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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". 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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Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:37:30 -0700

Bharti was previously an MLA from Charkhari in Mahoba district. She had started preaching as a child 'sadhvi' from Bundelkhand and spent her formative years in Mahoba. “Bharti had promised before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections that she will spend ...
Times of India
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:11:15 -0700

In the second incident, 50-year-old Hardayal of Kulpahar Bharwara village in Mahoba district allegedly hanged himself to death following damage to his pulses crop, police claimed. The body was found hanging from a tree in the fields where he had sown ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:52:30 -0700

Narendra Singh (45) of Tola Soyam village in Mahoba district had consumed poison on Friday. Prajapati (58) of Patha Vijaypura in Lalitpur district also ended his life the same day. He had four acres of land and had taken a loan of Rs 40,000 from a ...
Press Trust of India
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Lucknow, Mar 25 (PTI) A 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself after being harassed by a youth in Panwari area of Mahoba district here, police said today. According to a complaint filed by the girl's father, one Chungga, who ...

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Times of India
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:28:21 -0700

Akhilesh said a project having capacity of 10 MW had already been launched in Mahoba district. He assured the investors for full cooperation for investment in the state. Article continues. Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here ...
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:23:29 -0700

Election Commission of India (ECI) announced schedule for by-elections to three assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. The by-polls to Charkhari, Pharendra and Rasra assembly segments would be held on April 11, as the sitting members were disqualified for ...
Business Standard
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:26:15 -0800

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today launched 124 developmental projects worth Rs 133 crore at a programme in Mahoba district. The chief minister has launched 124 developmental projects worth Rs 133 crore in Mahoba, where he also ...


The Indian Express
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:56:53 -0800

Tension prevailed in Charkhari area of Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district after a 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by four youths of another community on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The victim also alleged that the ...

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