Agra is a city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. It is a standout among the most crowded urban cities in Uttar Pradesh and the nineteenth most populated in the country. The city can likewise allude to the regulatory area that has its central station in Agra city. It is a noteworthy visitor destination in view of its numerous Mughal-time structures, most outstandingly the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort as well as Fatehpur Sikri. All of the 3 structures are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city was initially mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where it was known as Agrevaṇa. Agra highlights a semiarid weather that borders on a sticky subtropical climate.
POPULATION OF AGRA IN 2017:
As per the 2011 India statistics, Agra city has a population of 1,585,704.
Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Agra in 2017, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following:
- 2012 –1.6 Million
- 2013 –1.66 Million
- 2014 –1.71 Million
- 2015 –1.76 Million
- 2016 – 1.8 Million
Taking a look at the population of Agra from the year 2012-16, it has been noticed that there has been an increase of 0.2 Million in the past 5 years. Therefore, it has been seen that every year the population increases by 0.04 Million. Hence, the population of Agra in 2017 is forecasted to be =1.8 Million + 0.04 Million = 1.84 Million. So, the population of Agra in the year 2017 as per estimated data = 1.84 Million.
Agra Population 2017 – 1.84 Million(Estimated)
DEMOGRAPHY OF AGRA:
The city has a literacy rate of 73.11%, lower as compared to the national average of 74%. The rate of literacy in males is somehow higher than that of the females. The sex proportion of Agra is 875 females per 1000 males, while the child sex proportion remained at 857. Hinduism, Islam as well as Jainism are three noteworthy religions in Agra region. About 11% of the population of the city is under 6 years old.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF AGRA:
The population density of Agra is 1084 persons per square kilometer. Since the Mughal time, the Muslim population in the city has been relentlessly expanding, in spite of the fact that the comparing ascend in the number of inhabitants in Hindus and different religious groups kept the parity from tipping. However, according to the most recent religion-based evaluation information, the Hindu population has shown a decrease in the city interestingly. Somewhere around 2001 and 2011, the Hindu population dropped by 0.85%, while there has been a 0.30% increment in the Muslim population. Strangely, just the Muslim population has shown an upward pattern in Agra, while other religions have shown a decline. The population growth overall of the city has seen an upward rise and this is expected to continue in the years to come.
FACTS ABOUT AGRA:
- It is for the most part acknowledged that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate established Agra in the year 1504.
- In the year 1835 when the Presidency of Agra was built up by the British, the city turned into the seat of government and only two years after the fact it was the observer to the Agra famines of 1837–38.
- Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Another new airplane terminal is proposed for Agra in an offer to give required fillip to tourism in the state.
- Agra is known for its deserts and snacks.