Khanwa Village, with population of 2663 is Varanasi sub district's the 171st most populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Khanwa village is 2 km2 and it is the 150th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1566 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi and distance from Khanwa village to Varanasi is 10 km. The village comes under Khanawa panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 18 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 15 km away.


The village is home to 2663 people, among them 1397 (52%) are male and 1266 (48%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khanwa village is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 389 households in the village and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 773.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 305. Female population growth rate of the village is 797.9% which is 46.1% higher than male population growth rate of 751.8%. General caste population has increased by 15413.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -7.9% and child population has increased by 459.7% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 906 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 909, in schedule caste is 854 and in schedule tribe is 1029. There are 977 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 46 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 1487 people in the village are literate, among them 951 are male and 536 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khanwa is 67%. 81% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Workers profile

Khanwa has 27% (711) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 5% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.