(Info) Current Population of Bundlekhand

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Bundelkhand

(Info) Population of Bundlekhand

Current Population

Bundelkhand has a (Census 2001) population of around 15. 5 million.

The total population of UP Bundelkhand districts was around 8.2 million and the population of MP Bundelkhand districts was around 7.3 million, according to Census 2001 data.

The largest population was found in Sagar district (20.2 lakhs) and lowest population was found in Datia district (6.2 lakhs).

The table below shows three key characteristics of Bundelkhand's demographics:

By India standards, the region is marked by low population density. By Census 2001 figures, the population density of UP Bundelkhand as a whole works out to 280 persons per sq km - less than a third of the state average.

Related to low population density is low level of urbanisation. In all districts of Bundelkhand, except Jhansi and Sagar, over three-fourths the population was living in rural areas, according to Census 2001; in Chitrakoot district, less than 10% of the population resided in urban areas.

There is a clear variation in intra-regional distribution of population. There is higher population density in the Bundelkhand Plain areas (particularly in Jalaun and Banda), and Bundelkhand Intermediate region areas (particularly in Jhansi and Tikamgarh), and lower population density in Bundelkhand Upland (particularly in Panna and Chhatarpur) and the southern Damoh and Sagar plateaus.

However, in recent decades Bundelkhand has witnessed high population growth, as can be seen from population growth trends.

Basic demographic data (Census 2001) of Bundelkhand districts

District Population Persons per sq km Rural Pop (%)
Jhansi 17,44,931 347 59.2
Lalitpur 9,77,734 192 85.5
Jalaun 14,54,452 319 76.6
Hamirpur 10,43,724 232 83.3
Mahoba 7,08,447 263 78.1
Banda 15,37,334 337 84.1
Chitrakoot 7,66,225 250 90
Total UP districts 82,32,847    
Datia 6,28,240 224 78.1
Chhatarpur 14,74,723 171 78
Tikamgarh 12,02,998 238 82.3
Panna 8,56,558 122 87.4
Damoh 10,83,949 148 81.1
Sagar 20,21,987 197 70.8
Total MP districts 72,68,455    
Total UP + MP districts 15,50,1302    
UP state average   690 79.2
MP state average   196 73.5
India average   325 72.2

The table shows three key characteristics of Bundelkhand's demographics:

  • By India standards, the region is marked by low population density. By Census 2001 figures, the population density of UP Bundelkhand as a whole works out to 280 persons per sq km - less than a third of the state average.

  • Related to low population density is low level of urbanisation. In all districts of Bundelkhand, except Jhansi and Sagar, over three-fourths the population was living in rural areas, according to Census 2001; in Chitrakoot district, less than 10% of the population resided in urban areas.

  • There is a clear variation in intra-regional distribution of population. There is higher population density in the Bundelkhand Plain areas (Jalaun, Hamirpur, Banda), and Bundelkhand Intermediate region areas (Jhansi, Tikamgarh), and lower population density in Bundelkhand Upland (Panna) and the southern Damoh and Sagar plateaus.

However, in recent decades Bundelkhand has witnessed high population growth, as can be seen from population growth trends.

Courtesy : bundelkhandinfo.org