Hamirpur district ( Hindi: हमीरपुर जिला) is one of the 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Hamirpur town is the district headquarters. Hamirpur district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 4,121.9 km². The district has a population of 1,042,374 (2001 census). As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba and Chitrakoot. Two major rivers [1 ] Yamuna and Betwa meet here . On the banks of river Betwa lies the "Coarse sand" which is exported to many parts in U.P.
Economy [ edit ]
In 2006 the
Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hamirpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). [2 ] [2 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the
2011 census Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 1,104,021, roughly equal to the nation of [1 ] Cyprus or the US state of [3 ] Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 417th in India (out of a total of [4 ] 640). The district has a population density of 268 inhabitants per square kilometre (690 /sq mi) . [1 ] Its [1 ] population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.78%. Hamirpur has a [1 ] sex ratio of 860 females for every 1000 males, and a [1 ] literacy rate of 70.16%. [1 ]
Languages [ edit ]
Tongues spoken in Hamirpur include
Bundeli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi (compared to 60% for German and English) [5 ] and is spoken by about 7 800 000 people in [6 ] Bundelkhand. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011 . Retrieved 2011-09-30.
^ 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.
^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population" . Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est."
^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau . Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Rhode Island 1,052,567"
^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International . Retrieved 2011-09-28.
^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International . Retrieved 2011-09-28.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 25°45′N 80°00′E / 25.750°N 80.000°E