Dadri

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Dadri
city
Dadri Railway Station, 2011.jpg
Dadri is located in Uttar Pradesh
Dadri
Dadri
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°33′00″N 77°33′11″E / 28.550°N 77.553°E / 28.550; 77.553Coordinates: 28°33′00″N 77°33′11″E / 28.550°N 77.553°E / 28.550; 77.553
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gautam Buddha Nagar District
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 57,457
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dadri is a town city and a municipal board in Gautam Buddha Nagar District in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Dadri and surrounding areas of Dankaur, Sikandrabad was ruled by Gurjars of Bhati clan when Mughal power in Delhi started declining.

This small town received nationwide media coverage in 2015 due to a disturbing incident in form of 2015 Dadri mob lynching.[1]Dadri Railway Station is a complex yard in North Central Railway spread over six kilometers on busiest route of Delhi-Howrah Section of Indian Railways and also having connectivity with National Thermal Power Corporation Power Plant and Container Depot.[2]

Geography[edit]

Dadri is located at 28°33′00″N 77°33′11″E / 28.550°N 77.553°E / 28.550; 77.553. It has an average elevation of 216 metres (709 ft).

Wetlands[edit]

Large swathes of Dadri have been classified as a wetland and is home to Blackbuck and Nilgai.[3] It is also home to a significant population of migratory birds coming from as far as Siberia and Europe.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Dadri had a population of 57,457. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dadri has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80% and, female literacy is 68%. In Dadri, 18% of the population is under 5 years of age.

Religions in Dadri
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
64.16%
Muslims
  
35.22%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

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