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About Azamgarh
The district of Azamgarh lying south of the Ghaghra river. The administrative headquarter of Azamgarh is on Lucknow-Baliya state highway , 269 km. from capital Lucknow.Azamgarh is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Azamgarh division, which consists of three districts Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia. Azamgarh is situated on the bank of Tamsa River.

Geographically, Azamgarh is situated on the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. At 26.068°N 83.184°E. The district is bounded by Mau district in the East, Gorakhpur in the North, Ghazipur in the South-East, Jaunpur in the South- West, Sultanpur in the West and Ambedkar Nagar in the North West

Founded in the 17th century by Azam, a descendant of the Gautam Rajputs of Mehnagar, Azamgarh is an important town of historical significance in Uttar Pradesh. Azam’s father, Vikramjit had converted to Islam and married a Mohammedan woman. Hence, Azamgarh is largely a Muslim city with strong influences of its erstwhile rulers still visible today. Later on, Azamgarh became a hub for Islamic literary scholars, theologists and poets.

Situated on the banks of the Tons River, also known as Tamsa River, the city offers many beautiful views for visiting tourists. Many arresting, imposing structures from the Rajput era are spread out across the city, giving it a royal, vintage look. Moreover, Azamgarh acts as a gateway to other historically important cities like Ayodhya, Kanpur, and Bareilly.

History

Azamgarh, one of the easternmost districts of the State, once formed a part of the ancient Kosala kingdom, except the north-eastern part of it which was included in the kingdom of Malla. Kosala figured prominently among the four powerful monarchies of northern India during the time of the Buddha when its Prosperity reached its zenith. The kingdom of Kosala was bounded on the east by the the Ganga and the kingdom of Magadha, on the north-east by the territories of Vriji-Lichchhavis and those of Mallas on the north by the territories of the Sakyas, on the west by Surasena and on the south and south-west by the kingdom of Vatsa with Kausambi as its capital. The district of Azamgarh possesses hardly any remains of much antiquarian value, and of the few that exist neither the origin nor the history are for the most part known.
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