- Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh
Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Hamirpur | type = city | latd = 25.95 | longd = 80.15
locator_position = right | state_name = Uttar Pradesh
district = Hamirpur
altitude = 80
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 32,035| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
website = http://www.hamirpur.nic.in
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1937
Hamirpur is located at coord|25.95|N|80.15|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/36/Hamirpur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hamirpur] ] . It has an average elevation of 80
metres (262 feet).
Places to visit: Kalpavriksha : About 5000 years old kalpavriksha tree which is one of its kind, found only in Africa & here in India. It has a history from Mahabharata.
Location, Boundaries The district lies between Latitude 2507'N & 260 7' N. and Longitude 79017'E & 80021'E including Mahoba district. Hamirpur is bounded by districts Jalaun (Orai), Kanpur and Fatehpur in north, Banda in east, Mahoba in south and Districts of Jhansi and Jalaun on the West.
Area According to the Central Statistical Organisation the district covers 4,121.9 sq. km.it has been named after the name of the king HAMIR
Hills In the south numerous outcrops of gneiss rocks, tending to cluster into low ranges. surrounded by uneven broken tracts and covered for the most part with stunted jungle are succeeded by a more level tract in which the hills grow sparser. Now approximately all hill area have come under newly created district-Mahobha.
Yamuna : This river forms north boundary of the district. The river first touches the district at the village Haraulipur in tehsil Hamirpur, where it forms a sudden loop. Flowing then east to Jamrehi Tir, it curves abruptly south to Sikrohi and then continues south-east part Hamirpur to Baragaon where the Betwa joins it. Its length in Hamirpur district is approximately 56 km.
Betwa : This river flows along the north-western border of the District from the point where the Dhasan joins it to the village of Kuprat separating tehsil Rath from district Jalaun. It enters the district near the village of Beri and flows separating tehsils Rath and Maudaha from tehsil Hamirpur. Its length in Hamirpur district is approximately 65 km.
Other rivers lying in the district are Dhasaan, Barma, Ken, Chndraval and Pandwaha. These rivers are used for irrigation purpose. A dam named Swami Bramhananad Dam (Moudaha Dam) has been constructed on the river Barma.
Seismicity No earthquake has been observed in the district during last 200 years. The district has, however experienced on a few occasions earthquakes originating in the Himalayan boundary fault zone., Moradabad fault and Narmada Tapti fault zones.
Climate The Climate of the district is characterised by an intensely hot summer, a pleasant cold season . The summer season from March to about middle of June is followed by the south-west monsoon season from mid-June to the end of September. October and first half of November consititute the post-monsoon period. The cold season is from mid-November to February.
Temperature May and the beginning of June are generally the hottest period of the year and maximum temperature in May is about 430 C and minimum about 280C. The heat during the summer is intense. The maximum temperature on individual days sometimes reaches 450C or more. During Cold season minimum temperature sometimes drops down to about 2 or 30C.
Hamirpur is the home of two great Indian freedom fighters and the father of the freedom movement in the whole of bundelkhand, Dewan Shatrughan Singh [aka 'Bundelkhand Gandhi & Bundelkhandi Kesri'] & his wife Rani Rajendra Kumari. These were the two fountain heads of the freedom movement in all of Bundelkhand. They also were the main patrons of revolutionaries like Chandrashekhar Azad who frequented their Castle in their native village of Maungrauth. The Rani defeated the sitting UP Chief Minister C.B. Gupta as an independent candidate. They were also the main inspiration behind the Bhoodaan movement in Bundelkhand and Maungraut changed the history of the movement by beecoming the first complete Gramdaan. They were contemporaries and friends of Nehru, GB Pant and other freedom fighters.
Numerous scholars have done PhD's on the life of these 2 great Indian patriots.there is a village majhgaon(ramgarh),now in rath tehseel given numerous jawans for second world war. There is an annual mela on the birthday of these two stalwarts held annually in Maungrauth in December and is attended by over 40,000 people.
Despite being from one of the most affluent families in Central India this couple sacrificed everything for the nation and donated their lands to the poor. They were in British jails for the freedom struggle for over 9 years each. They are now the subject of folk tales and songs highlighting their bravery and hailing them as symbols of Bundelkhandi valor.
As of 2001India census[GR|India] , Hamirpur had a population of 32,035. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Hamirpur has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 62%. In Hamirpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.it has been named after the name of the king HAMIR
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