Sant Kabir Nagar district
|Tehsils||Khalilabad, Mehdawal, Ghanghata|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Sant Kabir Nagar,(Khalilabad, Dhanghata, Alapur, Khajni, Mehdawal)|
|• Total||1,646 km2 (636 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|• Additional official||Urdu|
|• Literacy||66.72 per cent|
|• Sex ratio||969|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||National Highway 27 (India)|
Sant Kabir Nagar district is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Khalilabad is the district headquarters. Sant Kabir Nagar district is a part of Basti division. The total area of Sant Kabir Nagar district is 1,646 km2 (636 sq mi).
In 2007 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sant Kabir Nagar 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 Sant Kabir Nagar district has a population of 1,715,183, roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia or the US state of Nebraska. This gives it a ranking of 283rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,041 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,700/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.71%. Sant Kabir Nagar has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 69.01%. Scheduled Castes made up 21.52% of the population.
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 53.67% of the population in the district spoke Bhojpuri, 36.42% Hindi and 9.49% Urdu as their first language.
Bhojpuri is the native language of the district. The Bhojpuri variant of Kaithi is the indigenous script of Bhojpuri language.
Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.