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For the 1986 Hindi movie, see Nagina (film).
Nagina is located in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 29°39′N 78°27′E / 29.65°N 78.45°E / 29.65; 78.45Coordinates: 29°39′N 78°27′E / 29.65°N 78.45°E / 29.65; 78.45
Country India
State Harit Pradesh
District Bijnor
Founded by Syed Ghalib Ali
Named for Karan Kumar Johar
 • Type BJP
 • Body Raj
Elevation 4,282 m (14,049 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,310
 • Official Khariboli, Haryanvi, Garhwali, Hindi, Urdu,English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 246762
Vehicle registration HT 72
Most people are kind here

Nagina is a town and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the Indian state of Harit Pradesh.


Nagina is the word for "Jewel", it was named by Syed's who received this place as jagir by the Mughals. Syed Ghalib Ali received this place as Jagir and he founded the city by building Nagina Mahal or Bara Mahal. The Ain-e-Akbari mentions the city as the headquarters of Nagina Mahal (Bara Mahal) currently located at Mohalla-SyedWara Nagina or pargana.[1] During British period, it remained the headquarters of Nagina Tahsil, Bijnor district, in the United Province; and from 1817–1824, it was the headquarters of newly formed Northern Moradabad district.[1] In 1901, the Nagina Tehsil had 464 villages and two towns: Nagina, with a population of 21,412, and Afzalgarh, with a population of 6,474.[1]

Rise of Rohilla power in the area was marked by an 18th-century fort, which was later used as tahsili or tehsil offices. In 1805, the city was sacked by the Pashtuns under Muhammad Amir Khan.[1]

As a part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Nagina was the site of battle between the Nawab of Najibabad and the British, ending in the defeat of the Nawab on April 21, 1858,[2] following which British established their authority in Bijnor, and later, in 1886, Nagina became a municipality.[2]

During the 20th century there were three prominent persons from Syedwara, Nagina. One was Moulvi Syed Zafaryab Hassan a Rais and Jagirdar. His Jagir of Meduwala though falls under Tehsil of Najibabad. The second prominent person was Khan Bahadur Mir Jamil Ahmed who was senior Civil Servant who was knighted by British Empire. He was also deputed to then two of the princely states of U.P and Punjab as Minister in Rampur and Chief Minister of Maliar Kotla respectively by the British Empire. The third prominent person also belonging to Syedwara was Syed Sultan Ahmad Rais Nagina and Jagirdar also the great grandson of Syed Ghalib Ali founder of Nagina, he served in the police department with great honesty, he was a freedom fighter and a close aide of Dr. Zakir hussain and Pt.JawahrLal Nehru during the freedom struggle. Sultan Ahmad, after independence served in the Ministry of Home Affairs as Central Intelligence Officer-I.

The population of Nagina has been a good mix of Hindus and Muslims who have been living mostly in peace and harmony with good relations.

There was no famous poet born in Nagina.

Nagina Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008, as a part of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

Agriculture Center (Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagina)[edit]

It was established in 1995 to help farmers in crop production, animal husbandry, fisheries, etc. They train the farmers and demonstrate new technologies to raise crops. The mandate of KVK is spreading knowledge and teaching skills to improve the productivity and profitability of the farming.


Nagina is located at 29°27′N 78°27′E / 29.45°N 78.45°E / 29.45; 78.45.[3] It has an average elevation of 4,282 metres (14,049 ft). It has good quality of Water Supply. The production of Mangoes, Sugarcane etc. is very high and is exported to many countries of the world. The Washington metropolitan area is the most educated and, by some measures, the most affluent metropolitan area in the United States.[4] As of the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the population of the Washington metropolitan area was estimated to be 5,860,342, making it the largest metropolitan area in the Census' Southeast region and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country.[5]


Aerial photo of part of the Washington metropolitan area
Map highlighting the counties and developed areas of the region
Map highlighting labor patterns of regional counties

The U.S. Census Bureau divides the Washington statistical metropolitan area into two metropolitan divisions:[6]

  • Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Division, comprising the majority of the metropolitan area
  • Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division, consisting of Montgomery and Frederick counties

Note that metropolitan area and metropolitan statistical area should not be confused with Metropolitan Division.

