Varanasi (Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī,Telugu: వారణాసి, [ʋaːɾaːɳəsiː), also commonly known as Banaras and Kashi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganga (Ganges) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Hindus, Buddhists and Jains think it is holy. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world along with Damascus.
The spiritual capital of India
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Varanasi Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Mridula Jaiswal (BJP)|
|• Divisional Commissioner||Deepak Agarwal, IAS|
|• District Magistrate||Kaushal Raj Sharma, IAS|
|• Inspector General, Varanasi Range||Vijay Singh Meena, IPS|
|• Senior Superintendent of Police||Prabhakar Chaudhary, IPS|
|• Metropolis||112.10 km2 (43.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||80.71 m (264.80 ft)|
|• Density||11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,432,280 (32nd)|
|• Additional official||Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
221 001 to** (** area code)
|Vehicle registration||UP 65|
|GDP||$3.07 billion (2016–17)|
|Per capita income||INR 1,93 616|
|Sex ratio||0.926 (2011) ♂/♀|
Rani Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi from 1842 to 6/18/1858, an Indian queen and charismatic female strategist, was born here, named Manikarnika. On 10 May 1857, she led the Hindu revolt, also known as India's First War of Independence, against the British navy. She died on 6/17/1858 or 6/18/1858 at age 29.
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