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Agra district
आगरा ज़िला </br> آگرہ ضلع
Uttar Pradesh district location map Agra

Location of Agra district in Uttar Pradesh
State Uttar Pradesh, Flag of India.svg India
Administrative division Agra
Headquarters Agra
Area 4,027 km2 (1,555 sq mi)
Population 2,751,021 (2001)
Urban population 1,111,086
Literacy 64.97 per cent[1]
Tehsils 6
Lok Sabha Constituencies Agra, Fatehpur Sikri
Assembly Seats 9
Major highways NH 2
Official website

Agra District (Hindi: आगरा ज़िला, Urdu: آگرہ ضلع) is one of the 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and the historical city of Agra is the district headquarters. Agra district is a part of Agra division.


Agra district is bounded by Mathura District on the north, Dholpur District of Rajasthan state on the south, Firozabad District on the east and Bharatpur District of Rajasthan State on the west. Area of the district is 4027 km².


Agra district comprises 6 tehsils. The tehsils are Etmadpur, Agra, Kiraoli, Kheragarh, Fatehabad and Bah. The headquarters of the district is Agra city. The district consists of 15 blocks, namely Etmadpur, Khandauli, Shamshabad, Fatehabad, Jagner, Kheragarh, Saiyan, Achanera, Akola, Bichpuri, Fatehpur Sikri, Barauli Ahir, Bah, Pinahat and Jaitpur Kalan.[2]

The division comprises 3 Lok Sabha constituencies namely Jalesar, Firozabad and Agra. There are 9 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district. They are Bah, Fatehabad, Etmadpur, Dayal Bagh, Agra Cantonment, Agra East, Agra West, Kheragarh and Fatehpur Sikri.


According to the 2011 census Agra district has a population of 4,380,793,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Moldova[4] or the US state of Kentucky.[5] This gives it a ranking of 41st in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 1,084 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,810 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21 %.[3] Agra has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 69.44 %.[3]


Languages spoken include Agariya, an Austro-Asiatic tongue with approximately 72 000 speakers.[6]


  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ "General Administration". Agra district Official website. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Moldova 4,314,377 July 2011 est." 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Kentucky 4,339,367" 
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Agariya: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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Coordinates: 27°05′N 77°58′E / 27.083, 77.967

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