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Varanasi / Banaras / Kashi

वाराणसी
Clockwise frae tap: Ahilya Ghat, New Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Lal Bahadur Shastri Internaitional Airport, Tibetan Temple in Sarnath, Banaras Hindu Varsity, Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Nickname(s): 
The Spiritual caipital o Indie The Cultural Caipital o Indie
Varanasi / Banaras / Kashi is locatit in Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi / Banaras / Kashi
Varanasi / Banaras / Kashi
Coordinates: 25°16′55″N 82°57′23″E / 25.282°N 82.9563°E / 25.282; 82.9563Coordinates: 25°16′55″N 82°57′23″E / 25.282°N 82.9563°E / 25.282; 82.9563
Kintra Indie
StateUttar Pradesh
DestrictVaranasi
Govrenment
 • MayorRam Gopal Mohle (BJP)
Area
 • Metropolitan City1,535 km2 (593 sq mi)
Elevation
80.71 m (264.80 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Metropolitan City1,201,815
 • Rank30t
 • Density2,399/km2 (6,210/sq mi)
 • Metro1,201,815
 [2]
Leids
 • OffeecialHindi,Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
221 001 to** (** aurie code)
Telephone code0542
Vehicle registrationUP 65
Sex ratio0.926 (2011) /
Literacy77.05 (2011)%
Wabsteidwww.nnvns.org

Varanasi (Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋaːˈraːɳəsi] ( listen)), an aa kent as Benares,[3] Banaras (Banāras [bəˈnaːrəs] ( listen)) or Kashi (Kāśī [ˈkaːʃi] ( listen)), is a ceety on the banks o the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (200 mi) sootheast o the state caipital, Lucknow.

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