Sant Kabir Nagar district

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Sant Kabir Nagar district
संत कबीर नगर जिला
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Basti
Headquarters Khalilabad, India
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Sant Kabir Nagar
Area
 • Total 1,659.15 km2 (640.60 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,714,300
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 66.72 per cent
Website Official website

Sant Kabir Nagar district (Hindi: संत कबीर नगर जिला) is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Khalilabad City is the district headquarters. Sant Kabir Nagar district is a part of Basti Division. District Sant kabir nagar was created on 5 September 1997 from district Basti. including 131 villages from tahsil Basti, and 161 from tahsil Bansi of district Siddharth Nagar.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sant Kabir Nagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Sant Kabir Nagar district has a population of 1,714,300,[2] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[3] or the US state of Nebraska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 283rd in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 1,041 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,700/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.71%.[2] Sant Kabir Nagar has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 69.01%.[2] As per 2001 census, Muslims account for nearly 24% of the districts population, the remaining being Hindus.

People from the Sant Kabir Nagar district[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "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)

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Coordinates: 26°46′48″N 83°03′36″E / 26.78000°N 83.06000°E / 26.78000; 83.06000