Mawana

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Mawana
Mawana(मवाना)
Town
Nickname(s): Muhana
Mawana is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mawana
Mawana
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°06′N 77°55′E / 29.10°N 77.92°E / 29.10; 77.92Coordinates: 29°06′N 77°55′E / 29.10°N 77.92°E / 29.10; 77.92
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Meerut
Elevation 221 m (725 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 69,199
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 250401
Telephone code 01233
Sex ratio 900:1000 /
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Mawana is a town in Meerut district in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. In the northeast side of town is Mawana sugar works. Its name comes from the word "Muhana" means Gateway. It is supposed to be the Muhana of Hastinapur kingdom. Hastinapur is a Mahabharat period town situated nearby.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Mawana had a population of 69,199. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mawana has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 61%, and female literacy is 44%. In Mawana, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Mawana contains many castes, 40% Muslims, 60% Hindu and rest others, mawana is bazar for nearer villages chauhan rajputs, Gurjars, jat, baniya (Gupta's & Rastogi's), jains, chauhan are casts which mainly found nearby. Late Thakur Amarpal singh Chauhan 3 times MP from meerut mawana loksabha seat.

Mawana hosts an annual fair "शहीद चंद्रभान प्रदर्शनी" which has eatable stalls, Merry Go Round, Circus and many more attractions.. The details can also be checked out on the website: http://shaheedchandrabhan.org/. The founder of shaheed chandrabhan samiti is Late Th. R.Singh (ret.DSP and a great freedom fighter) now his son Adv. Gajendra Pal Singh Chauhan is the care taker of this society. Ganges the great river is just 10 km. Away from here. Mela makhdumpur is famous for ganga snan,

Pakka talab is also a mahabharatkalin pond. NH-119 joints meerut to mawana then mawana to bijnor.

History[edit]

Mawana is an old town, where many jats families reside. In Mawana there is an old pool named "talab ka Kuwa". Mawana is 25 km from MEERUT.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.