Gangoh

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Gangoh
city
Gangoh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gangoh
Gangoh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°46′52″N 77°15′47″E / 29.781°N 77.263°E / 29.781; 77.263Coordinates: 29°46′52″N 77°15′47″E / 29.781°N 77.263°E / 29.781; 77.263
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Saharanpur
Elevation 292 m (958 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 53,947
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 247 031
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.

Geography[edit]

Gangoh is located at 29°46′N 77°15′E / 29.77°N 77.25°E / 29.77; 77.25.[1] It has an average elevation of 292 metres (926 feet).

Local Villages[edit]

  • Dudhala
  • Chamanpura
  • Gandhinagar
  • Rangail
  • Lakhnoti
  • Sakarpur
  • Mazari
  • Pakhanpur
  • Manpur
  • Khalidpur
  • Sikandarpur
  • Sarajpur
  • Gurunanakpura
  • Alampur
  • Mahengi
  • Dhanwa
  • Ghatampur

Nearby towns[edit]

  • Karnal (48 km)
  • Shamli (40 km)
  • Muzaffarnagar (63  km)
  • Saharanpur (42 km)

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] 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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

The Dargah Sharif of the Great Sufi Saints Hazrat Mamu Allah Bakhsh and Mata Lado Rani

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.

Facilities[edit]

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).

Anika Institute of Computer Science and Management(AICSM) near Padam cinema is one of the best institute which provide all Degree Like. B.A / B.Ed/B.C.A / M.B.A / B.Tech and also 100 % placement service

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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gangoh
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ 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.

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