Etah district

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Etah district
एटा ज़िला
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Etah district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Etah district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Aligarh
Headquarters Etah
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Etah
 • Total 4,446 km2 (1,717 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,761,152[1]
 • Literacy 73.27%.[1]
Website Official website

Etah district (Urdu: ایٹا ضلع‎, Hindi: एटा ज़िला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Etah town is the district headquarters. Etah district is a part of Aligarh Division. The driving distance from New Delhi to Etah is 207 km.[2]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Etah 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]


According to the 2011 census Etah district has a population of 1,761,152,[1] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[4] or the US state of Nebraska.[5] This gives it a ranking of 272nd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 717 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,860/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.77%.[1] Etah has a sex ratio of 863 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 73.27%.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
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  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.  line feed character in |quote= at position 12 (help)
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341  line feed character in |quote= at position 9 (help)

Coordinates: 27°30′N 78°45′E / 27.500°N 78.750°E / 27.500; 78.750