Chandauli district

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Chandauli district
चंदौली ज़िला
چندولی ضلع
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Varanasi
Headquarters Chandauli
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Chandauli
Area
 • Total 2,484.70 km2 (959.35 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 1,148,732
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Website Official website

Chandauli District (Hindi: चंदौली ज़िला, Urdu: چندولی ضلع‎) is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chandauli town is the district headquarters. Chandauli district is a part of Varanasi Division.Chandauli became a separate district for the first time on May 20, 1997. However, after coming into power, Mayawati dissolved it on January, 2004 and ensured its merger again in Varanasi. But, the decision was challenged in the high court after which its recreation was ensured on June 17, 2004.

Mughalsarai, a city in the district has the busiest rail station in the North East of India. It has great natural beauty in the form of Chandraprabha Sanctuary and many waterfalls which include Devdari and Rajdari. The District contributes to Indian GDP by providing the various cereals from the district including paddy and wheat. Popularly known as the "Dhaan Ka Katora of Uttar Pradesh" because of extreme fertile lands of the Gangetic Plain. Chanduali district made big contributions at the time of freedom movements. Chanduali District is not much developed and there were lot of problems of infrastructure and education. But slowly, situation is improving as people are now awakened and want development of the area as critical for their future. In Chanduali there is a very famous village named Khakhara which is famous for the protest against the British for the freedom of the India.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[1]

Geography[edit]

Chandauli is located at 25.27°N 83.27°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 70 metres (230 ft). It comes under Varanasi division of Uttar Pradesh.

Number of tehsils : 3 : Chndauli, Sakaldeeha and Chakia;

Number of blocks : 9 : Barahani, Chandauli, Niyamtabad, Chahaniya, Sakaldeeha, Dhanapur Chakiya, Shahabganj and Naugarh.

Thanas : 12 : Mughalsarai, Alinagar, Balua, Chakiya, Chandauli, Saiyyadraja, Sakaldeeha, Shahabganj, Baburi, Dheena, Dhanapur and Naugarh.

Number of villages : 1651;

Rivers : Ganga, Karmanasha, Chandraprabha and others.

Dams : Naugarh, Mushakhard, Chandraprabha, Latifshah, Bhaisoda.

Canals : Chandraprabha, Mushakhad, Narayanpur Lift Canal.

Waterfalls : Rajdari, Devdari, Aurvatard, Karmanasha Waterfall and others.

Lakes : Chandraprabha, Bhaisoda, Naugarh, Mushakhard, Latifshah and others.

Crops : Paddy, Wheat.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chandauli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Chandauli district has a population of 1,952,713,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[4] or the US state of New Mexico.[5] This gives it a ranking of 238th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 768 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,990 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.83%.[3] Chandauli has a sex ratio of 913 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 73.86%. [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Lesotho 1,924,886" 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179" 

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Coordinates: 25°15′41″N 83°15′51″E / 25.261344°N 83.264082°E / 25.261344; 83.264082