Bulandshahr district
Ganga River at Anupshahr
Location of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionMeerut
HeadquartersBulandshahr
TehsilsBulandshahr, Syana, Anoopshahr,
Shikarpur, Khurja, dibai, Sikandrabad
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesBulandshahr
Area
 • Total4,441 km2 (1,715 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total3,499,171
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy75.23 per cent[2]
 • Sex ratio892
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNational Highway 91
Websitebulandshahar.nic.in

Bulandshahr district (also spelled Bulandshahar) is a district in the Meerut region in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), situated between the two rivers Ganga and Yamuna.[3] It is a part of the National Capital Region of India, and Bulandshahr is the district headquarters.[4]

The district is situated between 28.4° south and 28.0° north latitudes and between 77.0° and 78.0° east longitudes.[5][3] It is bordered by Hapur district to the north, Amroha and Sambhal districts to the east, Aligarh district to the south and Gautam Buddha Nagar district to the west.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901939,586—    
1911927,761−0.13%
1921881,448−0.51%
1931939,944+0.64%
19411,089,311+1.49%
19511,241,139+1.31%
19611,427,433+1.41%
19711,690,092+1.70%
19812,110,285+2.25%
19912,547,750+1.90%
20013,009,860+1.68%
20113,499,171+1.52%
source:[6]
Religions in Bulandshahr district (2011)[7]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
77.37%
Islam
22.22%
Other or not stated
0.41%
Distribution of religions

According to the 2011 census, Bulandshahr district had a population of 3,499,171,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Lithuania[8] or the US state of Connecticut.[9] This makes it the 85th most populous district of the total 640.[1] The district has a population density of 788 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,040/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.09%.[1] Bulandshahr has a sex ratio of 892 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 76.23%. 24.79% of the population lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes make up 20.74% of the population.[1]

In 1901, the population stood at 1,138,101.[10]

Languages of Bulandshahr district (2011)

  Hindi (93.23%)
  Urdu (6.58%)
  Other (0.19%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 93.23% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 6.58% Urdu as their first language.[11]

Agriculture

The district of Bulandshahar is an important grain producing agricultural district. Wheat, potatoes, maize, sugar and many others are cultivated here in large quantities.[12][13]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook: Bulandshahr" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  2. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "District-Profile | District Bulandshahr, Government of Uttar Pradesh | India". Archived from the original on 19 January 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  4. ^ "National Capital Region Planning Board". ncrpb.nic.in. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Bulandshahar District Map". www.mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  6. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  7. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Uttar Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Lithuania 3,535,547 July 2011 est.
  9. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Connecticut 3,574,097
  10. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bulandshahr" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 771.
  11. ^ "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  12. ^ "Bulandshahr Agriculture, District Level Information of Bulandshahr | Uttar Pradesh". www.districtsofindia.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Agricultural Efficiency in Uttar Pradesh" (PDF).

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