This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Mahoba
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Mahoba district (Hindi: महोबा जिला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Mahoba town is the district headquarters. Mahoba district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 2884 km². It has a population of 876,055 (2011 census). As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71).
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This district was carved out from the erstwhile Hamirpur district on 11 February 1995 by separating the erstwhile Mahoba tehsil from it. It is also known as Mahoutsav-Nagar, means city of festival. Mahoba is associated with Chandela kings who ruled in bundelkand between 9th to 12th centuries.
The district comprises 3 tehsils: Mahoba, Charkhari and Kulpahar.
There are two Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Mahoba and Charkhari. Both are part of Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the 2011 census Mahoba district has a population of 876,055, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware. This gives it a ranking of 469th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 288 inhabitants per square kilometre (750 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.66%. Mahoba has a sex ratio of 880 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.94%.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mahoba 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).
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Coordinates: 25°17′24″N 79°52′12″E / 25.29000°N 79.87000°E