Chitrakoot district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi). For the city in Madhya Pradesh, see Chitrakoot.
Chitrakoot district
चित्रकूट
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Chitrakoot
Headquarters Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi)
Tehsils 4 (Karwi, Mau, Manikpur and Rajapur)
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Banda Constituency
 • Assembly seats Chitrakoot, Mau & Manikpur
Area
 • Total 345,291 km2 (133,318 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 990,626
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
 • Urban 96,352
Demographics
 • Literacy 66.52
 • Sex ratio 879
Major highways NH 76
Average annual precipitation Moderate mm
Website Official website

Chitrakoot district (Hindi: चित्रकूट जिला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chitrakoot town is the district headquarters. Chitrakoot district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 3,45,291 km². The district has a population of 990,626 (2011 Census).[1] As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba.[2]

History[edit]

On 6 May 1997 a new district was carved out from the erstwhile Banda district comprising its Karwi and Mau tehsils. The district was initially named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Nagar district. On 4 September 1998 it was renamed as Chitrakoot district.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3] Successive governments have often ignored the district's development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Chitrakoot district has a population of 990,626,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[4] or the US state of Montana.[5] This gives it a ranking of 448th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 315 inhabitants per square kilometre (820 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.29%.[2] Chitrakoot has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 66.52%.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chitrakoot District Census 2011". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est." 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Montana 989,415" 

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Coordinates: 25°12′49″N 80°54′55″E / 25.21361°N 80.91528°E / 25.21361; 80.91528