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Jhansi District,Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi District is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The city of Jhansi is the district headquarters. The district is bordered on the north by Jalaun District, to the east by Hamirpur and Mahoba districts, to the south by Tikamgarh District of Madhya Pradesh state, to the southwest by Lalitpur District, which is joined to Jhansi District by a narrow corridor, and on the east by the Datia and Bhind districts of Madhya Pradesh. Population 19,98,603 (2011 census). Lalitpur District, which extends into the hill country to the south, was added to Jhansi District in 1891, and made a separate district again in 1974.

History
In the 18th century the town of Jhansi served as the capital of a Maratha province and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 till 1853, when the territory became a part of British India. Hansari was another princely state near Jhansi, having a revenue of 40000 and a 4 gun salute.[citation needed] Dada Narayan Singh Yadav was a great leader of the Indian National Congress and was on familiar terms with the former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Places of interest
Jhansi Fort

The early 17th century fort was made by Raja Bir Singh on top of a hill known as Bangara as an army stronghold. The Karak Bijli tank is within the fort. There is also a museum which has a collection of sculpture and provides an insight into the history of Bundelkhand.

Government Museum; and Rani Mahal

In the Government Museum there are collections of weapons, statues, dresses and photographs that represent the Chandela dynasty and a picture gallery of the Gupta period. There are also terracottas, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings and coins.Government museum specifically keep the belonging of rani of jhansi, example: her sword, armor and utensils. The museum is closed on Mondays and second Saturday of every month.

The Rani Mahal was the palace of Rani Lakshmi Bai and has now been converted into a museum. It houses a collection of archaeological remains of the period between the 9th and 12th centuries AD.

An engineering college named as Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology an state govt engineering college

Other places of interest
Temples: Iskcon Temple, Laxmi Temple; Shri Kali Temple; Karguan Jain Temple.–Christian churches: St. Jude’s Shrine; St Antony’s Cathedral.–Gangadhar Rao-Ki-Chhatri (tomb).–Laxmi Bai Park; Narayan Bagh; Jari Ka Math; Barua Sagar & Fort; Garhmau Lake.