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Sant Kabir Nagar district
Sant Kabir Nagar
Sant Kabir Nagar
Bakhira Bird Sanctuary
Location of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
TehsilsKhalilabad, Mehdawal, Ghanghata
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesSant Kabir Nagar,(Khalilabad, Dhanghata, Alapur, Khajni, Mehdawal)
 • Total1,646 km2 (636 sq mi)
 • Total1,715,183
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
 • RegionalBhojpuri
 • Literacy66.72 per cent
 • Sex ratio969
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-58
Major highwaysNational Highway 28 (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).[2]


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).[3] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Religions in Sant Kabir Nagar district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

According to the 2011 census Sant Kabir Nagar district has a population of 1,715,183,[6] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[7] or the US state of Nebraska.[8] This gives it a ranking of 283rd in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 1,041 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,700/sq mi).[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.71%.[6] Sant Kabir Nagar has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males[6] and a literacy rate of 69.01%. 7.49% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 21.52% and 0.09% of the population respectively.[6]


Languages in Sant Kabir Nagar district (2011)[9]

  Bhojpuri (53.67%)
  Hindi (36.42%)
  Urdu (9.49%)
  Others (0.43%)

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.[9]

Bhojpuri is the native language of the district.[10] The Bhojpuri variant of Kaithi is the indigenous script of Bhojpuri language.[11]

Notable residents


  1. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ "District Sant Kabir Nagar, Government of Uttar Pradesh | City of Sant Kabir Das | India". Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  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. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook: Sant Kabir Nagar" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nebraska 1,826,341
  9. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  10. ^ Grierson, George Abraham (1881). A handbook to the Kayathi character. The Library of Congress. Calcutta, Thacker, Spink, and co.
  11. ^ "Bhojpuri". Ethnologue. Retrieved 7 September 2022.

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