Hamirpur district is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Hamirpur town is the district headquarters. Hamirpur district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 4,121.9 km². The district has a population of 1,042,374 (2001 census). As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba and Chitrakoot.[1] Two major rivers Yamuna and Betwa meet here . On the banks of river Betwa lies the "Coarse sand" which is exported to many parts in U.P.

Hamirpur district
Location of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionChitrakoot
HeadquartersHamirpur
TehsilsHamirpur, Rath, Maudaha, Sarila
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesHamirpur, Uttar Pradesh (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Hamirpur
2. Rath
Area
 • Total4,121 km2 (1,591 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,104,021
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy70.16 %
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 86
Websitehttp://hamirpur.nic.in/

EconomyEdit

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hamirpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Hamirpur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
91.46%
Muslims
8.26%

According to the 2011 census Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 1,104,021,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[3] or the US state of Rhode Island.[4] This gives it a ranking of 417th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 268 inhabitants per square kilometre (690/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.78%.[1] Hamirpur has a sex ratio of 860 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 70.16%.[1]

YearPop.±% p.a.
1901316,931—    
1911323,276+0.20%
1921309,671−0.43%
1931330,690+0.66%
1941376,290+1.30%
1951386,346+0.26%
1961463,768+1.84%
1971576,467+2.20%
1981689,302+1.80%
1991841,438+2.01%
2001993,792+1.68%
20111,104,285+1.06%
source:[5]

LanguagesEdit

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 98.55% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 1.36% Urdu as their first language.[6]

Tongues spoken in Hamirpur include Bundeli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[7] (compared to 60% for German and English)[8] and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in Bundelkhand.[7]

Notable personsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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