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About Ghaziabad


The city is named after its founder, Ghazi-ud-din. Initially it was known as Ghaziuddinnagar, however, afterwards the name was changed to Ghaziabad. According to the report of 2006, this city has been included among the 10 most dynamic Indian cities around the globe.

Ghaziabad is a major industrial hub in North India. Ghaziabad is a prosperous Indian city and has an approximate population of 4,661,452. While going through the People & culture of Ghaziabad one can also come to know about the rich cultural activities of the Ghaziabad people. The music, dance, crafts mainly reflect the fine taste of the people of Ghaziabad. Traditional handicrafts are still in existence and is occupying an important part of the Ghaziabad lifestyle.

It is said that females comprises around 46% of the Ghaziabad population, whereas, the males constitutes 54% of the entire population. While talking about the city dwellers, it should also be mentioned that in Ghaziabad 75% of the male population is literate, whereas, female literacy rate is roughly 63%. The density of population is the maximum (Number 1) in the state and the population density is 4060/sq km. In terms of rate of increase in population, the city holds the 2nd rank and the rate is 40.66%. In 2011, the mean literacy rate was 85% and it was the maximum in the state.

The educational facilities offered by Ghaziabad are also satisfactory. It houses a series of management institutions and engineering colleges. Apart from these, there are also some physiotherapy institutes and dental colleges. In true sense, Ghaziabad is a prosperous city. With the course of time the medical and health centres are growing at a fast pace.

Residents of Ghaziabad

The various communities living in the district include the following:

Jains, Muslims, South Indians, Vaishyas, Bengalis, Jats, Yadavs, Tyagis, Gujjars, Gadaria (Pal), Rajputs.

Geography of Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad is edged by the Meerut district to the north, by Gautam budh Nagar and Bulandshahar to the south, by the Jyotibaphule Nagar district to the east and by Delhi to the southwest. The three principal rivers traversing the district are the Yamuna, Ganges, and Hindon Rivers. The other important river running across the area is the Kali River.

What makes Ghaziabad famous?

The city is a prominent industrial hub in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It houses various types of industries, which include the following:

• Manufacturing of Railway Wagons
• Maintenance of electric locomotive and EMU Trains
• Embroideries
• Bicycles
• Clayware
• Glasswork
• Heavy chains
• Varnish and paint

Major corporate houses in the city include the following names:

• Central Electronics Limited
• Bharat Electronics Limited
• Unichem
• Shriram Pistons
• International Tobacco
• Dabur
• Rathi Alloys
• Bhushan Steels
• Allied Nippon Ltd.
• Crophealth Products Pvt. Ltd.
• Samtel Color

Given below are the names of the popular venues where you can eat while your stay in Ghaziabad:

• Champions Restaurant and Bar (Raj Nagar)
• Sankalp - Offers South Indian dishes (Raj Nagar)
• Domino's Pizza -Raj Nagar
• Pizza Hut - Raj Nagar
• Vaishno Dhaba - Offers vegetarian Punjabi cuisine. It is situated in Sector 10 Market.
• Cafe Coffee Day - Raj Nagar
• Om Sweets - Famous for delicious chaats. It is located in Sector 10 Market.
• K's Café - Offers Italian and Mexican dishes. It is situated in Sector 10 Market.
• Baskin Robbin's Ice creams. On the way to Sector 10 Market.
• Donald's Bakery - Famous for cakes and bakes. On the way to Sector 10 Market.
• Bikanerwala, close to Turab Nagar.
• Snow World Ice cream Parlour in Kavi Nagar.