Farrukhabad is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Farrukhabad tehsil. The city is on the banks of river Ganges and is 338 kilometres (210 mi) from the national capital Delhi and 170 kilometres (110 mi) from the state capital Lucknow.

Panchal Ghat on the bank of river Ganges
Panchal Ghat on the bank of river Ganges
Farrukhabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Farrukhabad is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 27°23′24″N 79°34′52″E / 27.390°N 79.581°E / 27.390; 79.581
StateUttar Pradesh
Founded byMuhammad Khan Bangash
Named forFarrukhsiyar
 • MPMukesh Rajput
 • District MagistrateSanjay Kumar Singh[1]
 • Chief Development OfficerM. Arunmoli
 • Total275,754
 • OfficialHindi[3]
 • Additional officialEnglish[3]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code05692
Vehicle registrationUP-76
Nearest cityBareilly (120KM)
Kanpur (130 KM)
Agra (180 KM)
Effective literacy73.4%
Lok Sabha constituencyFarrukhabad


Chauraha showing directions to Panchal ghat

Farrukhabad was founded by Nawab Muhammad Khan Bangash, who named it after the then reigning emperor Farrukhsiyar, in 1714, the district of Farrukhabad forms part of Kanpur division.[4][5]


As of 2011 India census Farrukhabad had a population of 276,581 along with Fatehgarh, of which 145,641 were males and 130,940 were females. The population in the age group 0 to 6 years was 34,474. The total number of literates in the city 177,793, which constituted 64.2% of the total population, with 98,659 males and 79,134 females being literate. The effective literacy of 7+ population was 73.4% with male literacy of 77.6%, and female literacy is 68.8%. Sex ratio of Farrukhabad is 899 per 1000 male. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 32,769 and 43 respectively. Farrukhabad had 48850 households in 2011[2]

According to 2001 census, Farrukhabad-cum-Fatehgarh had a population of 227,876, of which 120,783 were males and 107,093 were females. Population between the age of 0 to 6 years was 30,120. The total number of literates were 143,736, which constituted 63% of the total population.[6]


Farrukhabad is one of the cities notable for zardozi embroidery and zari weaving. The craft was brought by the Afghans in the 12th century.[7]



Railway stations
around Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad Junction


Farrukhabad was a part of the Ganga Expressway, an ambitious project of Rs. 400 billion to provide high speed connectivity between the eastern and the western parts of the state.[8] The city has a bus station belonging to the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport System.


Farrukhabad has an airstrip at Mohammadabad so that in case of any natural calamity it can be reached easily by small aircraft and helicopters. The nearest airport is Kanpur Airport.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Directory | Farrukhabad | India". Retrieved 27 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Census of India: Farrukhabad". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "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 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ Yadav, Dr Rashmee; Verma, Dr Mithilesh (27 December 2020). Exploring the Link between Violence against Women and Women Involvement in Illegal Activities: महिलाओं के खिलाफ हिंसा और महिलाओं की अवैध गतिबिधियो में संलिप्तता के मध्य सम्बन्धो की खोज. Shashwat Publication. p. 73. ISBN 978-93-90290-05-5.
  5. ^ Bhasin, Rakesh (21 May 2018). Dastan-e-Awadh: A Momentous Journey from Faizabad to Lucknow. Notion Press. ISBN 978-1-64249-882-0.
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  7. ^ Experts, Arihant (22 July 2019). Know Your State Uttar Pradesh. Arihant Publications India limited. p. 282. ISBN 978-93-131-9643-3.
  8. ^ PTI (7 August 2013). "Cos may shy away from Delhi-Jaipur Eway if land not acquired". IndianTollways. Retrieved 27 March 2019.