(Last Updated on : 21/03/2013)
Kaimur District is one of the administrative districts of Bihar
. Bhabua is the district headquarters. Kaimur District covers an area of about 340447 hectares. Kaimur District is bounded by Buxar District
of Bihar and Ghazipur
of Uttar Pradesh
in the north, by Garhwa District
in the south and by Chandauli District
and Mirzapur District
of Uttar Pradesh in the west and by Rohtas District
in the east. Administration of Kaimur District includes 14 police stations. This district consists of two sub-divisions, namely Bhabua and Mohania. Kaimur District has 11 Community Development Blocks and one town (Census Town) with district headquarters at Bhabua. According to the Census report of 2001, total population of Kaimur District is 1289074, out of which rural population is 1247299 and urban population is 41775. Population density of the district is 383.3 per km.
History of Kaimur District
This administrative district of Bihar
has close linkage with the history of Shahabad
District, which was its parent district also. The old district of Shahabad had four subdivisions of which Bhabua was one. Kaimur District has been formed from the whole of this Bhabua subdivision.
Geography of Kaimur District
Geography of Kaimur District comprises the whole area of Bhabua sub-division of the old Shahabad District. The district may be divided into plain and plateau regions. The Plain area consists of fertile alluvial lands, which become rocky towards southwards. In addition, towards the foothills of Kaimur Range
, the soil becomes stony and poor in fertility. Kaimur plateau is an undulated tableland having thin shrubby jungles spreading about 1200 sq kms.
Demography of Kaimur District
According to the Census in 2011, Kaimur District had the total population of 1,626,900. Out of which the males and females were 847,784 and 779,116 respectively. The population of this district constituted 1.57 percent of total population of Kaimur District. The average literacy rate of Kaimur district in 2011 was 71.01 percent compared to 55.09 percent of 2001. The total literates in Kaimur District were 948,105 of which male and female were 568,197 and 379,908 respectively.
Tourism in Kaimur District
Tourism in Kaimur District includes visits to places of religious, historical and archaeological importance. These tourist spots of the district attract people from all parts of the country. Some of the tourist attractions of this place are Adhaura, Baidyanath, Bhagwanpur, Chainpur, Chorghatia and many other places in this district. This district is also famous for world famous Banarasi Saree
and other silk