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Agra district is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and the historical city of Agra is the district headquarters. Agra district is a part of Agra division.

Agra district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Agra district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Agra district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Agra
Headquarters Agra
Tehsils 6
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Agra, Fatehpur Sikri
 • Assembly seats 9
Area
 • Total 4,027 km2 (1,555 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,418,797[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy 69.44%.[1]
Major highways NH 2
Website Official website
Kos Minar#793 at 12 mile on Agra-Fatehpur Sikri Road section of National Highway 21

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GeographyEdit

 
Administrative boundary of Agra district

Agra district is bounded by Mathura District on the north, Dholpur District of Rajasthan state on the south, Firozabad District on the east and Bharatpur District of Rajasthan State on the west. Area of the district is 4027 km².

DivisionsEdit

Agra district comprises 6 tehsils. The tehsils are Etmadpur, Agra, Kiraoli, Kheragarh, Fatehabad and Bah. The headquarters of the district is Agra city. The district consists of 15 blocks, namely Etmadpur, Khandauli, Shamshabad, Fatehabad, Jagner, Kheragarh, Saiyan, Achhnera, Akola, Bichpuri, Fatehpur Sikri, Barauli Ahir, Bah, Pinahat and Jaitpur Kalan.[2]

The division comprises 3 Lok Sabha constituencies namely Jalesar, Firozabad and Agra. There are 9 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district. They are Bah, Fatehabad, Etmadpur, Dayal Bagh, Agra Cantonment, Agra East, Agra West, Kheragarh and Fatehpur Sikri.

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Agra District
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
88.77%
Islam
  
9.31%
Sikhism
  
0.27%
Jainism
  
0.49%
Christianity
  
0.23%
Buddhism
  
0.09%
Others†
  
0.83%

According to the 2011 census Agra district has a population of 4,380,793,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Moldova[3] or the US state of Kentucky.[4] This gives it a ranking of 41st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 1,084 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,810/sq mi) .[1] Hindus are 88.77% and Muslims are 9.30% in Agra district.[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21%.[1] Agra has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 69.44%.[1]

LanguagesEdit

Languages spoken include Braj Bhasha, which is a rural dialect of Hindi, predominant in the nebulous Braj region centred on Mathura and Agra in Uttar Pradesh and Dholpur & Bharatpur in Rajasthan . It is the predominant language in the central stretch of the Ganges-Yamuna Doab.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "General Administration". Agra district Official website. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Moldova 4,314,377 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Kentucky 4,339,367 
  5. ^ "Muslim growth outsmarts Hindus for the first time in Mughal city Agra". 

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