Chitrakoot district

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Chitrakoot district
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
StateUttar Pradesh
Administrative divisionChitrakoot
HeadquartersChitrakoot Dham (Karwi)
Tehsils4 (Karwi, Mau, Manikpur and Rajapur)
 • Assembly seatsChitrakoot, Mau & Manikpur
 • Total3,216 km2 (1,242 sq mi)
 • Total990,626
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Literacy65.05
 • Sex ratio879
Major highwaysNH 35
WebsiteOfficial website

Chitrakoot district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chitrakoot town is the district headquarters. Chitrakoot district is a part of Chitrakoot Division.The district occupies an area of 3,216 km².The district has a population of 990,626 (2011 Census). [1] As of 2011 it is the second least populated district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba.[2]


Before independence of India it was a part of Baghelkhand agency and came under the administration of Baghelas of Rewa.[citation needed] On 6 May 1997, a new district was carved out from the erstwhile Banda district comprising its Karwi and Mau tehsils. The district was initially named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Nagar district. On 4 September 1998, it was renamed as Chitrakoot district.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3] Successive governments have often ignored the district's development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India.


Religion in Chitrakoot[4]
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census Chitrakoot district has a population of 990,626,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[5] or the US state of Montana.[6] This gives it a ranking of 448th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 315 inhabitants per square kilometre (820/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.29%.[2] Chitrakoot has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 66.52%.[2]


  1. ^ "Chitrakoot District Census 2011".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Chitrakoot District Religion Data - Census 2011". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Montana 989,415

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Coordinates: 25°12′49″N 80°54′55″E / 25.21361°N 80.91528°E / 25.21361; 80.91528