Moradabad district (Hindi: मोरादाबाद ज़िला, Urdu: مراد آباد ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Moradabad town is the district headquarters. Moradabad district is a part of Moradabad division. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Uttar Pradesh (out of 71), after Allahabad.
It was established in 1600 by Murad, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan; as a result the city came to known as Moradabad. It is the administrative headquarters of Moradabad District. Moradabad is situated at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi, on the bank of River Ram Ganga (a tributary to the Ganges).
The district of Moradabad lies between 28°21´ to 28°16´ north latitude and 78°4´ to 79º east longitude. The district occupies an area of 3493 km2 and has a population of 61,620. The city is known for its export of brass handicrafts to North America and Europe, and is also thus called "Brass City" or Peetal Nagri. It has close to four million citizens of various ethnicities and religions.
Though an important agrarian market, Moradabad is known worldwide for brass works and glassware. Metalware, handicrafts, electroplating, sugar industry are the other industries.
Important landmarks include company Bagh, ancient Kali Mandir, Dum Duma Kothi. The city has more than 400 factories manufacturing brass, aluminum, iron and glass handicrafts. Many European and American companies including Wal-Mart, Carrefour, JC Penny, Target, Casto Rama, Home Depot andmore source merchandise from Moradabad.
According to the 2011 census Moradabad district has a population of 4,773,138, roughly equal to the nation of Singapore or the US state of Alabama. This gives it a ranking of 26th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,284 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,330 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.25 %. Moradabad has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 58.67 %.
Minority population is about 46% of the total population of the district. Moradabad is a category "A" district i.e. having socio-economic and basic amenities parameters below the national average.
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