Basti Town

Basti is a city of  towns old Basti and new Basti, it is a municipal board in Basti district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Official language is Hindi.


The district lies between the parallels of 26 23' and 27 30' North and Latitude and 82 17' and 83 20' East longitude. Its maximum length from north to south is about 75 km. and breadth from east to west about 70 km. The district lies between newly created district Sant Kabir Nagar on the east and Gonda on the west On the south, the Ghaghra river separates it from the Faizabad and newly created district named Ambedkar Nagar. While on the North it is bounded by district Sidharth Nagar.


As per provisional data of 2011 census, Basti had a population of 114,651 out of which males were 60,126 and females were 54,525. The literacy rate was 85.29 per cent.

As of 2001 India census, Basti had a population of 27,50,764. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Basti has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 62%. In Basti, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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