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Varanasi district (Hindi: वाराणसी ज़िला, Urdu: وارانسی ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, with Varanasi city as the district headquarters. Varanasi district is a part of Varanasi division. The district occupies an area of 1,535 km². The district has a population of 3,138,671 (2001 Census).

DivisionsEdit

The district constists two tehsils: Varanasi and Pindra. The district comprises eight Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Pindra, Ajagara, Shivpur, Rohaniya, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantonment and Sevapuri.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Varanasi district has a population of 3,682,194,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[2] or the US state of Oklahoma.[3] This gives it a ranking of 75th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 2,399 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,210 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.32 %.[1] Varanasi has a sex ratio of 909 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 77.05 %.[1]

LanguagesEdit

Spoken in Varanasi is Hindi, written in Devanagari scripts and Urdu, written in the Nastaliq style of the Persian alphabet.

Climate data for Varanasi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19
(67)
24
(76)
31
(87)
37
(98)
38
(100)
36
(97)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(87)
27
(81)
22
(71)
29.9
(85.8)
Average low °C (°F) 8
(47)
12
(54)
17
(62)
22
(72)
25
(77)
27
(80)
26
(78)
26
(78)
24
(76)
21
(70)
15
(59)
11
(51)
19.4
(67.0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 19.3
(0.76)
13.5
(0.531)
10.4
(0.409)
5.4
(0.213)
9.0
(0.354)
100.0
(3.937)
320.6
(12.622)
260.4
(10.252)
231.6
(9.118)
38.3
(1.508)
12.9
(0.508)
4.0
(0.157)
1,025.4
(40.37)
Source: [4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ 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." 
  3. ^ "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" 
  4. ^ "Seasonal Weather Averages". Weather Underground. Dec 2010. http://www.wunderground.com/NORMS/DisplayIntlNORMS.asp?CityCode=42483&Units=english. Retrieved 22 Dec 2010. , temperature data from Weather Underground
  5. ^ "Varanasi". Indian Meteorology Department. http://www.imd.gov.in/section/climate/varanasi2.htm. Retrieved 22 Dec 2010. , precipitation data from Indian Meteorology Department

External linksEdit

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Coordinates: 25°20′N 83°00′E / 25.333, 83



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