Gurgaon district

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Gurgaon district
District of Haryana
Location of Gurgaon district in Haryana
Location of Gurgaon district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Headquarters Gurgaon
Tehsils 1. Gurgaon, 2. Sohna, 3. Pataudi, 4. Farukh Nagar and 5. Manesar
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Gurgaon (shared with Rewari and Mewat districts)
 • Assembly seats 1. Pataudi, 2. Badshahpur, 3. Gurgaon and 4. Sohna
Area
 • Total 1,253 km2 (484 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 870,539
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Website Official website

Gurgaon district (Hindi: गुड़गाँव ज़िला) is one of the 21 districts of Haryana state in northern India. Gurgaon city is the administrative headquarters of the district. The population is 1,660,289 which includes tehsils which are now part of Mewat district.

It is one of the southern districts of Haryana. On its north, it is bounded by the district of Jhajjar and the Union Territory of Delhi. Faridabad district lies to its east. On its south, lie the districts of Palwal and Mewat. To its west lies Rewari district.

Geography[edit]

This district contains many small hill ranges which are part of the Aravalli range.

Divisions[edit]

The district is divided into 3 sub-divisions: Gurgaon North, Gurgaon South and Pataudi, which are further divided into 5 tehsils, namely, Gurgaon, Sohna, Pataudi, Farukh Nagar, Manesar. It also comprises four blocks, Pataudi, Sohna, Gurgaon and Farrukhnagar.

There are 4 Haryana Vidhan Sabha constituencies located in this district: Pataudi, Badshahpur, Gurgaon and Sohna.[1] All of these are part of Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency.[2]

Industries[edit]

A large number of industries and offices have been established in Gurgaon city, Manesar and Sohna Road. Cyber City on NH8 is a popular location where most Multi National Companies (MNC) have taken large office spaces. While many other modern commercial clusters have come up on Udyog Vihar, Manesar, Rajiv Chowk, Sohna Road, Golf Course Road etc.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Gurgaon district has a population of 1,514,085,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Gabon[4] or the US state of Hawaii.[5] This gives it a ranking of 328th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 1,241 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,210/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 73.93%.[3] Gurgaon has a sex ratio of 853 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 84.4%.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Wise Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana website. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. p. 157. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. gujjars have many villages in gurgaon. Gabon 1,576,665 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Hawaii 1,360,301 

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Coordinates: 28°15′N 77°10′E / 28.250°N 77.167°E / 28.250; 77.167