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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
Area
 • Total 2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 876,055
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 66.94 per cent
 • Sex ratio 880
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]

History[edit]

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.

Divisions[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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]

Economy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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, 15 Jul 2014 08:58:00 -0700

While Goel, according to police sources, has been transferred to Mahoba district in the state's Bundelkhand region, SSP, Bareilly, J Ravindra Gaud questioned Goel's claims. "The probe is going on but preliminary investigation suggests the civil judge ...
 
Press Trust of India
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:48:45 -0700

Lucknow, Jul 13 (PTI) Three persons, including two women were today killed, and 25 others injured when a tractor- trolley overturned in Kali Pahadi village in Mahoba district, police said. Kunwar (30), Bitti (60) and Hargovind Chaturvedi (40) were ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:07:30 -0700

JHANSI: Around two dozen peacocks in Varda village were allegedly poisoned under Kharela police station in Mahoba district on Monday morning. The village is home to Badsha Singh, minister in Mayawati government. According to reports, some of the ...
 
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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:19:36 -0700

A 35-year-old man was killed and his body set on fire allegedly by seven persons over a property-related dispute in Mahoba district, police said today. Nripat Singh was killed yesterday in Rajpura village of Ajnair area and, in a bid to destroy the ...
 
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:15:41 -0700

Two persons were arrested with huge cache of explosive material, claimed to be meant for mining work but without valid documents, in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh, police said today. Suresh Sahu and Maiku were arrested yesterday from Kabrai area and ...
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