Political subdivisions[edit]

The area includes the following counties, districts, and independent cities:[6]

District of Columbia[edit]


The following counties are categorized as part of the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV metropolitan statistical area:

Although associated with the Washington metropolitan area, the following counties are categorized as part of the Baltimore–Towson, MD metropolitan statistical area:

Although associated with the Washington metropolitan area, the following county is categorized as part of the California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Area:


Counties and independent cities (independent cities are listed under their surrounding county or parent county):[7]

West Virginia[edit]

Regional organizations[edit]

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments[edit]

Founded in 1957, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) is a regional organization of 21 Washington-area local governments, as well as area members of the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. MWCOG provides a forum for discussion and the development of regional responses to issues regarding the environment, transportation, public safety, homeland security, affordable housing, community planning, and economic development.[9]

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, a component of MWCOG, is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the metropolitan Washington area.[10]

Principal cities[edit]

View of Washington with the skylines of Arlington and Tysons Corner in the background

The metropolitan area includes the following principal cities (most of which are not incorporated as cities; one, Arlington, is actually a county):[11]


Presidential election results
Year DEM GOP Others
2008 68.0% 1,603,902 31.0% 728,916 1.0% 25,288
2004 61.0% 1,258,743 38.0% 785,144 1.4% 19,735
2000 58.5% 1,023,089 37.9% 663,590 3.6% 62,437
1996 57.0% 861,881 37.0% 558,830 6.0% 89,259
1992 53.0% 859,889 34.1% 553.369 12.9% 209,651
1988 50.4% 684,453 48.6% 659,344 1.0% 14,219
1984 51.0% 653,568 48.5% 621,377 0.4% 5,656
1980 44.7% 484,590 44.6% 482,506 11.1% 115,797
1976 54.2% 590,481 44.9% 488,995 1.0% 10,654
1972 44.2% 431,257 54.8% 534,235 1.1% 10,825
1968 49.4% 414,345 39.1% 327,662 11.5% 96,701
1964 69.8% 495,490 30.2% 214,293 0.1% 462
1960 52.5% 204,614 47.3% 184,499 0.1% 593


The relative strength of the major political parties within the region is shown by the presidential election results since 1960, as presented in the table to the right.[citation needed]

Racial composition[edit]

The area has been a magnet for international immigration since the late 1960s. It is also a magnet for internal migration (persons moving from one region of the U.S. to another).[12][dubious ] Census estimates show that persons of post-1965 immigrant stock will likely represent 25% of the region's population by 2010, forming a bigger population bloc than native blacks for the first time.[13]

Racial composition of the Washington, D.C. area:

2011 American Community Survey
  • Non-Hispanic White : 48.2%
  • Black or African American : 25.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino : 14.1%
  • Asian : 9.3%
  • Mixed and Other : 3.1%
2010 U.S. Census
  • White : 54.8%
  • Black : 25.8%
  • Asian : 9.3%
  • Hispanic : 13.8% (4.1% Salvadoran, 2.1% Mexican, 0.9% Guatemalan, 0.9% Puerto Rican, 0.8% Peruvian, 0.7% Honduran, 0.7% Bolivian)
  • Mixed and Other : 3.7%
  • White : 67.8%
  • Black : 26.0%
  • Asian : 2.5%
  • Hispanic : 2.8%
  • Mixed and Other : 0.9%

Social indicators[edit]


The Washington metropolitan area has ranked as the highest-educated metropolitan area in the nation for four decades.[15] As of the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, the three most educated places with 200,000 people or more in Washington–Arlington–Alexandria by bachelor's degree attainment (population 25 and over) are Arlington, Virginia (68.0%), Fairfax County, Virginia (58.8%), and Montgomery County, Maryland (56.4%).[16] Forbes magazine stated in its 2008 "America's Best- And Worst-Educated Cities" report: "The D.C. area is less than half the size of L.A., but both cities have around 100,000 Ph.D.'s."[17]


The Washington, D.C. metro area has held the top spot in the American College of Sports Medicine's annual American Fitness Index ranking of the United States' 50 most populous metropolitan areas for two years running. The report cites, among other things, the high average fitness level and healthy eating habits of residents, the widespread availability of health care and facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and parks, low rates of obesity and tobacco use relative to the national average, and the high median household income as contributors to the city's community health.[18]


In recent years[when?] the Washington metropolitan area has overtaken the San Francisco Bay Area as the highest-income metropolitan area in the nation.[4] The median household income of the region is US$72,800. The two highest median household income counties in the nation – Loudoun and Fairfax County, Virginia – are components of the MSA (and #3 is Howard County, officially in Baltimore's sphere but strongly connected with Washington's); measured in this way, Alexandria ranks 10th among municipalities in the region – 11th if Howard is included – and 23rd in the entire United States. 12.2% of Northern Virginia's 881,136 households, 8.5% of suburban Maryland's 799,300 households, and 8.2% of Washington's 249,805 households have an annual income in excess of $200,000, compared to 3.7% nationally.[19]


