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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Mahoba.
Mahoba district
महोबा जिला
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Chitrakoot
Headquarters Mahoba
Tehsils 3
 • Total 2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 876,055
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Literacy 66.94 per cent
 • Sex ratio 880
Major highways 86
Website Official website

Mahoba district (Hindi: महोबा जिला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Mahoba town is the district headquarters. Mahoba district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 2884 km². It has a population of 876,055 (2011 census). As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71).[1]


This district was carved out from the erstwhile Hamirpur district on 11 February 1995 by separating the erstwhile Mahoba tehsil from it. It is also known as Mahoutsav-Nagar, means city of festival.[clarification needed] Mahoba is associated with Chandela kings who ruled in bundelkand between 9th to 12th centuries.


The district comprises 3 tehsils: Mahoba.

There are two Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Mahoba and Charkhari. Both are part of Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency.


According to the 2011 census Mahoba district has a population of 876,055,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[2] or the US state of Delaware.[3] This gives it a ranking of 469th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 288 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.66%.[1] Mahoba has a sex ratio of 880 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 66.94%.[1]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mahoba one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Delaware 897,934 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 25°17′24″N 79°52′12″E / 25.29000°N 79.87000°E / 25.29000; 79.87000

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Times of India
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:03:45 -0700

The PMO has sought a report from the mahoba district administration. Confirming this, Mahoba district magistrate Vireshwar Singh said, "I have met the group leading the campaign to answer queries made by the PMO." The demand was noticed when ...
Press Trust of India
Thu, 28 May 2015 06:30:00 -0700

Lucknow, May 28 (PTI) A young married couple in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh were killed allegedly by the woman's father, who was upset over their marriage. The victims have been identified as Chandrabhan (24) and Kajal (22), who had had recently ...


Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:45:26 -0700

Mahoba: A girl in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh called off her wedding after the groom turned up drunk. The incident took place on Tuesday at the Ajnar village when the girl got incensed at seeing her suitor drunk and fighting with her siblings and ...
Times of India
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:24:19 -0700

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh is set to revive a river which dried up some time ago in the parched and drought-prone Bundelkhand region. Come Saturday and laborers in Mahoba district will dredge out mud and put the Chandrawal river on a revival course.
Mon, 04 May 2015 10:37:01 -0700

LUCKNOW: Engineers of irrigation department in Mahoba have an arduous task at hand—they are searching for mud that disappeared after being dug out of a dam. District administration believes the mud was apparently ferried away by land sharks to fill up ...
The Hindu
Tue, 12 May 2015 12:07:30 -0700

Unconfirmed reports said a 27-year-old was crushed to death and five others injured in Mahoba district when the roof of a under-construction house caved in. The incident occurred at Richha village under Panwari police station limits in Mahoba. The ...
Times of India
Wed, 13 May 2015 23:17:20 -0700

KANPUR: A Muslim man at Haveli Ka Darwaza locality of Mahoba district saved a cow from drowning in a well on Tuesday at a time when even the police and fire department expressed helplessness in the case. The cow named 'Gauri' accidentally fell into ...
Business Standard
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:20:54 -0700

PMO seeks report as UP district takes up letter campaign for AIIMS. The people of Mahoba district have been sending post cards to the PMO for past two months highlighting the need for setting up an AIIMS. Press Trust of India | Lucknow (UP). May 19 ...

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