Mahoba

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Mahoba
City
Sun temple, Mahoba
Sun temple, Mahoba
Mahoba is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mahoba
Mahoba
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Mahoba is located in India
Mahoba
Mahoba
Mahoba (India)
Coordinates: 25°16′48″N 79°52′22″E / 25.28°N 79.872885°E / 25.28; 79.872885Coordinates: 25°16′48″N 79°52′22″E / 25.28°N 79.872885°E / 25.28; 79.872885
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictMahoba
Government
 • District Magistrate & CollectorManoj Kumar Chauhan
Elevation
214 m (702 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total95,216
Language
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
210 427
Telephone code91-5281
Vehicle registrationUP-95
Sex ratio922 /
Literacy76.91%[2]
Websitewww.mahoba.nic.in

Mahoba is a city in Mahoba District of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh[3] in the Bundelkhand region, well known for the 9th century granite Sun temple built in Pratihara style. It is also well known for the 24 rock-cut Jain tirthankara image on Gokhar hill.[4] Mahoba is known for its closeness to Khajuraho, Lavkushnagar and other historic places like Kulpahar, Charkhari, Kalinjar, Orchha, and Jhansi. The town is connected with railways and state highways.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Mahoba is located at 25°17′N 79°52′E / 25.28°N 79.87°E / 25.28; 79.87.[5] It has an average elevation of 214 metres (702 feet).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
28
(82)
33
(91)
39
(102)
42
(108)
39
(102)
33
(91)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
30
(86)
36
(97)
42
(108)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16
(61)
20
(68)
25
(77)
31
(88)
35
(95)
33
(91)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
27
(81)
22
(72)
18
(64)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 9
(48)
13
(55)
17
(63)
23
(73)
27
(81)
28
(82)
26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
20
(68)
15
(59)
10
(50)
9
(48)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.9
(0.15)
10.9
(0.43)
12.1
(0.48)
7.6
(0.30)
5.4
(0.21)
69
(2.7)
166.3
(6.55)
184.5
(7.26)
89.4
(3.52)
37.2
(1.46)
11.4
(0.45)
3.7
(0.15)
601.4
(23.68)
Average precipitation days 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.4 3.3 8.8 9.4 4.1 1.2 0.6 0.9 35.5
Source: Time and Date[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Mahoba has a population of 95,216 divided into 25 wards. Mahoba has an average literacy rate of 74.91%, higher than the state average of 67.68%: male literacy is 82.03%, and female literacy is 66.88% with 12.68% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 14.93% and 0.42% of the total population in Mahoba. Based on the census 75.21% of the total population are Hindus, 23.64% are Muslims and the rest is occupied by other faiths.[7]

Development[edit]

Economy[edit]

Transport[edit]

Culture[edit]

Education[edit]

Media[edit]

Tourist destinations[edit]

Tourist destinations in and around Mahoba include:

  • Rahila Sagar Sun Temple
  • Kakramath Temple
  • Gorakhgiri Hill
  • Vijay Sagar Pakshi Vihar
  • Rahila Sagar
  • Madan Sagar
  • Arjun Sagar Dam
  • Senapati Mahal
  • Raja ka Tal

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Mahoba Religion Data 2011". Census 2011 - Census of India.
  3. ^ "Mahoba Population Census 2011". Census 2011 - Census of India.
  4. ^ UP Tourism, p. 193.
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mahoba
  6. ^ "Mahoba, India Travel Weather Averages (Time and Date)". Time and Date.
  7. ^ "Mahoba Population Census 2011". Census 2011 - Census of India.

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