According to a report by the American Human Development Project, women in the Washington metropolitan area are ranked as having the highest income and educational attainment amongst the 25 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation, while Asian American women in the region had the highest life expectancy, at 92.3 years.[20]


Rosslyn is home to the tallest high-rises in the region, partly due to the District's height restrictions. As a result many of the region's tallest buildings are outside the city proper.[21][22]

The various agencies of the Federal Government employ over 140,000 professionals in the Washington D.C. area. A sizable number in the Washington D.C. area work for defense and civilian contracting companies that conduct business directly with the Federal Government (many of these firms are referred to as 'Beltway Bandits' under the local vernacular). As a result, the Federal Government provides the underlying basis of the economy in the region. However, the Washington D.C. area is increasingly home to a diverse segment of businesses not directly related to the Federal Government.[citation needed]

The Washington, D.C. area has the largest science and engineering work force of any metropolitan area in the nation in 2006 according to the Greater Washington Initiative at 324,530, ahead of the combined San Francisco Bay Area work force of 214,500, and Chicago metropolitan area at 203,090, citing data from U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Claritas Inc., and other sources.[4]

The Washington, D.C. area was ranked as the second best High-Tech Center in a statistical analysis of the top 100 Metropolitan areas in the United States by American City Business Journals in May 2009, behind the Silicon Valley and ahead of the Boston metropolitan area.[23] Fueling the metropolitan area's ranking was the reported 241,264 tech jobs in the region, a total eclipsed only by New York, Los Angeles, and the combined San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland regions, as well as the highest master's or doctoral degree attainment among the 100 ranked metropolitan areas.[23] A report showed that the Washington–Baltimore area had the second-highest number of tech jobs listed: 8,289, after the New York metro area with 9,195 jobs.[24]

The Washington D.C. area is home to hundreds of major research universities, think tanks, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Washington, D.C. is a top tourism destination as flocks of Americans and foreigners from around the world visit the museums and monuments of the Capital city year round with the peak season being during the Spring and Summer months of April through August. Moreover, the Washington D.C. area attracts tens of major conferences and conventions each year which also contribute greatly to the region's economy.[citation needed]

Changes in house prices for the D.C. area are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the Case–Shiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor's and is also a component of S&P's 10-city composite index of the value of the U.S. residential real estate market.

Primary industries[edit]

NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda.


Not limited to its proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Maryland's Washington suburbs are a major center for biotechnology. Prominent local biotech companies include MedImmune, The Institute for Genomic Research, Human Genome Sciences, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[citation needed]

Defense contracting

Many defense contractors are based in the region to be close to the Pentagon in Arlington. Local defense contractors include Lockheed Martin, the largest, as well as Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman,[25] Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), CACI, and Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Largest companies[edit]

Gannett Company headquarters in Tysons Corner.

The following Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the region:[26]

Company Industry Headquarters Fortune 500 rank
AES Corporation Energy Arlington, Virginia 153
Booz Allen Hamilton Defense McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) 436
Capital One Finance McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) 127
Computer Sciences Corporation Defense Falls Church, Virginia 176
Danaher Corporation Conglomerate Washington, D.C. 152
Fannie Mae Finance Washington, D.C. 12
Freddie Mac Finance McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) 31
Gannett Company Media McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) 467
General Dynamics Defense Falls Church, Virginia 98
Host Hotels and Resorts Hospitality Bethesda, Maryland 469
ITT Exelis Defense McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) 453
Lockheed Martin Defense Bethesda, Maryland 59
Marriott International Hospitality Bethesda, Maryland 230
Northrop Grumman Defense Falls Church, Virginia 120
NII Holdings Communication Reston, Virginia 421
Pepco Holdings Energy Washington, D.C. 483
SAIC Defense McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) 240


NGA headquarters in Fort Belvoir.

The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure resulted in a significant shuffling of military, civilian, and defense contractor employees in the Washington D.C. area. The largest individual site impacts of the time are as follows:[27]

BRAC 2005 was the largest infrastructure expansion by the Army Corps of Engineers since World War II, resulting in the Mark Center, tallest building they have ever constructed, as well as National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East, which at 2.4 million square feet is the largest building the Corps have constructed since the Pentagon.[28]


Dulles International
Washington Metro

Major airports[edit]

Rail transit systems[edit]

Bus transit systems[edit]


Sports teams[edit]

Further information: Sports in Washington, D.C.

