Mau District in Uttar Pradesh
is bounded by Ghaghra River in the north, Ghazipur District
in the south, Ballia District
in the east, and Azamgarh District
in the west. The population of 1.9 million is distributed over an area of 1,713 sq km.
Mau is situated on the fertile planes of the Ganges - Ghaghra rivers. A majority of the people depend on agriculture. A number of handloom or power loom units are also located here.