Kasganj district
कासगंज जनपद
Sunset in Bilram
Sunset in Bilram
Location of Kasganj district
Coordinates: 27°49′N 78°39′E / 27.82°N 78.65°E / 27.82; 78.65Coordinates: 27°49′N 78°39′E / 27.82°N 78.65°E / 27.82; 78.65
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionAligarh division
HeadquartersKasganj
Area
 • Total1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,436,719
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-UP-KN
Literacy62.3%
Websitehttps://kasganj.nic.in/

Kasganj district is a district of the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. It is located in the division of Aligarh and consists of Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar tehsils. Its headquarters is at Kasganj.[1]

History

The district lies in the cultural region of Braj. Kasganj was established on 15 April 2008 by separating Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar tehsils from Etah district. For a while, the district was named after a politician, Kanshi Ram. The decision taken by Mayawati, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and president of the BSP provoked protests by lawyers who had proposed to call it in honor of Sant Sant Tulsidas, who was born in the district, that place known as Soron (Sukarkshetra).[2] The district reverted to its original name in 2012.[3] Adjacent districts of Kasganj are Aligarh, Budaun, Etah, Farrukhabad and Khair Tehsil.

Demographics

Religions in Kasganj district (2011)[4]
Religion Percent
Hindus
84.32%
Muslims
14.88%
Other or not stated
0.80%
Distribution of religions

According to the 2011 census Kasganj district has a population of 1,436,719,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Eswatini[6] or the US state of Hawaii.[7] This gives it a ranking of 345th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 736 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,910/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.05%.[5] Kanshiram Nagar has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 62.3%. Scheduled Castes make up 17.70% of the population.[5]

Languages of Kasganj district (2011)[8]

  Hindi (91.45%)
  Urdu (8.27%)
  Others (0.28%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 91.45% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 8.27% Urdu as their first language.[8] The local languages are Brajbhasha and Kannauji.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901386,383—    
1911389,747+0.09%
1921371,135−0.49%
1931384,897+0.36%
1941440,490+1.36%
1951502,930+1.33%
1961588,879+1.59%
1971699,806+1.74%
1981826,616+1.68%
1991991,289+1.83%
20011,228,705+2.17%
20111,436,719+1.58%
source:[9]

Chairman of Nagar Palika Parishad Kasganj

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kanshiram Nagar to be State's 71st district". Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ Lawyers against naming new Kasganj district after Kanshi Ram
  3. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Lucknow: Information and Public Relations Department. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Uttar Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Swaziland 1,370,424
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Hawaii 1,360,301
  8. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  9. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901