Geography of Basti

Location and boundaries

     The district lies between the parallels of 26 23' and 27 30' north latitude and 82 17' and 83 20' east longitude in North India, state of Uttar pradesh. Its maximum length from north to south is about 75 km and breadth from east to west about 70 km. Basti lies between the newly created district Sant Kabir Nagar district on the east and Gonda district on the west. On the south, the Ghaghara River separates it from Faizabad district and newly created Ambedkar Nagar district, while on the north, the district is bounded by Siddharthnagar district. The district lies entirely in the submontane plain, with no natural elevations to diversify its surface.

 

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