Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh

Hamirpur district
हमीरपुर जिला
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Chitrakoot
Headquarters Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh
Tehsils Hamirpur Tehsil, Rath Tehsil, Maudaha Tehsil, Sarila Tehsil
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Hamirpur
 • Assembly seats Hamirpur, Rath
Area
 • Total 4,121.9 km2 (1,591.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,104,021
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 70.16 per cent
Major highways National Highway 86
Website Official website

Hamirpur district (Hindi: हमीरपुर जिला) is one of the 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Hamirpur town is the district headquarters. Hamirpur district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 4,121.9 km². The district has a population of 1,042,374 (2001 census). As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba and Chitrakoot.[1] Two major rivers Yamuna and Betwa meet here . On the banks of river Betwa lies the "Coarse sand" which is exported to many parts in U.P.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hamirpur 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]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 1,104,021,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[3] or the US state of Rhode Island.[4] This gives it a ranking of 417th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 268 inhabitants per square kilometre (690 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.78%.[1] Hamirpur has a sex ratio of 860 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 70.16%.[1]

Languages

Tongues spoken in Hamirpur include Bundeli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[5] (compared to 60% for German and English)[6] and is spoken by about 7 800 000 people in Bundelkhand.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Rhode Island 1,052,567" 
  5. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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