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|Founded by||Syed Ghalib Ali|
|Elevation||282 m (925 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 20|
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. 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. 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.
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, following which British established their authority in Bijnor, and later, in 1886, Nagina became a municipality.
Nagina is located at  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..
According to Census of India in 2011, 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.
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- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nagina
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