Hapur district
Location of Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionMeerut
HeadquartersHapur
TehsilsHapur, Garhmukteshwar, Dhaulana
Government
 • District MagistrateMr. Anuj Singh, IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceMr Neeraj Jadaun, IPS
Area
 • Total660 km2 (250 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,338,211
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://hapur.nic.in/

Hapur district is a recently formed district in Uttar Pradesh state of India with a population of 1,338,211 at the 2011 Census. This district on the Ganges river is 60 kilometres (37 mi) from New Delhi.[1]

History

The new district Panchsheel Nagar, was created from the tehsils of Hapur, Garhmukteshwar and Dhaulana (which were previously part of Ghaziabad district) as one of three new districts of Uttar Pradesh on 28 September 2011. U.P. Chief Minister Mayawati justified the decision by declaring that Ghaziabad district was "far too big for administrative efficiency", and that creating smaller districts conformed to the ideas proposed by social reformers B. R. Ambedkar and Jyotirao Phule.[2]

The district was renamed from Panchsheel Nagar to Hapur district on 23 July 2012.[3] Hapur district is a part of Meerut division.

Government

It falls within the National Capital Region (India).[4][5]

Administrative divisions

Hapur district contains three Tehsils: Hapur, Garhmukteshwar and Dhaulana.[5]

Demographics

The district population as the 2011 census was 1.3 million, which was split into 30% urban, 70% rural.[5]

Economy

Major industries in the district are papadum, paper, textiles and steel tube production.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Welcome to Official Website, Hapur U.P." hapur.nic.in. Archived from the original on 13 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ "UP gets three new districts: Prabuddhanagar, Panchsheel Nagar, Bhimnagar". The Indian Express. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Lucknow: Information and Public Relations Department. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Constituent Area of NCR". Town Planning Department. Government of Rajasthan.
  5. ^ a b c d "District Industrial Profile of Hapur District (U.P.) 2015-16" (PDF). Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. Government of India. 8 July 2016.

Coordinates: 28°43′51″N 77°46′33″E / 28.7309°N 77.7757°E / 28.7309; 77.7757