Kerakat or Kirakat is a town in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated near the Gomati River. the land iof the region is quite fertile and is suitable for the production of wheat, maize, barley and other agro products. It is located 30 km from Jaunpur and 279 km from Lucknow. The town is home to Ravi Kishan Shukla, an actor of repute in Bhojpuri cinema and Bollywood.
The town coordinates at 25.635152°North and 82.922734°East. Kerakat is a part of Machhlishahr constituency for national elections and is Kerakat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (itself a constituency) for state elections.As of the 2001 Census Kerakat had a population of around 5 lakhs. Average literacy rate of 70%.
Transport in Kerakat
Kirakat is well connected to other parts of the state via well developed network of road and railways. Kirakat railway station is a small railway station under North Eastern Railway that connects the city to neighboring towns of Jaunpur, Varanasi and Aunrihar. The station Code is KCT. One can also find UP roadways buses plying in the region. The city is also well connected by road to Varanasi, Azamgarh, Ghazipur and other cities of Uttar Pradesh. Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport at Varanasi is the closest major airport to Kerakat.
Kerakat Vital DetailsCountry: India
State: Uttar Pradesh
Vehicle registration: UP-62
Lok Sabha constituency: Machhlishahr
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