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Mahamaya Nagar district (Hindi: महामायानगर ज़िला, Urdu: مہامایا نگر ضلع), earlier known as Hathras district, is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India. The town of Hathras is the district headquarters. Mahamaya Nagar district is a part of Aligarh Division. This district occupies an area of 1800.1 km². The district has a population of 1,336,031 (2001 census).

Origin of nameEdit

The district is named after Mahamaya, mother of Gautama Buddha.[1]

HistoryEdit

Mahamaya Nagar District was created on 3 May, 1997 by incorporating parts of the Aligarh, Mathura and Agra districts. It was given the alternative name Hathras District shortly after.

DivisionsEdit

The district comprises four tehsils: Hathras, Sadabad, Sikandra Rao and Sasni, which are further divided into seven blocks: Sasni, Hathras, Mursan, Sadabad, Sehpau, Sikandra Rao and Hasayan. There is a village named Bharat Pur under Hasayan block.

There are four Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Hathras,Sasni, Sadabad and Sikandra Rao. All of these are part of Hathras Lok Sabha constituency.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Mahamaya Nagar district has a population of 1,565,678 ,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Gabon[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 318th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 851 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.19 %.[2] Mahamaya Nagar has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 73.1 %.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bhushan, Ranjit (July 2, 1997). "The Ambedkar Armada". Outlook. http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?203802. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gabon 1,576,665" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Hawaii 1,360,301" 

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