Jaunpur District of Varanasi division lies on the eastern side of Uttar Pradesh
. It is bordered by Ghazipur District
and Azamgarh District
in the east, Pratapgarh District
and Allahabad District
in the west, Sultanpur District
in the north, and Mirzapur District
, Varanasi District
and Sant Ravidas Nagar Bhadohi District
in the south. Jaunpur has an area of 4,038 sq km. The Gomati
, Sai, Basuhi, Pili, Gangi, Mamuri and Varuna are the important rivers.
Jaunpur is famous for its dripping sweet spiral pancakes called imartees. Perfume industries are also found here. The district headquarters, Jaunpur is situated around 60 km away from Varanasi.