Chitrakoot district
Ramghat at chitrakoot.jpg
Mandakini river in chitrkoot.jpg
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Ramghat at Chitrakoot, Mandakini river, Temples in Hanuman Dhara
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionChitrakoot
HeadquartersChitrakoot
Tehsils4 Karwi, Mau, Manikpur and Rajapur
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituenciesChitrakoot and Manikpur
Area
 • Total3,415 km2 (1,319 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total991,730
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Urban
96,352
Demographics
 • Literacy85.05
 • Sex ratio879
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 76
Websitechitrakoot.nic.in

Chitrakoot district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India in the Bundelkhand region and Chitrakoot city is the district headquarters. Chitrakoot district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 3,216 km².The district has a population of 991,730 (2011 Census).[1] As of 2011 it is the second least populated district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 75), after Mahoba.[2]

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot 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] Successive governments have often ignored the district's development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India.

Administration

Tehsils

The Chitrakoot district is divided into 4 Sub-Divisions (Tehsils), each headed by a SDM.

  1. Karwi
  2. Mau
  3. Manikpur
  4. Rajapur

Blocks

The Chitrakoot district is divided into 5 Community Development Blocks, each headed by a BDO.

  1. Karwi
  2. Mau
  3. Pahari
  4. Ramnagar
  5. Manikpur

Transportation

Closest Airport to Chitrakoot is in Allahabad which is 106 kilometers (65.8 miles) away and has flights to major destinations such as New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata etc.

Manikpur Junction Railway Station, located at Manikpur Sarhat is a major railway station in Chitrakoot district, providing train connections to Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, New Delhi, etc.

Demographics

Religions in Chitrakoot district (2011)[4]
Religion Percent
Hindus
96.33%
Muslims
3.48%
Other or not stated
0.19%
Distribution of religions

According to the 2011 census Chitrakoot district has a population of 991,730,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[5] or the US state of Montana.[6] This gives it a ranking of 448th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 315 inhabitants per square kilometre (820/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.29%.[2] Chitrakoot has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 66.52%. Scheduled Castes made up 26.89% of the population.[2]

Languages of Chitrakoot district (2011)[7]

  Hindi (68.61%)
  Bundeli (30.52%)
  Others (0.87%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 68.61% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 30.52% Bundeli as their first language.[7] Chitrakoot is located at the junction of Bundeli, Awadhi and Bagheli dialects.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901212,242—    
1911221,166+0.41%
1921206,634−0.68%
1931219,667+0.61%
1941253,728+1.45%
1951270,877+0.66%
1961322,065+1.75%
1971389,516+1.92%
1981510,346+2.74%
1991624,177+2.03%
2001801,957+2.54%
2011991,730+2.15%
source:[8]

Notes

  1. ^ "Chitrakoot District Census 2011".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook: Chitrakoot" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Uttar Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Montana 989,415
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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