Mathura district

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Mathura district is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. This district is situated along the banks of the Yamuna River. The historic town of Mathura is the district's headquarters. This district is comes under the Agra division.

Demographics[change | change source]

According to the 2011 census of India Mathura district has a population of 2,541,894.[1]This gives it a ranking of 167th in India (out of a total of 640 districts). Mathura is a Jaat dominated region with around 5.30 lakh Jaat.[2]

Notable sites[change | change source]

Mathura district contains many important pilgrimage centres of Hinduism. The headquarters Mathura is one of the seven most holy places for Hindus in India.

References[change | change source]

  1. "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. "Nitin Gadkari to hold rally in Jat dominated Mathura district". The Times of India.