Listing of the professional sports teams in the Washington metropolitan area:


The Washington metropolitan area is home to USA Today, C-SPAN, PBS, and BET. The two main newspapers are The Washington Post and The Washington Times. Local television channels include WRC-TV 4 (NBC), WTTG 5 (FOX), WJLA 7 (ABC), WUSA 9 (CBS), WDCA 20 (MyNetworkTV), WETA-TV 26 (PBS), WDCW 50 (CW), and WPXW 66 (Ion). NewsChannel 8 is a 24/7 local news provider available only to cable subscribers. Radio stations serving the area include: WETA-FM, WIHT, WMAL-AM, and WTOP.

Area codes[edit]

  • 202 – Washington, D.C.
  • 571/703 – Northern Virginia including the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church as well as Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties (571 created 1 March 2000; 703 in October 1947).
  • 240/301 – northern and western Maryland
  • 540 – Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania

Sister cities[edit]

City Country Year
Washington, D.C.
Bangkok Thailand Thailand 1962, renewed 2002
Dakar Senegal Senegal 1980, renewed 2006
Beijing China China 1984, renewed 2004
Brussels Belgium Belgium 1985, renewed 2002
Athens Greece Greece 2000
Paris[Note 1] France France 2000, renewed 2005
Pretoria South Africa South Africa 2002, renewed 2008
Seoul South Korea South Korea 2006
Accra Ghana Ghana 2006
Sunderland United Kingdom United Kingdom 2006
Alexandria, Virginia
Gyumri Armenia Armenia
Helsingborg Sweden Sweden
Dundee[Note 2] United Kingdom United Kingdom
Caen France France
Arlington County, Virginia
Aachen Germany Germany
Reims France France
San Miguel El Salvador El Salvador
Coyoacán Mexico Mexico
Ivano-Frankivsk[Note 3] Ukraine Ukraine
Herndon, Virginia
Runnymede[Note 4] United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fairfax County, Virginia
Harbin[Note 5] China China 2009
Songpa-gu[Note 6] South Korea South Korea 2009
Falls Church, Virginia
Kokolopori Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo
District Heights, Maryland
Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo
Frederick, Maryland
Aquiraz Brazil Brazil
Moerzheim GermanyGermany
Schifferstadt Germany Germany
La Plata, Maryland
Jogeva County Estonia Estonia
Walldorf Germany Germany
Rockville, Maryland
Pinneberg Germany Germany
  1. ^ Paris is a "Partner City" due to the one Sister City policy of that commune.[1]
  2. ^ "Historic Alexandria | City of Alexandria, VA". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ Exploration phase
  4. ^ Town twin [2]
  5. ^ Rejected by Washington due to not being a national capital.[3]
  6. ^ "Sisterhood Partnerships". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 

See also[edit]


Nagina is famous for its wooden handicrafts, especially ebony work. That is why it is also known as 'Wood Craft City'. A neighborhood called Luhari Sarai is famous for its wooden items and world-known artisans.

The artisans at Nagina were expert in making items of Ivory and very special Ebony and Sandalwood. Later on when Ivory was banned and Ebony and Sandalwood was not easily available the artisans choose shisham because the low relief work was done best on shisham as well as it was available in abundance locally as well nearby places. Today Teakwood, Walnut  and  Rosewood  are  also  used as per the requirement.   Rohila, Sal, Babul are used for bold work. Other most commonly used wood are Mango, Tun, Neem, Sal, Jamun and Rohira etc.


According to Census of India in 2011,[29] Nagina had a population of 71,310. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nagina has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; Male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nagina, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in nagina
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).


1. Hindu Inter College, Nagina

2. M.M. Inter College, Nagina.

3. Dayanand Vaidik Kanya Inter College, Nagina

4. St. Mary's School, Nagina.

5. Krishna Gopal Mahavidyalya, Nagina.

6. City Degree College, Nagina.

7. Iqbal Memorial Inter College, Nagina.(Founder :Hasan Javed Health Officer)

8. Indian Public Junior High School, Nagina.

9. Gandhi Inter College, Nagina.

10. Radha Sarswati Vidya Mandir, Nagina.

11. Tigri Manka Wala Medical College, Nagina

12. Nehru Junior High School Lal Sarai, Nagina

13. Bhagwan Das Mangu Lal Sarswati Vidhya Mandir Kalalan, Nagina


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