Dibai

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Dibai
Aurangabad kaser (Dibai)
city
Dibai is located in Uttar Pradesh
Dibai
Dibai
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°13′N 78°15′E / 28.22°N 78.25°E / 28.22; 78.25Coordinates: 28°13′N 78°15′E / 28.22°N 78.25°E / 28.22; 78.25
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bulandshahr
Elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 34,853
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
PIN 203393
Telephone code std code 05734

Dibai (also spelt as Debai) is a city and a municipal board in Bulandshahr district. It is a tehsil town and also a constituency of legislative assembly in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Dibai is located at 28°13′N 78°15′E / 28.22°N 78.25°E / 28.22; 78.25.[1] It has an average elevation of 184 metres (603 feet).

History[edit]

In 1941 Dibai had a population of 13,218.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dibai had a population of 34,853. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Dibai has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 58% and, female literacy is 41%. In Dibai, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

In the early 20th century, Dibai was considered, by the British, the "chief portal of Trucial Oman". Dibai was often the first stop for exports arriving to head to the interior of Arabia when accepting trade goods from Mumbai.[4]

Notables[edit]

Intizar Hussain, eminent Urdu fiction writer of Karachi, Pakistan was from Dibai.[5] Dibai is also the former constituency of BJP leader Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dibai
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 512
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Prothero, G. W. (1920). Arabia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 76. 
  5. ^ Imtiaz, Saba. "Karachi Literature Festival: ‘Book’ your seat for this ride". The Express Tribune. Pakistan. Retrieved 2012-07-11.