Gahani Village, with population of 1927 is Varanasi sub district's the 274th most populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gahani village is 1 km2 and it is the 196th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1396 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi. The village comes under Gahani panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 12 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 12 km away.


The village is home to 1927 people, among them 1019 (53%) are male and 908 (47%) are female. 67% of the whole population are from general caste, 33% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gahani village is 16%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 319 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 41.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1364. Female population growth rate of the village is 41.2% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 41.3%. General caste population has increased by 63.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.1% and child population has increased by 9.9% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 891 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 902, in schedule caste is 869. There are 851 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 128 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 1053 people in the village are literate, among them 655 are male and 398 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gahani is 65%. 77% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Workers profile

Gahani has 27% (515) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 6% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.