|— city —|
|District||Gautam Buddha Nagar|
|Elevation||194 m (636 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Dankaur is located at  It has an average elevation of 194 metres (636 feet). It is situated approximately 55 kilometres east of Delhi along the bank of river Yamuna. The place is well connected by rail link on Northern Railway on Delhi-Aligarh link..
As of 2001[update] India census, Dankaur had a population of 11,982. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dankaur has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67% and, female literacy is 47%. In Dankaur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There is a proposal to make an International Airport in Dankaur in support of Greater Noida Export processing Zone. The TAJ Expressway Project is also going on which is a 8 lane expressway joining Delhi/Noida to Agra.
The international airport is being established at Jewar and not at Dankaur and the Indian Govt has already accorded the approval in principle for this project, which will send the whole area in a mode of fast track development.
Dankaur is also known for historic reasons. Mythologically its name is supposed to be on the name of guru Dronacharya. It was known as Dronkaur in ancient times. It is believed that in ancient times of Mahabharat era, guru Dronacharya (Drona) who used to teach art of archery to Pandavas and Kauravas refused to teach a Bheel (fisherman) called Eklavya. Eklavya in turn cast a stone into his guru and started practising on his own.That stone is still present in ancient Dronacharya temple in the town.
Most of Dankaur was owned by a very wealthy Nawab, Nawab Shaukat Ali. The Nawab's house and orchards were brought from him by Lt Col Tejveer Singh son of a prominent Indian judge during the British Raj. The house stood within the Nawab's mango orchards and has a heart shaped garden. The Nawab used to solve disputes brought to him by the villagers in his kacheri(local court) here. After independence Nawab Shaukat Ali sold his land to the army officer and left for Pakistan with his second wife.
Near Dankaur in the village Bilaspur the British established a base and from here they collected taxes from over 1900 villages. The remains of the British fortress and the cavalry association graveyard still exist.
- b.l inter college(bihari lal inter college).
- shri dronacharya degree college.
- captains academy
- Sumitra Hospital
- Fortis Hospital
- Vinayak Hospital
- Tripathi Hospital
- Tripti Eye Center
- Samvedna Hospital
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Dankaur. Fallingrain.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-16.
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- List of School in Dankaur, Education in Dankaur |Dankaur |Gautam Buddha Nagar |Uttar Pradesh |India. IndiaOnAPage (2010-01-23). Retrieved on 2012-05-16.
- Adhar Computer Institute Near Police Station
- List of Bank in Dankaur, Business in Dankaur |Dankaur |Gautam Buddha Nagar |Uttar Pradesh |India. IndiaOnAPage (2010-01-23). Retrieved on 2012-05-16.
- List of Hospital in Dankaur, Health care in Dankaur |Dankaur |Gautam Buddha Nagar |Uttar Pradesh |India. IndiaOnAPage (2010-01-23). Retrieved on 2012-05-16.