Hathras district
Location of Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionAligarh
HeadquartersHathras
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesHathras
Area
 • Total1,840 km2 (710 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,564,708
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy71.6%
 • Sex ratio871
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttps://hathras.nic.in/

Hathras district (previously called Mahamaya Nagar district)[1] is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India.[2] The city of Hathras is the district headquarters. Hathras district is a part of Aligarh division. The district occupies an area of 1,840 square kilometres (710 sq mi) and has a population of 1,564,708 as of the 2011 census.

History

Hathras district was created on 3 May 1997 by incorporating parts of the Aligarh, Mathura, and Agra districts. It was originally named Mahamaya Nagar and was renamed to Hathras district, in 2012.[1]

Divisions

The district comprises four tehsils: Hathras, Sadabad, Sikandra Rao, and Sasni, which are further divided into seven blocks: Sasni, Hathras, Mursan, Sadabad, Sahpau, Hasanpur Baru, Sikandra Rao, and Hasayan.

There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Hathras, Sadabad, and Sikandra Rao. All of these are part of Hathras Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics

Religions in Hathras district
Religion Percent
Hindus
89.30%
Muslims
10.19%
Others
0.51%

According to the 2011 census, Hathras district has a population of 1,564,708,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Gabon.[4] This gives it a ranking of 319th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has an area of 1,840 square kilometres (710 sq mi) and a population density of 850 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.12%.[3] Hathras has a sex ratio of 871 females for every 1,000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 60.2%.[6][7] Hinduism (89.30%) and Islam (10.19%) are the predominant religions followed in the district.[8]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 98.72% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 1.24% Urdu as their first language.[9]

Transport

Four railway stations serve Hathras: Hathras Junction railway station, Hathras Road railway station, Hathras City railway station, and Hathras Kila railway station.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Sharat Pradhan (23 July 2012). "Akhilesh renames 8 major districts carved out by Mayawati - Rediff.com India News". rediff.com. Retrieved 10 February 2021. when she carved out Mahamaya Nagar out of Ghaziabad district ... Akhilesh has now renamed the district as Hathras
  2. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Information and Public Relations Department. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "A-2: DECADAL VARIATION IN POPULATION SINCE 1901" (PDF). www.censusindia.gov.in. 30 May 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Gabon 1,576,665
  5. ^ a b "A-1 Number Of Villages, Towns, Households, Population And Area" (XLS). www.censusindia.gov.in. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Primary Census Abstract Data Tables (India & States/UTs - District Level)" (XLS). www.censusindia.gov.in. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2019. 942,572 literate persons
  7. ^ "(Text version of primary abstract data spreadsheet)". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Religion PCA" (XLS). www.censusindia.gov.in. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2019. 1,397,225 Hindu; 159,448 Muslim; 8,035 other
  9. ^ "C-16 POPULATION BY MOTHER TONGUE" (XLS). www.censusindia.gov.in. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2019.