(Last Updated on : 05-02-2009)
There is also no lack of towns in the state of Uttar Pradesh as a whole. Amongst them, the demographers made a mentioning of the name of Hafizpur. In the Azamgarh district of UP, Hafizpur is a census town.
Eminent demographers have enumerated certain relevant facts about this Hafizpur town. As per the Census report of the year 2001, the total population of the Hafizpur has been enumerated to be 4520. Not only that, they also have given specific data about the male and female inhabitants. For instance, Hafizpur men comprises of 53 percent while the females constitutes of 47 percent.
Information also has been thrown about the literacy rate of the people. Hafizpur has an average literacy rate, which is below the national average of 59.5 percent. Literacy rate of Hafizpur is forty five percent. Out of it, the male literacy rate has been counted to be fifty six percent and female literacy is thirty four percent. Interestingly, out of the total population of Hafizpur, sixteen percent is below six years of age.
As part of the Azamgarh district, it is natural that the people of the Hafizpur town too are going to inherit all the culture and tradition. In Hafizpur, there are four groups. These are Brahman, Khatriya, Vaisya, Sudra , following chiefly the religion of Hinduism. As has been pointed out by the demographers further, in the primitive period, this division of the people in the Hazifur town was done on the basis of occupational activities that they are engaged in. But slowly, it followed the heritable order. Hinduism is the prevalent. All the supreme deities include Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Laxmi, Ram, Hanuman, Ganesh . All the nine forms of Devi(Durga), viz, Shailputri, Brahmcharni, Chitraghanta, Kusamandini, Skandmata, Katyayani, Mahagauri, Kalratri and Sidhmata are also worshipped by majority of the people of the Hafizpur city. The practice of taking a holy dip in the river water is also quite famous. The important festivals are Nav Durga, Ramnaumi, Krishna Janmasthmi, Shivratri, Deepawali, Dashara and Holi. The holy books of the Hindu people are Vedas, Upanishads, Geeta, Shrimad Bhagavata, Puran and Ramayan.
For meeting the needs of day to day living, most of the people of the Hafizpur carry on the activities of agricultural activities. However the region is not prone for industrial development and growth.