obra

Obra, India

Obra is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Sonbhadra district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography

Obra is located at . It has an average elevation of 170 metres (557 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Obra had a population of 52,398. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Obra has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 65%. In Obra, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Obra stands by the side of the Son river, a tributary of the Ganges. The environment around nicely supports the Thermal and Hydel Power Station. The thermal station has 13 units with the total capacity of 1550 MW and the Hydel has a maximum capacity of 99 MW.

Schools

The town boasts of schools of repute. Students come from adjoining towns as well. Some of the schools of Obra are:
1. Sacred Heart Convent School
2. Obra Inter College
3. Shishu Shiksha Niketan
4. Govt.P.G.College
5. Saraswati Shishu Mandir
6. Primary School

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