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Chandauli district
चंदौली ज़िला </br> چندولی ضلع
Uttar Pradesh district location map Chandauli

Location of Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh
State Uttar Pradesh, Flag of India.svg India
Administrative division Varanasi
Headquarters Chandauli
Area 2,484.70 km2 (959.35 sq mi)
Population 1,148,732 (1991)
Lok Sabha Constituencies Chandauli
Official website

Chandauli District (Hindi: चंदौली ज़िला, Urdu: چندولی ضلع) is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chandauli town is the district headquarters. Chandauli district is a part of Varanasi Division.

Chanduali became a district in the period of Mayawati (a chief minister of Uttar Pradesh). It borders Bihar in the East and hence there are lot of cultural effects and festivals similar to Bihar. Mughal sarai, a city in the district has the busiest rail station in the North East of India. It has great natural beauty in the form of Chandraprabha Sanctuary and many waterfalls which include Devdari and Rajdari. The District contributes to Indian GDP by providing the various cereals from the district including paddy and wheat. Popularly known as the "Dhaan Ka Katora of Uttar Pradesh" bacause of extreme fertile lands of the Gangetic Plain. Chanduali district made big contributions at the time of freedom movements. Chanduali District is not much developed and there were lot of problems of infrastructure and education. But slowly, situation is improving as people are now awakened and want development of the area as critical for their future. In Chanduali there is a very famous village named Khakhara which is famous for the protest against Britishers for the freedom of the India.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[1]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chandauli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


According to the 2011 census Chandauli district has a population of 1,952,713,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[4] or the US state of New Mexico.[5] This gives it a ranking of 238th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 768 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,990 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.83 %.[3] Chandauli has a sex ratio of 913 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 73.86 %.[3]


  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  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. "Lesotho 1,924,886" 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179" 

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