Nakur

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For the village in Iran, see Nakur, Iran. For the town in Morocco, see Nekor.
Nakur
city
Nakur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Nakur
Nakur
Nakur is located in India
Nakur
Nakur
Coordinates: 29°55′08″N 77°18′14″E / 29.919°N 77.304°E / 29.919; 77.304Coordinates: 29°55′08″N 77°18′14″E / 29.919°N 77.304°E / 29.919; 77.304
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Saharanpur
Elevation 261 m (856 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,712
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP
Website up.gov.in

Nakur is a city and a municipal board in Saharanpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Nakur is located at 29°55′N 77°18′E / 29.92°N 77.30°E / 29.92; 77.30.[1] It has an average elevation of 261 metres (856 feet). It is located 24 km from Saharanpur.

It is the oldest tehsil. Nakur was founded by Nakul, who was the brother of Pandwas. There is a tree in Nakur, under which it is supposed that Nakul stayed. The tree is in a temple called "Mahadev Mandir".

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Nakur had a population of 22,712. Males constitute 52.24% of the population and females 47.75%. Nakur has an average literacy rate of 72.78%, lower than the national average of 74.04%; male literacy is 80.03%, and female literacy is 64.92%. In Nakur, 13.83% of the population is under 6 years of age. Nakur is a Scheduled Caste-dominated town. There is also a large population of Saini in Nakur.

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