Gorakhpur, Mar 23: The district of Gorakhpur is located along the bank of the river Rapti. Gorakhpur city lies very close to the Nepal border and at a distance of 273 km from the state capital Lucknow. The district lies between latitude 26°46´N and longitude 83°22´E.It covers an area of 3,321 square kilometres. The famous Gorakshanath temple is situated in Gorakhpur city. Gorakhpur city is the administrative headquarter of the city. The district of Gorakhpur was given by Nawab of Awadh to the British East India company in 1801. It is bounded by Maharajganj district to the north, Kushinagar and Deoria district to the east, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh and Mau district to the south and Sant Kabir Nagar to the west. Gorakhpur was name one of the country’s 250 most backward district by Ministry of Panchayati Raj in the year 2006. Recently just after the conclusion of the by poll election in Gorakhpur, DM , Rajiv Rautela was transferred from this district and he has been made the new divisional commissioner of Devipatan division. Below is the contact list of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), District Magistrate (DM), Superintendent of Police (SP), DSP, Additional Commissioners, Deputy Collectors, Tahsildars and others. Electionresultsnews.com (ERN), in the table attached below, provides the must-save phone numbers for the Gorakhpur district residents and its diaspora across the nation.
Uttar Pradesh CM,Yogi Adityanath transferred 37 IAS officers, 5 commissioners and made changes of DM in 17.
Gorakhpur district: Contact no. of SDM, DM, SP, DSP, Additional Commissioners, Dy Collectors, Tahsildars & Others
|Name & Designation||Phone (Office)||Mobile No.||Phone (Resi.)||Email Address|
|Sh. Anil Kmar (IAS)
|Sh. K. Vijayendra Pandian (IAS)
|Sh. Mohit Agarwal
I.G. Zone Gorakhpur
|Sh. Nilabja Choudhary
DIG Range Gorakhpur
|Sh. Shalabh Mathur
|Sh. Anuj Singh
|Sh. Vidhan Jaiswal
|Sh. Rajneesh Chandra
|Sh. Balram singh
|Sh. Vivek Srivastava
As per the 2011 census report, Gorakhpur has the population of 4,440,895 which is roughly equal to the nation of Crotia or the US state of Kentucky. It has a literacy rate of 70.83%.