Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh

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Hamirpur district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Chitrakoot
Headquarters Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh
Tehsils Hamirpur Tehsil, Rath Tehsil, Maudaha Tehsil, Sarila Tehsil
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Hamirpur
 • Assembly seats Hamirpur, Rath
 • Total 4,121 km2 (1,591 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,104,021
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
 • Literacy 70.16 %
Major highways National Highway 86
Website Official website

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.


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]


Religions in Hamirpur District
Religion Percent

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]


Tongues spoken in Hamirpur include Bundeli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[5] (compared to 60% for German and English)[6] and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in Bundelkhand.[5]

Notable Personalities

  • Swami Prasad Singh- Congress Leader
  • Ashok Singh Chandel- MLA, BJP
  • Vijay Bhadur singh, Sr. Advocate ( High Court), Ex. MP, Ex. Advocate General
  • Surendra Singh Parihar, Chairman, Saraswati Vidya mandir, BJP Leader and Sr. Advocate
  • Ganga charan rajput, Ex. MP
  • Pushpendra singh, MP, BJP
  • Mehar baba Samiti
  • Pramod Kumar Awasthi, Senior civil services, Executive Officer and Director of State Urban Development Authority


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  5. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.

External links

  • Hamirpur district on Bundelkhanddarshan.com
  • Hamirpur district official website

Coordinates: 25°45′N 80°00′E / 25.750°N 80.000°E / 25.750; 80.000

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