Roorkee Cantonment

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Roorkee Cantonment
Roorkee Cantonment is located in Uttarakhand
Roorkee Cantonment
Roorkee Cantonment
Roorkee Cantonment is located in India
Roorkee Cantonment
Roorkee Cantonment
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°52′N 77°53′E / 29.87°N 77.88°E / 29.87; 77.88Coordinates: 29°52′N 77°53′E / 29.87°N 77.88°E / 29.87; 77.88
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Hardwar
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,747
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UK 08

Roorkee Cantonment is a cantonment town, in Roorkee, Haridwar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and is one of country's oldest cantonments established in 1853,[1] and the headquarters of Bengal Engineer Group (Bengal Sappers) since 1853.[2][3]


Roorkee became home to the Bengal Sappers and Miners in 1853, and two artillery units were stationed here.[4] Today, the cantonment has a large army base with headquarters for 'Bengal Engineer Group' (BEG), also known as Bengal Sappers, established in 1803,[4] in 1901 the population of the cantonment had grown to 2951.[5]


As of 2001 India census,[6] Roorkee Cantonment had a population of 17,747. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Roorkee has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 92%, and female literacy is 76%. In Roorkee, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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