|Elevation||292 m (958 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 11,UP 12,HR 05|
Gangoh (Hindi: गंगोह, Urdu: گنگوہ) is a town and a municipal board in Saharanpur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Noman Masood, who is the brother of congress leader Imran Masood and the nephew of Rasheed Masood, is the chairman of Gangoh, winning three times consecutively since 1996. 2006 elections were suspended and fresh elections took place in 2012. Noman Masood secured 12,300 (50.2%) votes and won the elections again by a margin of 4100. The m.l.a of Gangoh is Pradeep Choudhry.
- Fatehpur dollah
- Karnal (48km)
- Shamli (40km)
- Muzaffarnagar (63km)
- Saharanpur (42km)
As of 2001[update] India census, Gangoh had a population of 53,947. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Gangoh has an average literacy rate of 60%, slightly higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 42%. In Gangoh, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The people are predominantly Jats and Muslim Gurjars. There are 52 villages of the Batar clan of Gurjars near Gangoh.
According to the 1911 British publication The Imperial Gazetteer of India:
The town [Gangoh] consists of an old and new quarter, the former founded by a legendary hero. Raja Gang, from whom its name is derived, and the latter by the famous saint Shaikh Abdul Kuddus, who gives his title to the western suburb, where his mausoleum stands, built by Humayun in 1537 and Molana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi which was co-founder of madrasa darul-aloom Deuband and participated in war against East India Company under the flag of Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki. During the Mutiny Gangoh was frequently threatened by the rebel Gurjars (Gujjars) under the self-styled Raja Fathua; but Mr. H. D. Robertson and Lieutenant Boisragon attacked and utterly defeated them towards the end of June, 1857. There are three old mosques, two of which were built by Akbar and Jahangir, besides a school and a dispensary. The town is liable to be flooded from a large swamp south of the site, but a scheme has been prepared to drain this. The streets are paved and most of them have brickwork drains. Gangoh is administered under Act XX of 1856, the income raised being about Rs. 3,000 a year. It is the cleanest and best kept of all the towns under Act XX in the District.
Gangoh is especially Famous for the Dargah Sharif of the great Sufi Saints Hazrat Pir Mohammed Sheikh Sadiq, Hazrat Mamu Allah Bakhsh and Mata Lado Rani. Thousands of pilgrims, both Hindu and Muslim visit the Dargah Sharif every Thursday. There are often Sufi musicians performing the devotional music known as qawwali at the Dergah. Every year in May a fair is held celebrating the Urs of Hazrat Mamu Allah Bakhsh.
Gangoh is a municipality headed by the chairman and 25 members of different ward. Noman Masood is the chairman of Gangoh since 1996. The town has generators which give electricity to the street lights in the absence of electricity. It has a good network of roads. Lacks in drainage system. The municipality is trying their best to provide basic facility to the citizens
Currently Gangoh has good medical and education facilities. There is one Pharmacy College (Adarsh Vijendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Science) and one engineering college (Shobhit Institute of Engineering and Technology).
Silver Oak Public School is well known school in the area with more than 1200 students. Recently, Institute of Professional Studies(IPS) has been opened for graduation aspirants which provides education in BEd, Bcom, BBA etc.
If somebody needs little better facility then they can head towards Saharanpur which is the district of Gangoh. There are lot of good private hospitals like Saksham and Tarawati Hospital.
Lack of facility
Gangoh is lacking only in one facility that is Railways. But the railway station is very near to Gangoh just 17 km away from Gangoh. The nearest railway station is Nanauta with frequent trains for Saharanpur and Delhi.
- "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.
- Henry Frowde. The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Vol. XII. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1908.