Deoria, the administrative headquarters of Deoria District
, is situated 50 km southeast of Gorakhpur
in Uttar Pradesh
The town is an important agricultural center of the district. Sugar is the principal industry of the local populace and a number of sugar processing factories can be seen across the city. Apart from sugarcane, rice, oilseeds and pulses are cultivated in the outskirts.
The Buddhist pilgrimage center of
Kushinagar is situated nearby.
The nearest airport is at Varanasi. Deoria Sadar Railway Station is on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi line.