غازی آباد ضلع
|— District of Uttar Pradesh —|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||1. Meerut (shared with Meerut district) 2. Ghaziabad|
|• Assembly seats||5|
|• Total||1,548 km2 (598 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,000/km2 ( 7,800/sq mi)|
|• Urban||54.8% (2,001)|
|• Sex ratio||860 (2001)|
Ghaziabad district (pronounced [ɣaːziːaːˈbaːd̪ ˈzɪlaː]) is a largely suburban district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India of National Capital Region (India). The town of Ghaziabad is the administrative headquarters of the district. This district is part of Meerut Division. It has become a major bedroom community for Delhi.
Ghaziabad district is bounded on the northwest by Baghpat District, on the north by Meerut District, on the east by Hapur, on the southeast by Bulandshahr District, on the southwest by Gautam Buddha Nagar District, and on the west by Delhi state across the Yamuna River.
Ghaziabad was founded by Ghaziuddin Siddiqi Feroz Jung II (1709 - 1752), great general of the Mughal Emperor, in 1740. Ghazi-ud-din Siddiqi Feroz Jung was the elder son of Mir Qamaruddin Siddiqi, first Nzam of Hyderabad, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself and built a spacious structure consisting of 120 rooms of masonry with pointed arches. After the opening of the railway line, the name of the place was shortened to Ghaziabad. As its boundary is adjacent to Delhi, it acts as the main entrance of Uttar Pradesh and is also called the Gateway of Uttar Pradesh. Ghaziabad district was carved out of Meerut district on 14/11/1976.
According to the 2011 census of Ghaziabad district, it has a population of 4,661,452,, roughly equal to the nation of Ireland or the US state of South Carolina. This gives it a ranking of 28th highest in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 3,967 inhabitants per square kilometre (10,270 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 41.66%. Ghaziabad has a sex ratio of 878 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85%.
As of the 2011 census, this district had a population of 4,661,452 (3rd highest in UP), with 2,481,803 males and 2,179,649 females.It contributes 2.33% of the total population of UP. It has highest density of population in UP with 4060 persons per square km. It is second in population growth rate with 40.66%. The average literacy rate in 2011 was 85%, which is the highest in UP.
The minority population is about 25% of the total population of the district. Ghaziabad is a subcategory B1 district of category B i.e. having socio-economic parameters below the national average. It also has a major railway station known as Ghaziabad Jn..
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