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About Antu

AntuAntu is a town that belongs to Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 21 km from the district headquarters Pratapgarh and 151 km from the state capital Lucknow. The Purani Bazar in the town is a very popular landmark in Antu as it is one of the very old markets in India. The town is also very popular for two significant spots namely, Maa Sati Devi Temple, located very close to Purani Bazar and Maa Jalipa Devi Mandir.

Hindi, Urdu and Awadhi are the chief spoken languages of the town. Antu has no notable industrial or business development so it falls under the most backward development regions of Uttar Pradesh. Antu town is sited very close to the banks of Sai River.

Geography of Antu

Antu is elevated at a height of 93 meters above sea level which is about 305 feet. The town has its coordinates at 26.05° North latitude and 81.92° East longitude. It is bounded by Sangrampur Tehsil in the west, Bhadar Tehsil in the North, Amethi Tehsil in the North and Pratapgarh Tehsil in the South. The villages that are located close to the town are Umri at 2 km, Bhawanipur at 2 km away, Sandwa Chandika at 4 km, Saruanwa at 4 km and Jalalpur at 5 km distance. The cities that are located close to Antu are Sultanpur 34 km away, Jais 46 km away, Lal Gopalganj Nindaura 59 km away and Phulpur 66 km away. The Taluks located nearby the town are Sandwa Chandrika 4 km away, Sangrampur 4 km away, Bhadar 8 km away and Amethi 17 km away. The districts nearby the town are Pratapgarh 19 km away, Sultanpur 32 km away, Allahabad 75 km away and Rae Bareli 76 km away. Summers are hot and winters are cool in Antu.

Demography of Antu

As per 2011 census the town has a total population of 3009 out of which males constitute 1515 and females constitute 1494. The town has a total of 532 houses. The children in the town between the age group of 0 to 6 years are 420 out of which boys constitute 212 and girls constitute 208. The sex ratio in the town is 986 female out of 1000 male. The child sex ratio in the town is 981 girls out of 1000 boys. Both these sex ratios are higher than the average state sex ratios. The literacy rate in the town is 75.94 % which is also higher than the Uttar Pradesh state average literacy rate. The male literacy rate in the town is 86.75 % and female literacy rate is 65.01 %. Nearly 20.37 % of the total population belongs to Schedule caste. Out of the total population nearly 1250 are employed out of which male constitutes 800 and female constitutes 450. Out of the total working population 30.48 % are engaged in main work and 69.52 % are engaged in marginal work.

Tourist Places near Antu

The town is sited amidst many popular tourism attractions like Pratapgarh at 17 km away, Shringverpur at 44 km away, Allahabad at 76 km away, Rae Bareli at 76 km away and Faizabad at 94 km away. All these destinations can be easily reachable from Antu through roadways and railways.

Administration in Antu

Antu town constitutes a Nagar Panchayat and operates under the Allahabad administrative division. Antu comes under Pratapgarh Lok Sabha constituency. The current MP of Antu is Shri Harivansh Singh.

Transport in Antu

Antu has good roadways and railways. The town doesn’t own an airport. The nearest airports from the town are Bamrauli airport 78 km away and Varanasi airport 130 km away. Through this well-developed transport facility travelers from any part of India can reach Antu without hassle. Read More


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