Budaun district
बदायूँ जिला
—  District of Uttar Pradesh  —
Location of Budaun district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Bareilly
Established
Headquarters Budaun
Tehsils 6
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Badaun, Aonla (partly)
 • Assembly seats 7
Area
 • Total 5,168 km2 (1,995 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,700,245
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 126,000
Demographics
 • Literacy 63 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio
Major highways SH33, SH43, SH51, SH18, NH 93
Website Official website

Budaun district (Hindi: बदायूँ जिला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Budaun town is the district headquarters. Budaun district is a part of Bareilly division. The district covers an area of 5168 km². According to famous British Historian George Smith Budaun was named after Ahir prince Budh.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Economy[edit | edit source]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Budaun one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]

Divisions[edit | edit source]

The district comprises six tehsils: Budaun, Bisauli, Bilsi, Dataganj, Gunnaur and Sahaswan.

There are seven Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Gunnaur, Bisauli, Sahaswan, Bilsi, Budaun, Shekhupur and Dataganj. While Shekhupur and Dataganj are part of Aonla Lok Sabha constituency, rest are part of Budaun Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

According to the 2011 census Budaun district has a population of 3,712,738,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[5] or the US state of Oklahoma.[6] This gives it a ranking of 71st in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 718 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,860 /sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.96 %.[4] Budaun has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 52.91 %.[4]

A large section of its population is Muslims and Yadavs. Major Urban Areas In Badaun are Budaun city (4.9 lacs pop.), Ujhani (2.49 lacs pop.), Sahaswan (2.24 lacs pop.) and Kakrala (1.54 lacs pop.) About 37% population of Badaun is Urban, 18% suburban and remaining 45% Rural.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. http://www.educationforallinindia.com/page157.html. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ John Murray, The student's geography of India: the geography of British India : political and physical (George Smith: 1982), p. 180
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. http://www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/brgf_BackgroundNote.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est." 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Oklahoma 3,751,351" 

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