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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Ballia is a city located on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India. The town acts as the district headquarters of Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. The language mostly spoken in Ballia is Bhojpuri, a dialect of Hindi. It has an average elevation of 159 metres. The town is encircled by two major rivers, the Ganga and the Ghaghara, which meet on the city's eastern boundary. Demographics of Ballia had a population of 102,226. Males constitute 54 percent of the population and females 46 percent. Ballia has an average literacy rate of 65 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, with 58 percent of the males and 42 percent of females literate.
 
Ballia is famous for its role in Indian independence movement. The city is graced with painted statues of heroes of the Indian independence movement in the center of the city's many roundabouts. Kunwar Singh, a patriot from the city, is represented by a life-sized statue at the heart of the town. Ballia is purported to be the birthplace of Maharshi Bhrigu  Local culture include dish from Ballia, the baati-chokha, is very popular in Uttar Pradesh and is gaining popularity in India. An annual fair, the Dadari Mela, is celebrated on a fairground at the junction of the rivers. Ballia is also famous for holding India's biggest donkey fair, where thousands of traders come to buy animals for transportation at cheap rates. Almost 60,000 donkeys are brought to the fair.
 
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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