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|— District of Uttar Pradesh —|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Jhansi|
|• Total||5,039 km2 (1,946 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 ( 630/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||64.95 per cent|
|• Sex ratio||905/1000|
Lalitpur District (Hindi: ललितपुर जिला) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Lalitpur district is a part of Jhansi Division. Lalitpur is the main town and administrative headquarters. The district occupies an area of 5,039 km².
Lalitpur District is a part of Jhansi Division and was carved out as a district in the year 1974. Lalitpur is really not only the heartland but also a heart shaped district of Bundelkhand region. It is connected to Jhansi District of Uttar Pradesh by a narrow corridor to the northeast, otherwise almost surrounded by Madhya Pradesh state.
Lalitpur district lies between latitude 24°11' and 25°14' (north) and longitude 78°10' and 79°0' (east) and is bounded by district Jhansi in the north, districts Sagar and Tikamgarh of Madhya Pradesh state in the east and Guna district of Madhya Pradesh separated by river Betwa in the west. The district had a population of 977,447 as per the census of year 2001.
This district is well known for its culture, peace and natural beauty and have maximum dams in the state. Also has a number of historical and cultural places like Devgarh, Seeronji, Pavagiri, Devamata, Neelkantheshwar at Pali, Machkund ki Gufa. Lalitpur town has variety of places like many Hindu & Jain temples. Raghunathji (Bada Mandir), Shivalay, Boodhe Babba (Hanumanji), Tuvan Mandir for Hindus & Bada Mandir, Ata Mandir & Kshetrapalji for Jains are famous temples.
The district forms a portion of the hill country of Bundelkhand, sloping down from the outliers of the Vindhya Range on the south to the tributaries of the Yamuna River on the north. The extreme south is composed of parallel rows of long and narrow-ridged hills. Through the intervening valleys the rivers flow down over ledges of granite or quartz. North of the hilly region, the granite chains gradually turn into clusters of smaller hills.
The Betwa River forms the northern and western boundary of the district, and most of the district lies within its watershed. The Jamni River, a tributary of the Betwa, forms the eastern boundary. The Dhasan River forms the district's southeastern boundary, and the southeastern portion of the district lies within its watershed.
The district is now facing a secessionist movement originated in southern Uttar Pradesh and northern Madhya Pradesh to create a separate state of Bundelkhand, as this area is traditionally called by locals.
The climate of the district is sub-tropical, which is characterised by a very hot dry summer and a cold winter. Similar to other districts of the Bundelkhand region, this district also has four distinct seasons in a year. The summer season is from March to mid-June, the southwest monsoon is from mid-June to September. Post-monsoonal transition between October and November months constitute the post-monsoon season and the winter season lasts from December to February.
Lalitpur is well known for its 7 Dams, Which are: RAJGHAT DAM, MATATEELA DAM, GOVIND SAGAR DAM, SEHJAAD DAM, SAAJNAM DAM, ROHINI DAM, JAMINI Baandh.Of which Rajghat Dam is the largest and well known one.Soon 2 more Dams are scheduled to be started. It is the only district in the world which has 7 dams attached. Govind Sagar Dam is one of three dams in India, which have Siphons, which will automatically turn on, once the dam water exceeds a certain level.
The territory of the present-day Lalitpur district was part of the state of Chanderi, founded in the 17th century by a Bundela Rajput who was descended from Rudra Pratap of Orchha. Chanderi, along with most of Bundelkhand, came under Maratha hegemony in the 18th century. Daulat Rao Sindhia of neighboring Gwalior annexed Chanderi state in 1812. In 1844, the former state of Chanderi was ceded to the British, and became the Chanderi District of British India, with Lalitpur town as the district headquarters. The British lost the district in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and it was not reconquered until late 1858. In 1861, the portion of the district west of the Betwa, including Chanderi, was returned to Gwalior state, and the remainder was renamed Lalitpur district. It became a part of Jhansi district from 1891 to 1974. In 1974, the district was carved out from Jhansi district.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Lalitpur 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).
Lalitpur is divided into three tehsils, Lalitpur, Mehroni, and Talbehat; four towns, Lalitpur, Mehroni, Talbehat, and Pali; and 754 villages. In 2010 the district magistrate is Ranvir Prasad, and the Superintendent of police is Akash Kulhary (2006 batch IPS officer), and the District Information Officer is Murlidhar Singh.
There are two Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Lalitpur and Mehroni. Both of these are part of Jhansi Lok Sabha constituency. At present, Ramesh Prasad Kushwaha is the MLA from Lalitpur constituency and Feran lal ahirwar is the MLA from Mehroni constituency.
According to the 2011 census Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 1,218,002, roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain or the US state of New Hampshire. This gives it a ranking of 391st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 242 inhabitants per square kilometre (630 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 24.57%. Lalitpur has a sex ratio of 905 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 64.95%.
The city has the best schools emphasizing on the holistic development of the child.
* Pahalvan Gurudeen Mahila Mahavidyalya,panari(PGMM)," Most popular college for girls education in lalitpur distict"'
The city is well connected by railways and road transport.
Lalitpur Railway falls under main railway line of India. It is well connected by train services to all parts of the country. Daily trains are available to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Trivandrum, Indore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jammu, Lucknow, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kanpur and other major towns.
According to sources, Lalitpur station will be a junction bt the year end 2012, with trains directly to Khajuraho, Singrauli, Satna & Tikamgarh.
NH-26 passes through Lalitpur, connecting major cities of India. Bus facility to major cities - Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Indore, Bhopal, Saugor, Meerut.
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