Chitrakoot district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Chitrakoot town is the district headquarters. Chitrakoot district is a part of Chitrakoot Division.The district occupies an area of 3,216 km².The district has a population of 990,626 (2011 Census).  As of 2011 it is the second least populated district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Mahoba.
Location of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh
|Headquarters||Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi)|
|Tehsils||4 (Karwi, Mau, Manikpur and Rajapur)|
|• Assembly seats||Chitrakoot, Mau & Manikpur|
|• Total||3,216 km2 (1,242 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||879|
|Major highways||NH 35|
Before independence of India it was a part of Baghelkhand agency and came under the administration of Baghelas of Rewa. On 6 May 1997, a new district was carved out from the erstwhile Banda district comprising its Karwi and Mau tehsils. The district was initially named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Nagar district. On 4 September 1998, it was renamed as Chitrakoot district.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). Successive governments have often ignored the district's development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India.
According to the 2011 census Chitrakoot district has a population of 990,626, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Montana. This gives it a ranking of 448th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 315 inhabitants per square kilometre (820/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.29%. Chitrakoot has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.52%.
Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
Bal Kumar Patel is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Mirzapur constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Samajwadi Party (SP) political party.Bhairon Prasad Mishra
Bhairon Prasad Mishra is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has won the Indian general elections, 2014 from the Banda (Lok Sabha constituency).Bhairon Prasad Mishra, He was born on 7 September 1958. His birth place is Hanuva, Chitrakoot District, (Uttar Pradesh).Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh
Chitrakoot is a town and a nagar panchayat in the Satna district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a town of religious, cultural, historical and archaeological importance, situated in the Bundelkhand region. It borders the Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh, whose headquarters Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) is located nearby. The town lies in the historical Chitrakoot region, which is divided between the present-day Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It is known for a number of temples and sites mentioned in Hindu scriptures.
Many people gather here on each Amavasya. Somwati Amavasyas, Deepawali, Sharad-Poornima, Makar Sankranti and Ramanavami are special occasions for such gatherings and celebrations. It attracts crowds throughout the year including above occasions and for Free Eye Hospital Camps. Noted 'Ayurvedic' and 'Yoga' centres like 'Arogyadham' are located in Chitrakoot.Chitrakoot (Assembly constituency)
Chitrakoot is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Chitrakoot in the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Chitrakoot is one of five assembly constituencies in the Banda (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 236 amongst 403 constituencies.
Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Chandrika Prasad Upadhyay who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Veer Singh by a margin of 26,936 votes.Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi)
Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) is district headquarters and a municipal board in Chitrakoot district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.Chitrakutdham Karwi railway station
ChitrakutDham Karwi railway station is a grade A railway station in Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is CKTD. It serves Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) town.Devkali
Devkali is a village in Chitrakut, Uttar Pradesh, India.Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University
Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University (JRHU) (Sanskrit: जगद्गुरुरामभद्राचार्यविकलाङ्गविश्वविद्यालयः, Hindi: जगद्गुरु रामभद्राचार्य विकलांग विश्वविद्यालय) is a private university in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. This is the only university exclusively for the disabled in India and the world.It was established on 27 September 2001 by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya and is run by the Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Viklang Shikshan Sansthan trust. The university was created by an ordinance by the Uttar Pradesh government, which was later passed as the Uttar Pradesh State Act 32 (2001) by the Uttar Pradesh legislature. The act appointed Jagadguru Rambhadracharya as the lifelong chancellor.
The university offers graduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees in concentrations including Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Sociology, Psychology, Fine Arts, Special Education, Education, History, Culture & Archeology, Computer & Information Sciences, Vocational Education, Law, Economics, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. It plans to start offering courses in Ayurveda and Medical Sciences from 2013. Admissions are restricted to the four types of disabled students: visually impaired, hearing impaired, mobility impaired and mentally impaired, as defined by the Disability Act (1995) of the Government of India. 354 disabled students were awarded degrees in the second convocation of the university held in March 2010. In the third convocation held in January 2011, 388 students were awarded degrees. All of the facilities, such as classrooms, hostel, laboratory, etc., are accessible and adapted for the disabled. An International Ramcharitmanas Research Center isin the university.The majority of students are from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. However, students have come from Assam, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.Janardan Dwivedi
Janardan Dwivedi is an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress party.Magarhai
Magarhai is a village in Chitrakut, Uttar Pradesh, India.Manikpur
Manikpur is an Indian place name, and may refer to:
Manikpur Sarhat, Uttar Pradesh, a town and a nagar panchayat and thesil in Chitrakoot district
Manikpur (Assembly constituency), a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Manikpur in Chitrakoot district
Manikpur, Uttar Pradesh, a town and a nagar panchayat in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh
Manikpur, West Bengal, a town in Howrah district
Manikpur, Assam, a town, a block, and a subdivision in Bongaigaon district
Manikpur, Lakhisarai, Bihar, a large village in the Surajgarha
Kara-Manikpur, a subah (province) in medieval IndiaManikpur (Assembly constituency)
Manikpur is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the Manikpur Sarhat town in the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Manikpur is one of five assembly constituencies in the Banda (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 237 amongst 403 constituencies.
Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate R. K. Singh Patel who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Indian National Congress candidate Sampat Patel by a margin of 44,464 votes.Manikpur Junction railway station
Manikpur Junction railway station is a railway station in Manikpur town of Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh on Allahabad-Jabalpur section. It is 99 km away from Allahabad Junction. It has 4 platforms. Passenger and Superfast trains halt here.Manikpur Sarhat
Manikpur Sarhat is a town, a nagar panchayat and Tahseel in Chitrakoot district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Manikpur is situated in the large mountain of vindhya.R. K. Singh Patel
R. K. Singh Patel is a member of the 17th Vidhan Sabha of Uttar Pradesh. He represents the Manikpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). Before this he was also the member of 15th Lok Sabha of India.He represented the Chitrakoot-Banda constituency of India and was a member of the Samajwadi Party (SP).Rajapur, Uttar Pradesh
Rajapur is a town and tehsil of Chitrakoot district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated along the bank of river Yamuna. It has its nickname as "Tulsi Dhaam" after great Hindi poet Goswami Tulsidas, who is the writer of holy "Ram Charit Manas" along with many other religious books of Hindus. There is a temple devoted to Tulsidas where part of the original "Hand written Scripture" of Ramcharitmanas is still available. Rajapur is linked with Kaushambi district.Ranipur Sanctuary
Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary, was founded in 1977, is one of the attractions of Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh. It is spread over 230 km2 and is noted for its diverse wildlife.Shyama Charan Gupta
Shyama Charan Gupta (born 9 February 1945) is an Indian politician, entrepreneur, and sitting Member of Parliament representing Allahabad (Lok Sabha constituency) in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He is founder and CMD of Shyama Group of companies, established in 1973.Taraon State
Taraon, also spelt 'Tarahwan' and 'Tarahuhān', was a jagir in India during the British Raj. It had an area of 67 square miles and its population was distributed in 13 villages. The capital of the state was in Pathraundi, located about 1.5 km from Karwi railway station of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.Taraon Estate was merged into the Indian state of Vindhya Pradesh in 1948. The area covered by the former state is now in modern Chitrakoot district, at the southern end of Uttar Pradesh.