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This article is about the municipality in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Bijnor district.
Bijnor is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in U P India
Coordinates: 29°22′N 78°08′E / 29.37°N 78.13°E / 29.37; 78.13Coordinates: 29°22′N 78°08′E / 29.37°N 78.13°E / 29.37; 78.13
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bijnor
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 115,381
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bijnor (Hindi: बिजनौर, Urdu: بجنور) variously spelt as Bijnaur and Bijnour, is a city and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the district headquarters of Bijnor district.The Uttar Pradesh Government wants Bijnor to be included under Delhi NCR due to its close distance from Delhi,The demand for inclusion of Bijnor in the Delhi NCR has been raised. [1]


Bijnor is well connected with major cities through road and railways. Highway No. 119 connects Bijnor to Meerut at one end, and it is connected with Pauri (Uttarakhand) at the other end. State highways connects it to Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Badaun, Haridwar and Amroha. Bijnor railway is connected with Delhi-Moradabad line through Gajraula Junction and with Moradabad- Chandigarh line through Mauzzampur Junction.

If you are coming from other parts of India you can come via Bus Train Taxi etc. If you are coming via Bus you can get Bus from ISBT (Maharana Pratap ISBT at Kashmere Gate, Delhi or Swami Vivekanand ISBT at Anand Vihar, Delhi). If you are coming via Train you can get train from old Delhi

Bijnor Railway Station


Lying at the foot of the Himalayas, district Bijnor enjoys a unique place among the districts of the Western Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. The current official name of our country 'BHARAT is after Bharat who belongs to this district. Bijnor is the gateway of the hilly region of Uttaranchal and enjoys a central position among the adjoining districts of Pauri Garhwal and Hardwar in the North, Moradabad in the South, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar in East and Saharanpur, Muzaffar Nagar and Meerut in the West. Bijnor is mainly an agricultural district.

Little is known of the early history of Bijnor. District Bijnor is related to Mahabharat.There is a Vidur kuti in Bijnor. In the time of Mughal emperor Akbar, Bijnor formed part of the Mughal Empire. However, in the early part of the 18th century, the Rohilla Pashtuns established their independence in the country called by them Rohilkhand; and about 1748 the Rohilla chief Ali Mohammed Khan made his first annexations in Bijnor, the rest of which soon fell under the Rohilla domination. The northern districts were granted by Ali Mohammed Khan to Khurshid Ahmed Baig, who gradually extended his influence west of the Ganges and at Delhi, receiving the title of Najib-ud-daula and becoming paymaster of the royal forces. His success, however, raised up powerful enemies against him, and at their instigation the Marathas invaded Bijnor. This was the beginning of a feud which continued for years. Najib, indeed, held his own, and for the part played by him in the victory of Panipat was made vizier of the empire.[2]

Near Najibabad, there are ruins of a stone fort having thick ramparts which is famous as Sultana Daku ka Qila or "Fort of Sultana The Bandit". The fort is said to be built by legendary King Mayurdhawaj in ancient time, which was ruined and in eighteenth century Rohilla Chief Najibuddaulah got it repaired and used it for his army, after fall of Rohillas the fort was abandoned and again came to be ruined. During British Raj in second decade of twentieth century Decoit Sultana and his gang could have used ruins of this fort as their hiding place giving a cause of such storey mongering.

In 1772 the Nawab of Oudh made a treaty with the Rohillas, covenanting to expel the Marathas in return for a money payment. He carried out his part of the bargain; but the Rohilla chieftains refused to pay. In 1774 the Nawab concluded with the East India Company government of Calcutta a treaty of alliance, and he now called upon the British, in accordance with its terms, to supply a brigade to assist him in enforcing his claims against the Rohillas. This was done; in the Rohilla War, the Rohillas were driven beyond the Ganges, and Bijnor was incorporated in the territories of the nawab, who in 1774 ceded it to the British East India Company. From this time the history of Bijnor is uneventful until the rebellion of 1857, when (on 1 June) it was occupied by the nawab of Najibabad, a grandson of Zabita Khan. In spite of fighting between the Hindus and the Muslim Pashtuns, the Nawab succeeded in maintaining his position until the 21 April 1858, when he was defeated by the British at Nagina, whereupon British authority was still in place until. Chaudhary Charan Singh and Babu Lakhan Singh Dhaka graduated from agra University and they fought for freedom till last breath.He was born in a village called Maheshwari-Jat.Bijnor is considered India's most pure water district. Congress contested district contributed to the struggle for freedom. independence.[2]

Out of the total area of 4848 km2, about 492 thousand he. land is irrigated. The main crops of the area are wheat, rice and sugarcane. Sugarcane is the cash crop and grown in 152 thousand he. The annual yield is about 7930 metric tones. Although Bijnor is a prominent agricultural district but the number of industrial units both big and small are also considerable. Sugar Khandsari, Glass manufacturing, small bottle manufacturing, Ivory works, wood work, Brush manufacturing and paper mills are the main industries of the district. The educational facilities in the district are also good. There are 6 no. under graduate and post graduate college, 85 inter college and number of junior high school both for girls and for boys in the district. The banking facilities are also good in the district. Around 106 branches of nationalised banks and 48 branches of co operative bank are operating in the district. The total length of roads in the district is around 2927 km, which is highest in the state.

The financial condition of the farmers in the district is remarkably good. The living standard is considerably good. No wonder if you find luxuries like TV, Coolers, ACs, CD Players, Telephone, home and kitchen appliances and even Motor Cycle, Jeep, tractor, Car etc. in most of the houses in village of the district.

Agriculture is the main source of income in Bijnor, with sugarcane being the main crop. Now there is a Rural BPO in Bijnor and the name is Sookshm Information Services Pvt Ltd (SIS). Sookshm Information Services is a rural BPO company, founded by a team of professionals who had worked for various MNCs (mostly BPO companies) and the Government agencies. All the Founders are born and brought up in Chandpur and Bijnor and went Delhi for higher studies and after 14 years they came back to Chandpur and Bijnor because of social reasons and because of providing employment to the youth of Chandpur and Bijnor. Sookshm now have two delivery centers one in Chandpur and other one in Bijnor.±


Bijnor features a hot to moderate in summer and cool to colder climate. The city features cold winters,hot summers and a rainy season. However the monsoons, though substantial in Bijnor, are not quite as heavy as the monsoon in other parts of India.

Climate data for Bijnor 2015
Climate chart for Bijnor 2015


As per provisional data of 2011 census, Bijnor urban agglomeration had a population of 115,381 out of which males were 60,656 and females were 54,725. The literacy rate was 77.90 per cent.[3]

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

Popular culture[edit]

2012 Hindi TV series Yaha Ke Hum Sikandar aired on Doordarshan was based in town of Bijnor.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh also hails from Bijnor.


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  2. ^ a b Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bijnor". Encyclopædia Britannica 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 928–929. 
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07.

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