Siddharthnagar district is one of the 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in Northern India. Navgarh town is the district headquarters. Siddharth Nagar district is a part of Basti division. The district is known for the ruins of the Shakya Janapada, at Piprahwa. 22 km from the district headquarters Navgarh. According to Government of India, the district Siddharthnagar is one of the Minority Concentrated District in India on the basis of the 2001 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators.
Geography Of Siddharth Nagar
The district lies between 27° N and 27° 28′ N latitudes and 82° 45′ E and 83° 10′ E longitudes. The district is adjacent to neighbouring country, Nepal. It is surrounded by many other districts of Uttar Pradesh, on the East by Maharajganj district, South by Basti and Sant Kabir Nagar districts and in West by Balrampur district. The district occupies an area of 2752 km2.
History Of Siddharth Nagar
The district was named after prince Siddhartha, the pre-enlightenment name of Buddha, as he spent his early years (till the age of 29 years) in Kapilavastu, parts of which included territory in this district.
Siddharthnagar district was carved out on December 29, 1988 by bifurcating Basti district. The new district comprised the Northern part of the erstwhile Basti district.