Nagina

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Nagina
city
Nagina is located in Uttar Pradesh
Nagina
Nagina
Coordinates: 29°26′35″N 78°25′59″E / 29.443°N 78.433°E / 29.443; 78.433Coordinates: 29°26′35″N 78°25′59″E / 29.443°N 78.433°E / 29.443; 78.433
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bijnor
Founded by Syed Ghalib Ali
Elevation 282 m (925 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 95,246
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 246762
Vehicle registration UP 20

Nagina is a town and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

History[edit]

Nagina is the word for "Jewel", it was named by Syed's who received this place as jagir by the Mughals. Syed Ghalib Ali received this place as Jagir and he founded the city by building Nagina Mahal or Bara Mahal. The Ain-e-Akbari mentions the city as the headquarters of Nagina Mahal (Bara Mahal) currently located at Mohalla-SyedWara Nagina or pargana.[2] During British period, it remained the headquarters of Nagina Tahsil, Bijnor district, in the United Province; and from 1817–1824, it was the headquarters of newly formed Northern Moradabad district.[2] In 1901, the Nagina Tehsil had 464 villages and two towns: Nagina, with a population of 21,412, and Afzalgarh, with a population of 6,474.[2]

Rise of Rohilla power in the area was marked by an 18th-century fort, which was later used as tahsili or tehsil offices. In 1805, the city was sacked by the Pashtuns under Muhammad Amir Khan.[2]

As a part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Nagina was the site of battle between the Nawab of Najibabad and the British, ending in the defeat of the Nawab on April 21, 1858,[3] following which British established their authority in Bijnor, and later, in 1886, Nagina became a municipality.[3]

Geography[edit]

Nagina is located at 29°27′N 78°27′E / 29.45°N 78.45°E / 29.45; 78.45.[4] It has an average elevation of 282 metres (925 ft). It has good quality of Water Supply. The production of Mangoes, Sugarcane etc. is very high and is exported to many countries of the world.

Demographics[edit]

According to Census of India in 2011,[5] Nagina had a population of 71,310. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nagina has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; Male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nagina, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in nagina
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
33%
Muslims
  
66%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nagina Town The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 299.
  3. ^ a b Nagina2 The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 300.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nagina
  5. ^ "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.