Varanasi district

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Varanasi district
वाराणसी ज़िला
وارانسی ضلع
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Varanasi
Headquarters Varanasi
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Varanasi
Area
 • Total 2,535 km2 (979 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,676,841[1]
Website Official website

Varanasi district (Hindi: वाराणसी ज़िला, Urdu: وارانسی ضلع‎) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, with Varanasi city as the district headquarters. Varanasi district is a part of Varanasi division. The district occupies an area of 2,535 km². The district has a population of 3,682,194 (2011 Census).

Divisions[edit]

The district constists two tehsils: Varanasi and Pindra. The district comprises eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies: Pindra, Ajagara, Shivpur, Rohaniya, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantonment and Sevapuri.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Varanasi district has a population of 3,682,194,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[2] or the US state of Oklahoma.[3] This gives it a ranking of 75th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 2,399 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,210 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.32%.[1] Varanasi has a sex ratio of 909 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 77.05%.[1]

Languages[edit]

Spoken in Varanasi is Bhojpuri, written in Devanagari scripts and Urdu, written in the Nastaliq style of the Persian alphabet.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Official Census". Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Oklahoma 3,751,351" 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°20′N 83°00′E / 25.333°N 83.000°E / 25.333; 83.000