: ज़िला पीलीभीत, Urdu
: ضلع پیلی بھیت) is one of the districts
in the state
of Uttar Pradesh
, and Pilibhit city
is the district headquarters. Pilibhit district is a part of Bareilly Division
.The city is famous for its contribution to Bollywood
literature and its involvement in Politics of India
has produced as many as three song writers for Bollywood
namely Anjum Pilibhiti
, Akhtar Pilibhiti
, and lesser know Rafiq Alam
. The district has elected eleven central ministers in 14 parliamentary elections. The sitting member of 14th parliament
constituency Smt. Menaka Gandhi
is India's first lady member of parliament
, who was elected more than five times from a single constituency.
Due to dense Sikh
population in the district, it is also known as Mini Punjab
as after Partition of India
in 1947, the a large number of people of Sikh
community came from Pakistan
to this area, and government resettled them in the area. The district Pilibhit
is also home to thousands of Bengali
people, who came here after 1947.
A new Tiger Reserve Area
is come up with name as Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
in Sept 2008.
Figures about Pilibhit District
Total Area District - 3504 km²Total Area city - 68.76 km²Population
(as 2011)Scheduled Castes......