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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.  line feed character in |quote= at position 5 (help)
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Delaware 897,934  line feed character in |quote= at position 9 (help)
  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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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:12:36 -0800

Mahoba, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met villagers in Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Rahul held a 'padyatra' in the drought-hit region. Drought conditions and ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:26:08 -0800

THE STATE Congress is planning to press for a loan waiver for farmers of drought-affected Bundelkhand region during party vice president Rahul Gandhi's upcoming visit to Mahoba district on January 23. Rahul would hold 'chaupals' and undertake a ...
Outlook India
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:53:18 -0800

A government school teacher has been arrested for allegedly indulging in obscene activities with minor girl students in neighbouring Mahoba district, police said today. Virendra Singh, a primary school teacher in Charkhari township, allegedly indulged ...
Calcutta Telegraph
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:56:15 -0800

Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi spent over an hour in the house of a Dalit, Gokul Prasad Kushwaha, in Mahoba district on January 23, having lunch and chatting with the family. BSP chief Mayawati, who commands the largest chunk of the Dalit votes, has ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:43:01 -0800

The CM was peeved at recent insinuations that his party was “not concerned” about Bundelkhand after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's much-hyped visit last week to the region's Mahoba district became a talking point among villagers and in the ...
The Hindu
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:00 -0800

In Uttar Pradesh, two people died due to intense cold in Mahoba district and as many were killed in two separate fog- related incidents in Badaun and Saharanpur, respectively, since on Tuesday. Cold wave tightened its grip on different parts of the ...


Mon, 25 Jan 2016 04:22:30 -0800

Two persons died of severe cold in Mahoba district. In another incident, a 45-year-old man was killed and five others were injured when two trucks collided due to fog in Musajhag area in Badaun, police said. The injured were admitted to a hospital ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:01:41 -0800

Whenever you see a weak oppressed, you will find Congress party and Rahul Gandhi,” Mr. Gandhi told farmers after a 7-km padhyatra in Mahoba district of drought-hit Bundelkhand region. The Uttar Pradesh government has declared 51 out of 74 districts in ...

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