Hamirpur district ( Hindi: हमीरपुर जिला) is one of the 75 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. 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.
In 2006 the
Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hamirpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the  Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). 
According to the
2011 census Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 1,104,021, roughly equal to the nation of  Cyprus or the US state of  Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 417th in India (out of a total of  640). The district has a population density of 268 inhabitants per square kilometre (690/sq mi) .  Its  population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.78%. Hamirpur has a  sex ratio of 860 females for every 1000 males, and a  literacy rate of 70.16%. 
Tongues spoken in Hamirpur include
Bundeli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi (compared to 60% for German and English)  and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in  Bundelkhand. 
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