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About Banki

Banki is a city located in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. The city is sited at a distance of 594 km away from the national capital Delhi, 29 km away from the state capital Lucknow, 1 km away from its district Headquarters Barabanki and 4 km away from its Tehisl Headquarters Nawabganj. People of all religion reside in the city out of which Hindus and Muslims were almost equally majority in population. The locals in the city speak Hindi, Urdu and Awadhi. The city comes under Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography of Banki

Geography of BankiBanki city is elevated at a height of 93 meters above sea level which is about 305 feet and it has its coordinates at 27.00° North latitude and 81.20° East longitude. The city is surrounded by Barabanki Tehsil in the East, Harakh Tehsil in the South, Dewa Tehsil in the North and Masauli Tehsil in the East. The city is sited close to the border of Barabanki district which makes Banki close to its neighbouring Lucknow district towards its west. The city has numerous small talaab or ponds in its grounds towards its south. Summers are very hot and winters are cool in the city. 

Localities nearby Banki

The cities that are located nearby Banki are Zaidpur at 21 km away, Lucknow at 28 km away, Rudauli at 68 km away and Purwa at 74 km away. The Taluks that are located nearby the city are the Barabanki at 1 km away, Harakh at 11 km away and Dewa at 11 km away. The districts that are sited nearby Banki are Lucknow at 30 km away, Rae Bareli at 89 km away and Gonda at 90 km away.

Demography of Banki

Demography of BankiAs per 2011 population census the city has a total population of 21317 out of which male constitutes 11724 and female constitutes 9593. The city homes 3393 families within its boundary. The density of population in the city is 4923.1 people in an inch per sq km in an area of 4.33 sq km. The population growth in Banki is increased by +2.28 % per year from the previous census year of 2001. 

The total number of children in the city between the age group of 0 to 6 years of age is 2782 out of which boys constitute 1403 and girls constitute 1379. The child population constitutes 13.05 % of the total Banki population. The female sex ratio in the city is recorded as 818 female out of 1000 male which is very less when compared to the average Uttar Pradesh state sex ratio of 912. Th3 child sex ratio in the city is recorded as 983 girls out of 1000 boys which is very much higher than the average Uttar Pradesh state child sex ratio of 902. 

Out of the total city population nearly 10.42 % i.e. 2221 people belongs to Schedule Caste. From the total city population nearly 50 % are Hindus, 49 % are Muslims, 0.5 % is Jains and the rest of 0.5 % includes Sikhs and Buddhist. 

The literacy rate in the city is recorded as 70.18 % i.e. 13008. The male literacy rate is recorded as 74.02 % i.e. 7640 and the female literacy rate is recorded as 65.35 % i.e. 5368. The total number of illiterates recorded in the city is 8309. 

The total number of people employed in Banki is recorded as 6723 out of which male constitutes 6065 and female constitutes 658. Out of the total working population in Banki about 86.54 % i.e. 5818 are engaged in main work and the rest of 13.46 % i.e. 905 are engaged in marginal work. 

Administration in Banki

Banki city constitutes Nagar Panchayat with 13 wards for which election are held once in 5 years to elect 13 ward members to the Banki Nagar Panchayat. The city comes under Faizabad administrative division of Uttar Pradesh state administration. Banki belongs to Nawabganj Tehsil of Barabanki district. The city is a block panchayat under Nawabganj tehsil with 75 gram panchayats. The city comes under Barabanki Lom Sabha Constituency and the current MP of the constituency is Smt. Priyanka Singh Rawat elected in the year 2014. 

Here is the list of government agencies in Banki:

Banki Block Office
: NH 24 A
Civil Lines
Banki, Uttar Pradesh -225001

Barabanki District Jail
Banki, Uttar Pradesh -225001

Banki Post Office
Banki, Uttar Pradesh -225001

Tourist Places nearby Banki

The popular tourist places sited close to Banki are Lucknow at 29 km away, Rae Bareli at 100 km away, Naimisharanya at 105 km away, Bithur at 131 km away and Faizabad at 106 km away. 

Transport in Banki

The city has good roadway transport system as it is well supported by major roads like Dewa road, Mal Godam road and Sugar Mill road. The city doesn’t own an airport or a railway station. The airports that are located close to the city are the Amausi airport at 39 km away and Kanpur airport at 108 km away. The Lucknow railway station is the major railway station sited close to the city at 30 km away. The other railway stations that are located nearby the city are the Barabanki junction railway station at less than 1 km away and Rasuli railway station at 8 km away.

Regional Passport Office of Banki

The Uttar Pradesh state Headquarters Lucknow operates the regional passport office for Banki jurisdiction where the citizens of Banki can apply for their passport.

Lucknow Passport Office
Passport Bhawan
Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 2265010
Phone no.: 0522-2305130

Quick Facts about Banki

State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Barabanki
Tehsil: Nawabganj
Altitude: 93 m
Latitude: 27.00° N 
Longitude: 81.20° E
PIN Code: 225001
STD Code: 05248
Local Languages: Hindi, Urdu and Awadhi

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