Jhusi


Jhusi

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Jhusi | type = city | latd = 25.43 | longd = 81.93
locator_position = right | state_name = Uttar Pradesh
district = Allahabad
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altitude = 76
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 13,633| population_density =
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Jhusi is a town and a nagar panchayat in Allahabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography

Jhusi is located at coord|25.43|N|81.93|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/36/Jhusi.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jhusi] ] . It has an average elevation of 76 metres (249 feet). Jhusi is the biggest town area in Allahabad district. There is a Birla guest house and Harish-Chandra Research Institute near the bank of Ganges. GB Pant Social Science research center, Vishnu Temple, Ulta Kila (an old fort) are also here. The town has a huge religious importance, being at the bank of river Ganga and lying in the Kumbh Mela area

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Jhusi had a population of 13,633. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Jhusi has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 43%. In Jhusi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History

Recently a site near the confluence of Ganges and Yamuna rivers called Jhusi yielded a C14 dating of 7100 BC for its Neolithic levels. Historically, Jhusi was known as Prathisthanpuram. It was burnt down by foreign invaders around 13-14th century and it came to be known as Jhulsi (Hindi word meaning burnt) the 'l' went missing as years passed on, became Jhusi.

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