This district is located between 26 ° 6' north and 27° 8' to 83° 29' east and 84° 26' east longitude out of which district Kushinagar was created in 1994 by taking north & east portion of Deoria district . District deoria is surrounded by district kushinagar in North, district Gopalganj & Siwan(Bihar state) in East , district Mau & district Ballia in south and district Gorakhpur in West . Deoria district headquarter is situated at 53 km. milestone from Gorakhpur by road towards east . Ghaghara , Rapti & Chhoti Gandak are the main rivers in this district .
Deoria District came into existence at March 16' 1946 from Gorakhpur district . The name DEORIA is derived from 'Devaranya' or probably 'Devpuria' as believed . According to official gazzettes , the district name 'deoria' is taken by its headquarter name 'Deoria' and the term ' DEORIA' generally means a place where there are temples . The name ' DEORIA' originated by a fossil( broken) Shiva Temple by the side of 'kurna river' in its northside.