(Last Updated on : 05/02/2009)
Gopiganj is a small city with a municipal council in the Sant Ravidas Nagar district of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Strategically located on the Grand Trunk Road, Gopiganj is positioned in the south of Bhadohi at a distance of 18 km. The Grand Trunk Road connects Gopiganj to the city of Gyanpur, the district headquarters. The nearest railway station is the Gyanpur Road Railway Station and the nearest airport is at Varanasi.
The population of Gopiganj is 17,938 according to the 2001 India census report. Gender wise, males account for 52% of the population and females` account for 48% of the population. In Gopiganj, 16% of the population is less than six years of age. The city has a literacy rate, which is higher than the nationwide average literacy rate. Gopiganj has a literacy rate of 63% while the national average59.5%. The male literacy rate is 69% and the female literacy rate is 55%.
Sita Maddhi Temple, on the banks of the Ganges, is a holy place to visit.