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Ballia is a city with a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The eastern boundary of the city lies at the junction of the Ganges and the Ghaghara.The city is situated 76 KM from Ghazipur and 150 KM from Varanasi.

Ballia is also known as Baghi Ballia (Rebel Ballia) for its significant contribution in India’s freedom struggle. During the Quit India Movement of 1942 Ballia gained independence from British rule for a short period of time when the district overthrew the government and installed an independent administration under Chittu Pandey.

History Of Ballia
Ballia is an ancient city. Many great saints and sages of India had their ashrams in Ballia, including Valmiki, Bhrigu, Durvasa,and Jamadagni. Ballia was a part of the Kosala Kingdom in ancient times. It also came under the Buddhist influence for some time.Earlier the district was a part of Ghazipur district, but later it was created to be in District.

It is locally said to have been derived from the name of the sage Valmiki, the celebrated Hindu poet and the author of RAMAYAN, whose having resided here was commemorated by a shrine which has long been washed away. Another belief about the origin of the name is that it has been derived from the sandy nature of the land of the place, locally known as “ballua” (balu meaning sand). Origin Of Name of District : – The origin of the name of the district, Ballia, has long been a matter of dispute. It is locally said to have been derived from the name of the sage Valmiki, the celebrated Hindu poet and the author of Ramayan, whose having resided here was commemorated by a shrine, which has long been washed away. Another belief about the origin of the name is that it has been derived from the sandy nature of the land of the place, locally known as “ballua” (balu meaning sand).

Education Of Ballia
Ballia was once famous for its educational institutions.

Educational Institutions:

  • Indian Institute of Hardware technology Limited, Station Malgodam Road, Ballia.
  • Oracle Institute of Management & Information Technology, Sankat Mochan Colony, Civil Lines, Ballia.
  • B. H. S. Convent School, Rampur, Udaibhan, Ballia.
  • Kunwar Singh Degree College, Ballia.
  • Satish Chandra College, Ballia.
  • Murli Manohar Town Degree College, Ballia.
  • Gandhi Degree College in Mirdha village, Ballia.
  • Government Intermediate College, Ballia.
  • Asha For Education maintains two non-formal educational centers, Ballia.
  • North of Reoti, Ballia, at village Rakhanha, Ballia.
  • South of Reoti, Ballia, at village Kuanpeepar, Ballia.
  • Holy Cross School,Amritoalli, Ballia.
  • Ranjit singh gramoday vidhayalaya middha, Ballia.
  • St Xavier’s School, Ballia.

Geography Of Ballia
Ballia is located at 25°27’N 84°06’E? / ?25.45°N 84.10°E? / 25.45; 84.10. The eastern boundary of the city lies at the junction of the Ganges and the Ghaghara.

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