District Sant Kabir Nagar is a district in eastern uttar pradesh. The district is known by its present name on account of Sant Kabir, the well known Sant(poet) and philosopher, lived at Magahar in the district. Sant Kabir Nagar was created on september 5, 1997 from district Basti including 131 villages from tehsil Basti and 161 villages from Bansi tehsil of district Siddharth Nagar. The district lies among Gorakhpur in the east, Basti in the west, Siddharth Nagar in the north and Ambedkar Nagar in the south. According to the district statistical department of district covered an area of 1659.15 sq. km. According to census of 2011 the district has a population 1706706 person of which 865195 are males and 841511 are females of which 120054 persons, resided in urban areas and 1586652 in rural areas.