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Sant Kabir Nagar district

Sant Kabir Nagar district
संत कबीर नगर ज
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Basti
Headquarters Khalilabad, India
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Sant Kabir Nagar
Area
 • Total 1,659.15 km2 (640.60 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,714,300
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 76.01 per cent
Website Official website

Sant Kabir Nagar district (Hindi: संत कबीर नगर जिला) is one of the 72 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Maghar City is the district headquarters. Sant Kabir Nagar district is a part of Basti Division. District Sant kabir nagar was created on 5 September 1997 from district Basti. including 131 villages from tahsil Basti, and 161 from tahsil Bansi of district Siddharth Nagar. The district is bounded on the north by Siddharthnagar and Maharajganj districts, on the east by Gorakhpur district, on the south by Ambedkar Nagar district and on the west by Basti district. The district occupies an area of 1659.15 km2.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Divisions 4
  • Demographics 5
  • Notable places 6
  • Notable persons 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Etymology

The district is named after the 15th century mystic poet Kabir, who lived in Maghar in the district. One popular legend of his death, which is even taught in schools in India (although in more of a moral context than a historical one), says that after his death his Muslim and Hindu devotees fought over his proper burial rites. The problem arose since Muslim custom called for the burial of their dead, whereas Hindus cremated their dead. But this is totally beyond the logic. Instead there was a small book in which the Hindus and Muslims wrote all his sayings that they could remember; some even say a bunch of his favourite flowers were placed. The legend goes on to state that the fighting was resolved, and both groups looked upon the miracle as an act of divine intervention. In Maghar, his tomb or Dargah and Samādhi Mandir still stand side by side.

History

Sant Kabir Nagar district was created on 5 September 1997. The new district comprised 131 villages of erstwhile Basti tahsil of Basti district and 161 villages of erstwhile Bansi tahsil of Siddharthnagar district. Before 5 September 1997 it was the tehsil for Basti District.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sant Kabir Nagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Divisions

Sant Kabir Nagar is one of the three districts of Basti Division. The Division is under the charge of Commissionary with headquarters at Basti. For the purpose of effective administration, collections of land Revenue and maintenance of Law and Order, the district has been divided into three tehsils namely Khalilabad, Menhdawal and Dhanghata. For further development works these tehsils are divided into various blocks, they are: Santha, Menhdawal, Belhar Kalan, Semeriyawan, Baghauli, Khalilabad, Nath Nagar, Hainsar Bazar, Pauli. There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Khalilabad, Mehdawal and Dhanghata. All of these are part of Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Sant Kabir Nagar district has a population of 1,714,300,[2] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[3] or the US state of Nebraska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 283rd in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 1,041 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,700/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.71%.[2] Sant Kabir Nagar has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 69.01%.[2] As per 2001 census, Muslims account for nearly 24% of the districts population, the remaining being Hindus.

Notable places

  • Maghar City (District Headquarters)
  • Kabir Samadhi, Maghar
  • Bakhira Lake, Bakhira
  • Buddhist Stoops, Dharmsinghawa
  • Takiyawa Fair Ground, Sikri
  • Baba Tameshwar Nath temple, Tameshwar Nath
  • Barakhal Durga Mata temple, Mehdawal
  • Bayara village of sant kabir nagar
  • Dhanghata Village area which is highly enrich in biodiversity; An ox-bow Lake located to the west margin of Village having rare flora and fauna. You can observe migratory birds in this area.
  • Bidharghat south last point in this district,its is edge of Ghaghara river
  • Maghar is edge of Aami river,that is edge of sant kabir samadhi

Notable persons

References

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341 
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External links

  • Sant Kabir Nagar district website
  • Sant Kabir Nagar census 2011 data

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