Raya, Uttar Pradesh

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Raya is located in Uttar Pradesh
Raya is located in India
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°34′N 77°47′E / 27.567°N 77.783°E / 27.567; 77.783Coordinates: 27°34′N 77°47′E / 27.567°N 77.783°E / 27.567; 77.783
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mathura
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 30,000
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 281204
Vehicle registration UP 85
Website www.nagarpanchayatraya.in

Raya is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Mathura district in state of Uttar Pradesh.


Raya is located at 27°34′N 77°47′E / 27.57°N 77.78°E / 27.57; 77.78.[1] It has an average elevation of 175 m (574 ft).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Raya had a population of 17,990. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raya has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 61%, and female literacy is 47%. In Raya, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Raya is located in Brijbhoomi. People in raya are mostly business dependents.There are office Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, (A leading communication company of established by Govt. of India), UP State Govt. block level office. Its single market for nearly about 360 villages around it. People get a lot of shopping options in Raya for clothing, building materials and sweet shops. Most famous business in Raya is sweet business predominantly run by Ballomal Milk & Sweet. They provide typical Indian sweet delicacies. The Sohan Papdi ,Pera and Rabdi are very famous delicacies.

In Education, there are several CBSE based Jr. High Schools. One Government Inter College and One Semi-Government Girls Inter college and Degree college provide higher level of education. While for the Engineering studies there are several UGC approved engineering colleges and 3 Nation level universities are present within diameter of 15 km. There is also a Dental college and a Medical college and hospital within the diameter 15 km. Raya is well connected to Mathura, Khair, Vrindavan, Aligarh, Hathras and major part of National Capital Region [Delhi,Noida ,Greater Noida and Ghaziabad]. Raya has a Peaceful and friendly environment and full of Indian Traditions and Values.