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Meerut District


Meerut is an important administrative district of Uttar Pradesh with headquarters at Meerut city. The district is bounded on the north by district Muzaffarnagar, on the south by Bulandshahar district and on the west by district Baghpat. River Ganga forms its eastern boundary and separates it from the districts of Moradabad and Bijnore.

Meerut city, the district headquarter is an army cantonment and is located north-east of New Delhi, the national capital. Meerut is the largest manufacturer of musical instruments and is one of the main business centres in Uttar Pradesh with new high rise shopping complexes, apartment buildings and businesses centres. There are some 36 industrial units situated in the city limit which include large and medium scale industries.

Attractions


Hastinapur - Jain Temple, Vidura-ka-tila, Draupadi-ki-Rasoi, Jamboo Deep, Suraj Kund, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Bale Miyan ki Darghah, Jama Masjid, Shaheed Smarak, Augharhnath Mandir, Sardhana, Mawana, Parikishatgarh, Pura, Kharkhauda, Kithore, Lawar, Bahsuma, Baleni, Barnawa.

Facts & Figures


Area2564 sq. km
Latitude28°47' and 29°18' N
Longitude77° 7' and 78° 7' E
Population (2001)3,001,636
Males1,604,103
Females1,397,533
Population density1190 per sq. km
Sex Ratio871
Literacy Rate65.96%
No. of Tehsil03
No. of Blocks12
No. of Towns01
No. of Villages676
Postal Code250001
STD Code0121


How to Reach


By Rail :
The main line of the Northern Railway (Delhi-Meerut-Saharanpur) passes through the city. All important trains take halt at Meerut station.

By Road :
Good metalled roads also radiate from Meerut and on the south-west lead to Ghaziabad and Delhi, on the west to Baghpat, on the north-west to Sardhana and on the north to Muzaffarnagar.
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