Chandauli district

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Chandauli district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Varanasi
Headquarters Chandauli
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Chandauli
 • Total 2,484.70 km2 (959.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,952,713
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Literacy 78.9%
 • Sex ratio 984
Website Official website

Chandauli district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chandauli town is the district headquarters. Chandauli district is a part of Varanasi Division.Chandauli became a separate district for the first time on May 20, 1997.

Mughalsarai, a city in the district has the busiest rail station in the North East of Uttar Pradesh. The district includes the Chandraprabha (nature) Sanctuary and a number of waterfalls, including at Devdari and Rajdari. The District contributes to Indian GDP by providing the various cereals from the district including paddy and wheat. Popularly known as the "Dhaan Ka Katora of Uttar Pradesh" because of fertile lands of the Gangetic Plain. Chanduali district made big contributions at the time of freedom movements.[citation needed] Chanduali District is not much developed and there are a lot of problems of infrastructure and education.[citation needed] But slowly, situation is improving as people are now awakened and want development of the area as critical for their future.[original research?] In Chanduali there is a village named Ghoswan and Khakhara which is known for the protest against the British for the freedom of India.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[1]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chandauli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


According to the 2011 census Chandauli district has a population of 1,952,713,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[4] or the US state of New Mexico.[5] This gives it a ranking of 238th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 768 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,990/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.83%.[3] Chandauli has a sex ratio of 913 females for every 1,000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 73.86%.[3]

Religions in Chandauli[6]
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Jains (0.4%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

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  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Lesotho 1,924,886
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179
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Coordinates: 25°15′41″N 83°15′51″E / 25.261344°N 83.264082°E / 25.261344; 83.264082