Geography of EtahEtah is also positioned close to many other important areas and cities in Uttar Pradesh. Etah is situated at a distance of 24 km from Awagarh, another small town in Etah district. The NH 91 and the Grand Trunk road are the two major roadways in Etah. Kasganj, Agra, Aliganj, Aligarh, Jalesar, Ganj Dundawara, Mathura and Vrindavan are other cities nearby Etah. Etah is elevated at 557 feet or 170 meters and its co-ordinates are 27.63oN and 78.67oE. Delhi is located within 207 km of Etah and it takes about 3 hours to reach this North Indian city from Delhi.
Agriculture in Etah
People of Etah mostly depend on agriculture for their living. Agriculture is the main activity in Etah with the region being located on the Doab, which is an area between the two important rivers of India, Yamuna and Ganga. The crops that are grown profusely in the Doab region of Etah include maize, bajra, jowar, barley, wheat and rice. Water is found abundant in the Doab region for the irrigation of the cultivable lands due to the proximity of Doab to the two most important perennial rivers of India. Tobacco is grown in the nearby town of Raja Ka Rampur for its soil is fittingly fertile for the production of tobacco.
Soil of Etah
The type of soil present in the Doab region of Etah between River Yamuna and River Ganga is alluvial soil. This type of alluvial soil has high fertility for the cultivation of various types of crops.
Population of Etah
The population was 131,023 in the metropolitan area in Etah in accordance with the 2011 census reports. 69,446 were recorded to the number of males and 61,577 were the number of females as the report showed.
Literacy rate of Etah district is 73.27% with a gender ratio of 1000 (males):863(females).
The 2011 census recorded the population of district Etah to be 1,761,152. The population density of Etah district is 717 persons per square km according to the 2011 census. The growth rate in terms of population was calculated to be 12.77%.
Climate of Etah
Etah has moderate sub-tropical climactic conditions like any other northern state of India. During the winters the temperature drops down immensely below 10oC, more at nights in winter and reaches up to near about 40oC during the summer months. Loo, hot waves blowing in the summer months make the days almost unbearable. Etah experiences moderate rainfall throughout the monsoons and even scarcer during the other months of the year.
Religions in Etah
Majority of the population in Etah are Hindus. Other religions in Etah include Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity and others.
Official language of Etah
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Founder of Etah
Raja Dil Sukh Rai Bahadur