Banda District has an area of 7,624 sq km. It is located in the Chitrakutam division of Uttar Pradesh
with its headquarters at Banda
. It is bounded by Fatehpur District
in the north, Chitrakut District
in the east, Hamirpur District
and Mahoba District
in the west, and Satna District
, Panna District
, and Chhatarpur District
in the south adjoining Madhya Pradesh
. Banda has a total population of 1.5 million. The district is named after Bamdeo, a sage mentioned in Hindu mythology as a contemporary of Lord Ram
The Yamuna, Baghein, and Ken are the major rivers. The climate is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. The main source of economy is agriculture. Paddy, jowar, bajra, wheat, barley, gram, linseed, mustard and peas are cultivated.
Kalinjar fort, Bhuragarh fort, Rangarh fort, Khatri Pahar, Nawab tank, Bamdeo temple, Maheshwari Devi temple, and Four Stone Pillars at Kairada are some of the significant historical places.