, previously known as Bengal Nagpur Railways, and an industrial area, GIDA (Gorakhpur Development Authority) 15 km from the old town.is a best district in u. p. Gorakhpur is a type of Municipal Corporation .the population of Gorakhpur about 7 lakh and the official language of Gorakhpur is Hindi . and the telephone code of Gorakhpur is +91-551. the average temperature of Summer in Gorakhpur is 40 degree Celsius and the winter season is it in 18 degree celsius . Gorakhpur is a city located the Bank of Rapti river in the North Eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh .it is located near the Nepal border 273 km east of the state capital Lucknow .it is administrative headquarter of Gorakhpur district and the Gorakhpur division. The city is home to the Gorakhnath a gorakshanath Temple. Gorakhpur has to University Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University and the Madan Mohan Malviya University of the technology, a medical college named Baba Raghav Das Medical College and I a sport college named veer Bhagat Singh sports College . Gorakhpur is the one of the most flood prone district in eastern utter Pradesh.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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