Pilibhit district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Pilibhit.
This article is about Pilibhit, a district situated in the Bareilly Division of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.. For others, see Pilibhit (disambiguation).
Pilibhit district
पीलीभीत ज़िला
District
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
Region Rohilkhand
Division Bareilly
District Pilibhit
Area
 • Total 3,504 km2 (1,353 sq mi)
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,037,225
 • Density 559/km2 (1,450/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 262001
Telephone code 05881, 05882
Vehicle registration UP-26
Sex ratio 889 /
Precipitation 780 millimetres (31 in)
Avg. summer temperature 36.8 °C (98.2 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 14.5 °C (58.1 °F)
Website www.pilibhit.nic.in

Pilibhit district is one of the districts in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, and Pilibhit city is the district headquarters. Pilibhit district is a part of Bareilly Division.The city is famous for its contribution to Bollywood, Urdu literature and its involvement in Politics of India. Pilibhit has produced as many as three song writers for Bollywood namely Anjum Pilibhiti, Akhtar Pilibhiti, and Rafiq Alam. The district has elected eleven central ministers in 14 parliamentary elections. The sitting member of 14th parliament from Pilibhit constituency Smt. Menaka Gandhi is India's first lady member of parliament, who was elected more than five times from a single constituency.

Due to dense Sikh population in the district, it is also known as Mini Punjab as after Partition of India in 1947, a large number of Sikhs came from Pakistan and Punjab to this area, and government resettled them in the area. The district Pilibhit is also home to thousands of Bengali people, who came here after 1947.

A new Tiger Reserve Area was named Pilibhit Tiger Reserve in Sept 2008.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Pilibhit district has a population of 2,037,225,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Slovenia[2] or the US state of New Mexico.[3] This gives it a ranking of 226th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 567 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,470/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.83%.[1] Pilibhit has a sex ratio of 889 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 63.58%.[1]

Figures about Pilibhit District[edit]

Total Area District - 3504 km²[4]
Total Area city - 68.76 km²

Population (as 2011)[5]

Type No.
Male 1,078,525
Female 958,700
Total 2,037,225
Rural 14,26,057
Urban 611,167
SC 2,89,235
ST 2156

See also[edit]

Related Pages About Pilibhit
Article about Places in Pilibhit
Article about people from Pilibhit

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Slovenia 2,000,092 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179 
  4. ^ "Discover Pilibhit District". Pilibhit.nic.in. 1971-07-01. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  5. ^ "The Population in 2011". Government of India. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 

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Coordinates: 28°33′N 80°06′E / 28.550°N 80.100°E / 28.550; 80.100