Palkanhh Village, with population of 1076 is Varanasi sub district's the 364th least populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Palkanhh village is 1 km2 and it is the 312nd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 2069 persons per km2.

The village comes under Palahi panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 15 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 15 km away.


The village is home to 1076 people, among them 571 (53%) are male and 505 (47%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 30% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Palkanhh village is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 151 households in the village and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 9.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 983. Female population growth rate of the village is 7.4% which is -3.9% lower than male population growth rate of 11.3%. General caste population has increased by 7.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.4% and child population has decreased by -25.7% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 884 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 956, in schedule caste is 735. There are 875 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 251 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 665 people in the village are literate, among them 403 are male and 262 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Palkanhh is 72%. 82% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Workers profile

Palkanhh has 26% (283) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 5% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.