Mahoba

Mahoba district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Mahoba town is the district headquarters. Mahoba district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 2884 km². It has a population of 876,055 (2011 census). As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71).

This district was carved out from the erstwhile Hamirpur district on 11 February 1995 by separating the erstwhile Mahoba tehsil from it. It is also known as Mahoutsav-Nagar, means city of festival.[clarification needed] Mahoba is associated with Chandela kings who ruled in bundelkand between 9th to 12th centuries.

According to the 2011 census Mahoba district has a population of 876,055, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware.This gives it a ranking of 469th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 288 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.66%.Mahoba has a sex ratio of 880 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.94%.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mahoba 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).