Location of Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh
|Tehsils||Hardoi, Shahabad, Sawayajpur, Bilgram and Sandila.|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||8|
|• Total||5,947 km2 (2,296 sq mi)|
|• Density||690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||856|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hardoi one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Awadh, Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Hardoi district has five tehsils - Hardoi, Shahabad, Sawayajpur, Bilgram and Sandila. These tehsils consist of 19 blocks (Ahirori, Hariyava, Sursa, Shahabad, Bharkhani, Bharavan, Harpalpur, Bilgram, Madhoganj, Mallavan, Tadiyavan, Todarpur, Kothavma, Sandila, Behndar, Pihani, Sandi, Kachona, Bavan), 191 Nyay panchayat, 1101 gram sabha and 1983 revenue villages (1883 of them are inhabited). The district has seven nagar palika parishads (Municipal boards) and six Nagar Panchayats.
This district is a district of the Lucknow Commissionary in Uttar Pradesh Province of India, it is situated in between 26-53 to 27-46 north latitude and 79-41 to 80-46 east longitude. Its north border touches Shahjahanpur district and Lakhimpur Kheri district. Lucknow (capital of U.P.) and Unnao are situated at the southern border. The western border touches Kanpur (industrial city of U.P.) and Farrukhabad district and on the eastern border the Gomati River separates the district from the Sitapur district. 'Nemisharayan, the Pilgrim of Dwapar age' is just 45 km from district headquarters. The length of this district from northwest to southeast is 125.529 km and width from east to west is 74.83 km., the area 5947 km2.
According to the 2011 census Hardoi district has a population of 4,091,380, roughly equal to the nation of Lebanon or the US state of Oregon. This gives it a ranking of 51st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 683 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,770/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.39%. Hardoi has a sex ratio of 856 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 78%. This is earnest request to lower the population as it is making the living difficult. In 1901, the population of Hardoi district was 1,092,834 and Hardoi had 12,174 inhabitants. By the time, the main city was Shahabad with 20,036 inhabitants, Mallanwan 11,158.
- 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.
- "Hardoi District Religion Census 2011". census2011.co. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Lebanon 4,143,101 July 2011 est.
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011.