Kasganj District

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Kasganj district
कासगंज
district
Kasganj district is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kasganj district
Kasganj district
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°49′N 78°39′E / 27.82°N 78.65°E / 27.82; 78.65Coordinates: 27°49′N 78°39′E / 27.82°N 78.65°E / 27.82; 78.65
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
Division Aligarh division
Headquarters Kasganj
Area
 • Total 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,438,156
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-UP-KN
Literacy 62.3%
Website www.kanshiramnagar.nic.in

Kasganj is 71st district of the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. It is located in the division of Aligarh and consists of Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar tehsils. Its headquarters is at Kasganj.[1]

History[edit]

The district of Kasganj was established on 15 April 2008 by separating Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar tehsils from Etah district. For a while, the district was named after a politician, Kanshi Ram. The decision taken by Mayawati, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and president of the BSP provoked protests by lawyers who had proposed to call it in honor of Sant Sant Tulsidas, who was born in the district.[2] The district reverted to its original name in 2012.[3] Adjacent districts of Kasganj are Aligarh, Budaun, Etah, Farrukhabad and Hathras.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Kasganj district has a population of 1,438,156,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[5] or the US state of Hawaii.[6] This gives it a ranking of 345th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 736 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,910/sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.05%.[4] Kanshiram Nagar has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 62.3%.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Lawyers against naming new Kasganj district after Kanshi Ram
  3. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Lucknow: Information and Public Relations Department. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. "Swaziland 1,370,424" 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. "Hawaii 1,360,301" 

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