Yamunanagar district

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Yamunanagar district
ਯਮੁਨਾ ਨਗਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ यमुना नगर जिला
District of Haryana
Location of Yamunanagar district in Haryana
Location of Yamunanagar district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Headquarters Yamunanagar
Tehsils Jagadhri, Chhachhrauli, Bilaspur
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Ambala (shared with Ambala district), Kurukshetra (shared with Kurukshetra district)
Area
 • Total 1,756 km2 (678 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,041,630
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Sex ratio 862
Website Official website

Yamunanagar district (Hindi: यमुनानगर जिला) is one of the 22 districts of the Indian state of Haryana. The district came into existence on 1 November 1989 and occupies an area of 1,756 square kilometres (678 sq mi). Earlier The district Yamunanagar was known to Abdullapur. Yamunanagar town is the district headquarters.

The district is bounded by Himachal Pradesh state in the north, by Uttar Pradesh state in the east, by Karnal district in the south, by Kurukshetra district in the southwest and Ambala district in the west.

Divisions[edit]

The district comprises three tehsils: Jagadhri, Chhachhrauli and Bilaspur. These are further divided into six development blocks: Bilaspur, Sadhaura, Mustafabad, Radaur, Jagadhri and Chhachhrauli.

There are four Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Sadhaura, Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar and Radaur. While Sadhaura, Jagadhri and Yamuna Nagar are part of Ambala Lok Sabha constituency, Radaur is part of Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Yamunanagar district has a population of 1,214,162,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain[2] or the US state of New Hampshire.[3] This gives it a ranking of 393rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 687 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,780/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 16.56%.[1] Yamuna Nagar has a sex ratio of 877 females for every 1,000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 78.9%.[1]

Religion in Yamunanagar district[4]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
81.12%
Islam
  
11.41%
Sikhism
  
6.96%
Christianity
  
0.30%
Jainism
  
0.13%
Others
  
0.08%

Major cities and towns[edit]

Famous tourist attractions[edit]

A number of tourist attractions can be seen in and near Yamunanagar.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bahrain 1,214,705 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Hampshire 1,316,470 
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/census/district/210-yamunanagar.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°07′12″N 77°16′48″E / 30.12000°N 77.28000°E / 30.12000; 77.28000