Khalilabad, India

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खलीलाबाद خلیل آباد
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Khalilabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°47′N 83°04′E / 26.78°N 83.07°E / 26.78; 83.07Coordinates: 26°47′N 83°04′E / 26.78°N 83.07°E / 26.78; 83.07
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictSant Kabir Nagar
EstablishedJun 1860
Founded byQazi Khalil-ur-Rahman (Representative of Aurangzeb Mughal emperor in this area at that time)
Named forQazi Khalil-ur-Rahman
 • MPSharad Tripathi
 • MLADigvijay Narayan Alias Jay Chaubey
 • Total26 km2 (10 sq mi)
69 m (226 ft)
 • Total47,847
 • Density1,042/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, Bhojpuri , Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-58

Khalilabad (Hindi: खलीलाबाद, Urdu: خلیل آباد‎) is a city and a municipal board in Sant Kabir Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the district headquarters of Sant Kabir Nagar district.


Khalilabad lies on the Faizabad-Gorakhpur road and is around 36 km west of Gorakhpur and 36 km east of Basti. Khalilabad lies in Lat. 26 47'N. and Long. 83 4' E. This is the center point of Gorakhpur and Basti, it is the headquarters of this new district Sant Kabir Nagar.

The town is small but has a history which can be traced back to Mughal emperors; the place got its name from its founder, Qazi Khalil-ur-Rahman, who was appointed chakladar of Gorakhpur about 1860 AD.

At present this place is more famous for its handloom cloth market, popularly known as Bardahia Bazar; the tehsil building, situated to the south of the road to Gorakhpur, is an imposing structure created after the first freedom struggle in 1857 in which the place was sacked.


The climate of the district is more equable than the adjoining districts to the south; the year may be divided into four seasons. The winter season, from mid-November to February, is followed by the summer season lasting till about the middle of June; the period from mid-June to the end of September constitutes the south-west monsoon season. October to mid-November is the post-monsoon or transition period.

Rainfall: The average annual rainfall in the district is 1166 mm.

Temperature: During the winter seasons the mean minimum temperature is about 9 degrees Celsius and mean maximum is 23 degrees Celsius, while during the summer seasons the minimum is about 25 degrees Celsius and mean maximum is about 44 degrees Celsius.

Humidity: In the south-west monsoon and the post-monsoon seasons the relative humidity is high, above 70 percent. Thereafter the humidity decreases and in the summer the air is very dry.

Cloudiness: During the monsoon season, and for brief spells of a day or two in association with passing disturbances in winter, heavily clouded or overcast skies prevail. In the rest of the year, the skies are mostly clear or lightly clouded.

Winds: Winds are in general very light with a slight increase in force in the late summer and monsoon seasons. The average annual wind blow in the district ranges from 2 to 7.1 km/hrs.

River system and water resources[edit]

The Ami, the chief tributary of the Rapti, is a stream which commences at a short distance from Rapti in Rasulpur and issues from a large tract of paddy land.

The lakes of the district are numerous and several are of considerable size, they are most commonly formed by the changes in the river channels, while in other cases the natural depressions in which the surface of water collects, are generally due in some measure to fluvial action. The largest and the most celebrated lake in the district is the Bakhira or Badhanchh Tal, sometimes called the Moti Jhil, which lies on the eastern borders of the district between Bakhira and Mehdawal; this lake, though seldom more than two meters in depth, covers a very large area of about 12 km. long and 4 km. broad. The water in the lake is largely derived from the overflow from Rapti.



NH 27 and NH 28A pass through Khalilabad.(Ragadganj)


Railway Station Khalilabad is on the Gorakhpur-Lucknow line.


The nearest airport is in Gorakhpur. Drive duration is approx 1 hour.

Gorakhpur to Delhi[edit]

Airline Departure (UTC +5:30) Arrival (UTC +5:30) Duration
Air India (AI-9810) 15:30 17:50 2h 20m Non Stop
SpiceJet (SG-8476) 12:35 13:55 1h 20m Non Stop

Delhi to Gorakhpur[edit]

Airline Departure (UTC +5:30) Arrival (UTC +5:30) Duration
Air India (AI 9809) 13:20 15:00 1h 40m Non Stop
SpiceJet (SG 8475) 10:30 12:05 1h 35m Non Stop

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Heeralal Ramnivas Post Graduate College
  • Heeralal Ramnivas Intermediate College
  • Govt. Mahila Degree College
  • Smt. Prabha Devi Mahavidyalaya
  • G.P.S. Mahavidyalaya
  • ABRL Mahavidyalaya
  • Shiksha Niketan School
  • St. Thomas Inter College
  • Blooming buds Academy
  • Khalilabad Public School
  • Surya International Academy
  • PB Girls Inter College
  • Govt Middle School
  • Rajkiya Girls Inter College
  • Maulana Azad Inter College
  • Kudi Lal Rungta saraswati Vidya mandir

Cinema and entertainment and Popular Shops[edit]

Khalilabad have 1 cinema halls,

  • Madhukunj Chitra Mandir

Most Modern Bicycle Shop,

  • Supreme Cycle And Rickshaw Co.
  • theACstore , biggest Electronic and Air Conditioning Store


Out of the total Sant Kabir Nagar population for 2011 census, 7.49 percent lives in urban regions of district. In total 128,531 people lives in urban areas of which males are 67,047 and females are 61,484. Sex Ratio in urban region of Sant Kabir Nagar district is 917 as per 2011 census data. Similarly child sex ratio in Sant Kabir Nagar district was 937 in 2011 census. Child population (0-6) in urban region was 19,082 of which males and females were 9,849 and 9,233; this child population figure of Sant Kabir Nagar district is 14.69 % of total urban population. Average literacy rate in Sant Kabir Nagar district as per census 2011 is 75.06 % of which males and females are 82.57 % and 66.83 % literates respectively. In actual number 82,147 people are literate in urban region of which males and females are 47,227 and 34,920 respectively.

As per 2011 census, 92.51 % population of Sant Kabir Nagar districts lives in rural areas of villages. The total Sant Kabir Nagar district population living in rural areas is 1,586,652 of which males and females are 802,609 and 784,043 respectively. In rural areas of Sant Kabir Nagar district, sex ratio is 977 females per 1000 males. If child sex ratio data of Sant Kabir Nagar district is considered, figure is 942 girls per 1000 boys. Child population in the age 0-6 is 264,830 in rural areas of which males were 136,339 and females were 128,491; the child population comprises 16.99 % of total rural population of Sant Kabir Nagar district. Literacy rate in rural areas of Sant Kabir Nagar district is 66.03 % as per census data 2011. Gender wise, male and female literacy stood at 78.03 and 53.84 percent respectively. In total, 872,802 people were literate of which males and females were 519,871 and 352,931 respectively.

All details regarding Sant Kabir Nagar District have been processed by us after receiving from Govt. of India. We are not responsible for errors to population census details of Sant Kabir Nagar District. [1]

Religions in Khalilabad
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Notable residents[edit]