Gautam Buddh Nagar district
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Gautam Buddh Nagar district
Location of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
|Established||6 September 1997|
|• District Magistrate||Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj (IAS)|
|• Commissioner of Police||Alok Singh (IPS)|
|• Total||1,442 km2 (557 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH-24, DND Flyway, Noida–Greater Noida Expressway and Yamuna Expressway|
Gautam Buddh Nagar is a largely suburban district of Uttar Pradesh, named after Gautama Buddha. It is part of the National Capital Region (India). It is divided into 3 sub-divisions: Noida Sadar, Dadri and Jewar. Greater Noida is the district administrative headquarters. The cities Noida and Greater Noida is a part of the district.
The District Gautam Buddha Nagar was formed on 06 September 1997 with effect from Govt. order no 1249/97/82/97 by carving out the portions of Ghaziabad and Bulandshahar. The district includes Dadri and Bisrakh blocks carved out of Ghaziabad district, while Dankaur and Jewar blocks have been carved out of Bulandshahar district.
According to the 2011 census of India, Gautam Buddha Nagar has a population of 1,648,115. It is ranked 294th out of a total of 640 Indian districts in terms of population. Gautam Buddha Nagar has a population density of 1,161 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,010/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 39.32%. Gautam Budh Nagar has a sex ratio of 852 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 82.2%.
The population is highly literate with 82.2% of population in the district are literate compared to 74.04% national average. The female literacy stands at 72.78% much higher than national average of 65.46%.
The local languages are transitional between Brajbhasha and Khariboli, both of which belong to the Western Hindi group of Indo-Aryan languages. At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 94.68% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 1.29% Bengali, 1.10% Urdu, 0.97% Punjabi and 0.49% Maithili as their first language.
Places to visit
- Buddh International Circuit
- The Great India Place
- Worlds of Wonder (Amusement Park)
- DLF Mall of India
- Gautam Buddha University
- Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Ghaziabad, GB Nagar hub of high literacy, falling sex ratio". The Times of India. TNN. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
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