Ballia district With Talukas in Uttar Pradesh State

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Ballia district  With Talukas: Ballia district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state, India. Main occupation is agriculture. Ballia City is district headquarters and commercial market of this district. There are six tehsils (talukas) in this district. Though Ballia's core occupation is agriculture but some small industries also exists here. Maniar is known for its bindi industry. The city is situated 140 km from Varanasi. Bhojpuri, kind of Hindi, is the primary local language. Due to its significant contribution to the Indian independence movement, Ballia is also known as Bagi Ballia ("Rebel Ballia"). According to locals, the name Ballia was derived from the name of the sage Valmiki, the celebrated Hindu poet and the author of Ramayana. Another belief about the origin of the name is that it refers to the sandy quality of the soil, locally known as "Ballua" ('balu' meaning sand).

Ballia district

Ballia district

Ballia district is the easternmost part of the Uttar Pradesh state and borders on Bihar State. It comprises an irregularly shaped tract from the Ganga and the Ghaghra River, the former separating it from Bihar in the south and the latter from Deoria and Bihar in the north and east respectively. The boundary between Ballia and Bihar is determined by the deep streams of these two rivers. It is bounded in the west by Mau, in the north by Deoria, in the north-east and south-east by Bihar and on the south-west by Ghazipur. According to the 2011 census, Ballia district has a population of 3,223,642. Ballia has a sex ratio of 933 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.82%. Ballia has a major railway station by the same name Ballia. Ballia is well connected to Varanasi and Gorakhpur by both road and rail, and to Patna by road. Dadri Mela is the second largest cattle fair of India, which is held 5 km from Ballia town, near NH 31 and 3 km from the bus station of Ballia city. The fair starts with people taking a holy dip in the river Ganga on the full moon of Kartik Poornima (approximately in the month of October–November). This fair is held annually in the honor of Dardar Muni, the disciple of Maharishi Bhrigu.

Talukas in Ballia district

Bairia Ballia
Bansdih Belthara Road
Rasra Sikanderpur

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