It is located in the southeast of Rohilkhand Division, and is an agriculture-based district of Uttar Pradesh established in 1813. Before its creation it was a part of Bareilly district. Geographically, it is situated at 27.35 N latitude and 79.37 E longitude. Adjoining districts of Shahjahanpur are Lakhimpur Kheri District, Hardoi District, Farrukhabad District, Bareilly District, Badaun District, and Pilibhit District. Its geographical area is 4575 metres 2.
The Ramganga, the Garrah and the Gomti are the main rivers of the district. The Kathana, the Jhukma the Mensi Rivers flow into the Gomti. The Khannaut, the Suketa and the Kai Rivers feed the Garrah. Major crops of the district are wheat, gram, millet, and potatoes. There exists an army cantonment and a major clothing factory for defence forces called Ordnance Clothing Factory.
Shahjahanpur is also known as Town of Shaeed (Freedom Fighter)
On, 9 August, 1925, CHANDRA SHEKHAR AZAD, BISMIL, ASHFAQULLAH KHAN and LAHRI robbered Government Funds near "KAKORI" railway station. On, 26th December, 1925,40 persons were arrested in this case. Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, Roshan Singh, Premkishan Khanna, Banvari Lal, Hargovind, Indra Bhusan, Jagdish and Banarasi were from Shahjahanpur.
Shahjahanpur is also famous for its carpet industry as well as for Sarrafa(Jwellery) market.
Shahjahnapur is the birthplace of the pioneer Hindi playwright Bhuvneshwar, and Hindi novelist Hridayesh.
- Male: 10,94,363
- Female: 8,93,032
- Total Population: 19,87,395
Literacy (in %) Male : 42.68 Female: 18.59 Total Literacy: 32.07
Shahjahanpur is also known as mini punjab because in this district most of population are Punjabi they are popular for farming
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