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Pilibhit district is one of the districts in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, and Pilibhit city is the district headquarters. Pilibhit district is a part of Bareilly Division. The district has elected eleven central ministers in 14 parliamentary elections. The sitting member of 14th parliament from Pilibhit constituency Smt. Menaka Gandhi is India's first lady member of parliament, who was elected more than five times from a single constituency.

Pilibhit district
Pilibhit District In Uttar Pradesh
Pilibhit District In Uttar Pradesh
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
HeadquartersPilibhit
DivisionBareilly
RegionRohilkhand
Area
 • Total3,504 km2 (1,353 sq mi)
Elevation
172 m (564 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,037,225
 • Density559/km2 (1,450/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
262001
Telephone code05881, 05882
Vehicle registrationUP-26
Sex ratio889 /
Precipitation780 millimetres (31 in)
Avg. summer temperature36.8 °C (98.2 °F)
Avg. winter temperature14.5 °C (58.1 °F)
Websitewww.pilibhit.nic.in

Due to dense Sikh population in the district, it is also known as Mini Punjab as after Partition of India in 1947, a large number of Sikhs came from Pakistan and Punjab to this area, and government resettled them in the area. The district Pilibhit is also home to thousands of Bengali people, who came here after 1947.

A new Tiger Reserve Area was named Pilibhit Tiger Reserve in September 2008.

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DemographicsEdit

Religion in Pilibhit(2011)[1]

  Hinduism (71.34%)
  Islam (24.11%)
  Christian (0.17%)
  Sikh (4.17%)
  Other (2%)

According to the 2011 census Pilibhit district has a population of 2,037,225,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Slovenia[3] or the US state of New Mexico.[4] This gives it a ranking of 226th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 567 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,470/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.83%.[2] Pilibhit has a sex ratio of 889 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 63.58%.[2]

TourismEdit

  • Chooka beach
  • Pilibhit tiger reserve
  • Bifurcation

Figures about Pilibhit DistrictEdit

Total Area District - 3504 km²[5]
Total Area city - 68.76 km²

Population (as 2011)[6]

Type No.
Male 1,078,525
Female 958,700
Total 2,037,225
Rural 14,26,057
Urban 611,167
SC 2,89,235
ST 2156

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population by religion community - 2011". Census of India, 2011. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Slovenia 2,000,092 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  5. ^ "Discover Pilibhit District". Pilibhit.nic.in. 1 July 1971. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  6. ^ "The Population in 2011" (PDF). Government of India. Retrieved 7 May 2011.

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Coordinates: 28°33′N 80°06′E / 28.550°N 80.100°E / 28.550; 80.100