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Chitrakoot district

Chitrakoot district (Hindi: चित्रकूट जिला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chitrakoot town is the district headquarters. Chitrakoot district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 3,45,291 km². The district has a population of 990,626 (2011 Census).[1] As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba.[2]


  • History 1
  • Economy 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


On 6 May 1997 a new district was carved out from the erstwhile Banda district comprising its Karwi and Mau tehsils. The district was initially named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Nagar district. On 4 September 1998 it was renamed as Chitrakoot district.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3] Successive governments have often ignored the district's development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India.


According to the 2011 census Chitrakoot district has a population of 990,626,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[4] or the US state of Montana.[5] This gives it a ranking of 448th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 315 inhabitants per square kilometre (820/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.29%.[2] Chitrakoot has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 66.52%.[2]


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External links

  • Chitrakoot District on
  • Official website
  • Chitrakoot @ Bundelkhand's unofficial web site
  • Chitrakoot Information Guide

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