Situated between rivers
The District is divided into 5 Tehsils Unnao, Hasanganj, Safipur, Purwa & Bighapur and 16 development Blocks namely - Ganj Moradabad, Bangarmau, Fatehpur Chaurasi, Safipur, Miyanganj, Auras, Hasanganj, Nawabganj, Purwa, Asoha, Hilauli, Bighapur, Sumerpur,Bichia, Sikandarpur Sirausi, Sikandarpur Karan.
Local traditions connect a number of well known personages like Parashuram, Dasharatha, Sharvana, Valmiki, Sita, Lava-Kusha, Rama, Bakasura, Krishna, Mayuradhvaja, Ashvatthama and Astika, mentioned in the Ramayana & Mahabharata and the Puranas, with differrent places in the district, adding sanctity to them.
Many brave personalities who played a major role in the Country's freedom struggle and sacrificed their lives for the country, were born here. Popular among them are Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh, Maulana Hasarat Mohani, Ram Beni Madhav, Pd. Vishambher Dayal Tripathi, Thakur Jasa Singh, Narpat Singh, Barjor Singh, Hathi Singh, Devi Bux Singh, Mansab Ali, Kasturi Singh, Bhopal Singh and Chandrika Bux Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad.
The District is not left behind in the field of literature too, having produced learned persons right from Maharishi Valmiki to Gaya Pd. Shukla, Surya Kant Tripathi 'Nirala', Maulana Hasrat Mohani, Nand Dulare Bajpayee, Sumitra Kumari Sinha, Chandra Bhushan Trivedi (Ramai Kaka), Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma, Jagdambika Pd. Misra, Bhagwati Charan Misra, Pratap Narayan Misra and Shiv Mangal Singh 'Suman'
The freedom struggle of
1857-1858 was followed by the transfer of power from the East India Company
to the British Crown. As soon as order had been restored, the civil
administration was re-established in the district which was named district
Unnao, with headquarters at Unnao. The size of the district was however small
till 1869, when it assumed its present form. The same year the town of
In ancient times the area covered by the present district of Unnao formed part of the region known as Kosala and was later included in the Subha of Awadh or simply Awadh. This tract appears to have seen civilized and settled life since very early times. Finds from and traces of ancient remains at several places in the district are however, fairly interesting and testify to the antiquity of those sites.
Tsang, the famous Chinese pilgrim to
By far the most important ancient site in the district is perhaps Sanchankot, also known as Sujankot, which lies in village Ramkot, in pargana Bangarmau of Tehsil Safipur about 55 km north-west of Unnao.
HISTORY OF DISTRICT AS ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT
In the days of Akbar, the tract covered by the district was included in sirkar
During the days of nawabs of Avadh, the eastern
portion of the district formed the chakla of Purwa.
The portion of the district lying to the north of this chakla
was included in the chaklas of Rasulabad
and Safipur which also included the mahal of Mohan.
Pargana Auras belonged to the chakla
of Sandila belonging to district Hardoi. The tract comprised in Pargana
After the annexation of Awadh
by the British in February 1856, the district, then called district Purwa
came into existence and the headquarter was shifted
from Purwa to Unnao. The district then contained 13 parganas
namely Bangarmau, Fatehpur Chaurasi, Safipur, Pariar,
Sikandarpur, Unnao, Harha, Asiwan-Rasulabad,
Jhalotar-Ajgain, Gorinda Parsandan, Purwa, Asoha and Mauranwan.
In 1869, parganas Panhan Patan,
The district is named after its Headquarter town, Unnao. About 1200 years ago, the site of this town was covered with extensive forests. Godo Singh, a Chauhan Rajput, cleared the forests probably in the the 3rd quarter of the 12th Century and founded a town, called Sawai Godo, which shortly afterwards passed into the hands of the rulers of the Kannauj, who appointed Khande Singh as the Governor of the place. Unwant Singh, a Bisen Rajput and a lieutenant of the Governor, killed him and built a fort here, renaming the place as Unnao after himself.
District Unnao Situated between
the cities of
Under Section 16 of the
Under Section 21 of Act XV of
1867 (An Act to make better provision for the appointment of Municipal
Committees in the
Oonao in the district of Oonao. The
municipality unnao is upgraded from III to Ist Class Board in year 1966 (
Area : 2.246 Sq. Km.
Year of Establishment : 1984
Location : Near Nawabganj town in Unnao
district of Uttar Pradesh
Climate : Temp. in Celsius
Max. 45 in Summer
Min. 3 in Winter
Nearest Railway Station : Kusumbi ( 2 Km.)
Nearest Hospital / Market / Post & Telegraph /
Office / Telephone / Petrol pump / Bank
Nearest Hospital / Market / Post & Telegraph / Office / Telephone / Petrol pump / Bank
Best time to visit : November to February