Raebareli district

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Raebareli district
Location of Raebareli district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Raebareli district in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates (Raebareli): 26°13′48″N 81°14′24″E / 26.23000°N 81.24000°E / 26.23000; 81.24000Coordinates: 26°13′48″N 81°14′24″E / 26.23000°N 81.24000°E / 26.23000; 81.24000
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionLucknow
HeadquartersRaebareli
TehsilsRaebareli
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Rae Bareli (Lok Sabha constituency)- Bachhrawan, Harchandpur, Rae Bareli, Sareni, Unchahar
2. Amethi (Lok Sabha constituency)(Partial)- Salon
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Bachhrawan
2. Harchandpur
3. Rae Bareli
4. Salon
5. Sareni
6. Unchahar [1]
Area
 • Total4,609 km2 (1,780 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,405,559
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy70%
 • Sex ratio941
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH30, NH31, NH330A, NH128, NH335
Websitehttp://raebareli.nic.in/

Raebareli district also spelled Rae Bareli district, is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The city of Raebareli is the district headquarters. The district is part of Lucknow Division.

Geography[edit]

The district had an area of 4,609 km2. The principal rivers of the district are the Ganges and the Sai: the former skirts it for 54 miles near Dalmau and is everywhere navigable for boats of 40 tons; the latter traverses it from N.W. to S.E. The principal crops are rice, pulse, wheat, barley, millet, and poppy. Rae Bareli town is connected with Lucknow by a branch of the Oudh and Rohilkhand railway, which in 1898 was extended to Benares.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Raebareli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Raebareli has also been nominated by the state government for receiving aid through central government's Smart Cities in India Programme.[citation needed]

Powerplant at Unchahar (National Thermal Power Limited, NTPC)[3]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Raebareli district
Religion Percent
Hindus
87.39%
Muslims
12.13%
Others
0.48%

According to the 2011 census Raebareli district has a population of 3,405,559,[citation needed] roughly equal to the nation of Panama[4] or the US state of Connecticut.[5] This gives it a ranking of 97th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 739 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,910/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.51%. Rae Bareli has a sex ratio of 941 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.04%.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
19011,033,571—    
19111,016,689−0.16%
1921936,442−0.82%
1931974,237+0.40%
19411,065,296+0.90%
19511,157,461+0.83%
19611,316,095+1.29%
19711,504,187+1.34%
19811,879,248+2.25%
19912,309,928+2.08%
20012,872,335+2.20%
20113,405,559+1.72%
source:[6]

Languages[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 98.31% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 1.60% Urdu as their first language.[7]

Languages spoken in the district include Awadhi, a vernacular in the Hindi continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituencies". Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Explosion at Indian Coal Power Plant Kills 29, Injures 85"". Bloomberg.com. 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Panama 3,460,462 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Connecticut 3,574,097
  6. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Awadhi: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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