Gautam Budh Nagar district

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Gautam Buddh Nagar district
गौतम बुद्ध नगर ज़िला
گوتم بدھ نگر ضلع
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Meerut
Headquarters Greater Noida
Tehsils Dadri and Noida
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Gautam Buddha Nagar
 • Assembly seats Gautam Buddh Nagar, Dadri and Jewar
Area
 • Total 1,442 km2 (557 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,674,714
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 82.2 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio 852:1000
Major highways Noida–Greater Noida Expressway and Yamuna Expressway
Website Official website

Gautam Budh Nagar (Hindi: गौतम बुद्ध नगर ज़िला, Urdu: گوتم بدھ نگر‎) is a largely suburban district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.[2] It is part of the National Capital Region (India). The Greater Noida is the district administrative headquarters. The district is one of the fastest growing parts of India, registering 51.52% growth in the preceding decade, according to the census of 2011.[3] The district was named after Gautam Buddha hence it is invariably spelled as Gautam Buddh Nagar.

Location[edit]

The Yamuna River separates Gautam Budh Nagar from Delhi and Faridabad District. Gautam Budh Nagar is bounded by Delhi and Ghaziabad to the north and south, and Bulandshahar District to the east.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Gautam Budh Nagar has a population of 1,674,714.[4] It is ranked 294th out of a total of 640 Indian districts in terms of population.[4] Gautam Budh Nagar has a population density of 1,161 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,010 /sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 39.32%.[4] Gautam Budh Nagar has a sex ratio of 852 females for every 1,000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 82.2%.

Due to its close proximity to Delhi, the population is highly literate with 82.2% of population in the district are literate compared to 74.04% national average.[4] The female lieracy stands at 72.78% much higher than national average of 65.46%.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

Gautam Budh Nagar is included in the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.[5] The Noida–Greater Noida Expressway and another Yamuna Expressway passes through this district.

Politics[edit]

Its current District Magistrate is A. V. Rajamouli. The Gautam Buddha Nagar (Lok Sabha constituency) encompasses the entire district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ http://gbnagar.nic.in/profile/profiletest.htm
  3. ^ a b "Ghaziabad, GB Nagar hub of high literacy, falling sex ratio". The Times Of India. 2011-04-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ Official Website of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Retrieved=15 March 2014

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