Chitrakoot district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India in the Bundelkhand region and Chitrakoot town is the district headquarters. Chitrakoot district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 3,216 km².The district has a population of 991,730 (2011 Census). As of 2011 it is the second least populated district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 75), after Mahoba.
|Tehsils||4 Karwi, Mau, Manikpur and Rajapur|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||Chitrakoot, Mau & Manikpur|
|• Total||3,415 km2 (1,319 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||879|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH 76|
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). Successive governments have often ignored the district's development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India.
Closest Airport to Chitrakoot is in Allahabad which is 106 kilometers (65.8 miles) away and has flights to major destinations such as Delhi, Bangaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata etc.
Manikpur Junction railway station, located at Manikpur Sarhat is a major railway station in Chitrakoot district, providing train connections to Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, New Delhi, etc.
According to the 2011 census Chitrakoot district has a population of 991,730, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Montana. This gives it a ranking of 448th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 315 inhabitants per square kilometre (820/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.29%. Chitrakoot has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.52%.
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- 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.
- "Chitrakoot District Religion Data - Census 2011". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
- Braj Basi Lal (2011). Excavations at Bharadwaja Ashram: with a note on the exploration at Chitrakuta. Archaeological Survey of India.
- Chitrakoot District on Bundelkhanddarshan.com
- Official website
- Chitrakoot @ Bundelkhand's unofficial web site Archived 13 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- Chitrakoot Information Guide