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Ghaziabad district
गाजियाबाद ज़िला
غازی آباد ضلع
—  District of Uttar Pradesh  —
Location of Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Meerut
Headquarters Ghaziabad, India
Tehsils 4
 • Lok Sabha constituencies 1. Amroha (shared with Jyotiba Phule Nagar district), 2. Meerut (shared with Meerut district) 3. Ghaziabad
 • Assembly seats 8
 • Total 1,548 km2 (598 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,661,452
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 54.8% (2,001)
 • Literacy 85%
 • Sex ratio 860 (2001)
Website Official website

Ghaziabad district (Hindi: ग़ाज़ियाबाद ज़िला, Urdu: غازی آباد ضلع, 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.

As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Allahabad and Moradabad.[1]


Ghaziabad district is bounded on the northwest by Baghpat District, on the north by Meerut District, on the east by Jyotiba Phule Nagar District across the Yamuna River, 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 in 1740 by the emperor, Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself and built a spacious structure consisting of 120 rooms of masonry with pointed arches. After the opening 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 that is why it is also called the GATEWAY OF U.P. Ghaziabad district, carved out of Meerut district in 14/11/1976.


According to the 2011 census Ghaziabad district, India has a population of 4,661,452 ,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Ireland[3] or the US state of South Carolina.[4] This gives it a ranking of 28th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 3,967 inhabitants per square kilometre (10,270 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 41.66 %.[2] Ghaziabad has a sex ratio of 878 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 85 %.[2]

As of 2011 census, this district had a population of 4,661,452(3rd in UP) (male 2,481,803 and female 2,179,649).It contribute 2.33% of total population of UP.It has highest density(No. 1) 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 highest in UP. [5]

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.[6]


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