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Moradabad District

Moradabad, an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh is located in the northern part of the state with headquarters at Moradabad city. The district is bounded on the north by Bijnor district, on the south by Budaun district, on the east by Rampur district and on the west by Jyotiba Phule Nagar district. Moradabad is a part of the same Moradabad division.

Moradabad district has an agrarian Economy with majority of the population depending on farming. A small section of the total population is also working in various small and medium scale industries located in urban areas. The industries include Distillery, Sugar Mills, Pulp & Paper, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries etc.

The city of Moradabad was founded by Murad, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The city is situated on the bank of River Ram Ganga (a tributary to the great Ganges). It is famous for its brass handicrafts items which are exported to countries like USA, Britain, Canada, Germany and Middle East Asia.

Facts & Figures

Area3493 sq. km
Latitude28°- 21´ to 28°-16´N
Longitude78°- 4´ to 79° E
Population (2001)3,749,630
Population density1028 per sq. km
Sex Ratio885
Literacy Rate45.74%
No. of Tehsil06
No. of Blocks13
No. of Towns01
No. of Villages1797
Average rainfall967 mm
TemperatureMax.: 42.2°C; Min.: 4°C
Postal Code244001
STD Code0591

How to Reach

Moradabad is situated at a distance of 167 km (104 miles) from the national capital, New Delhi, at the bank of River Ram Ganga (a tributary to the great Ganges). The city lies on National Highway 24 and is also a main Railway Station on the Northern Railway line. It is well connected with important cities like Dehli, Lucknow, Bareilly, Patna, Haridwar, etc. both by Rail and Road.

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