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Mathura district
मथुरा ज़िला
متھرا ضلع
—  District of Uttar Pradesh  —
Location of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Agra
Headquarters Mathura
Tehsils 3
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Mathura
 • Total 3,329.4 km2 (1,285.5 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 1,647,840
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban 425,760
 • Literacy 62.21 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio
Website Official website

Mathura District (Hindi: मथुरा ज़िला, Urdu: متھرا ضلع) is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of northern India. The historic town of Mathura is the district headquarters.

The district is bounded on the northeast by Aligarh District, on the southeast by Hathras District, on the south by Agra District, and on the west by Rajasthan and northwest by Haryana state. The district is part of Agra division.

The district comprises several smaller units, called Tahsils. - Gokul - Raya

Other notable places in Mathura District -

  • Raya
  • Mathura - the town
  • Vrindaban
  • Goverdhan
  • Gokul
  • Barsana
  • Nandgaon
  • Kosi
  • Baldev
  • Farah
  • Nauhajhil
  • Bajna
  • Surir


According to the 2011 census Mathura district has a population of 2,541,894,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[3] or the US state of Nevada.[4] This gives it a ranking of 167th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 761 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,970 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.53 %.[2] Mathura has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 72.65 %.[2]


Languages spoken include Agariya, an Austro-Asiatic tongue with approximately 72 000 speakers.[5]


  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nevada 2,700,551" 
  5. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Agariya: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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