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Shamli District, Uttar Pradesh

Geography of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Shamli (formerly Prabuddh Nagar) is a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The district was carved out of Muzaffarnagar district on 28 September 2011 as Prabudh Nagar and renamed Shamli in July 2012. The district is located approximately 100 km from Delhi along the Delhi–Saharanpur highway. Shamli lies in the fertile Doab region and hence the major occupation is agriculture. The district is known for its sugar mills and supplies sugar to neighbouring areas.

Shamli is located at 29.45°N 77.32°E. It has an average elevation of 248 metres (813 feet). It is around 99 km from Delhi, 38 km from Panipat,70 km from Meerut, 40 km from Karnal and 65 km from Saharanpur. It lies to the east of the Yamuna River, which marks the borders of two Indian states, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The district lies in the fertile Doab region between the Ganges and the Yamuna.


Culture of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

The Cultures of the area is dominated by the Jats, Gurjars, the Rajputs (Kashyap, kuswaha, Rawa Pundeer) in village area, the Bania community in city and the Muslims.

Cuisine of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Places of interest in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Hanuman Tilla, Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Hanuman Tilla, one of the most revered temples of West Uttar Pradesh, is located in Shamli. It is believed to have been built by the great warrior Bhima, one of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. It is also rumored to have been a place where Lord Krishna had a night halt during his last attempt to avoid Mahabharata and hence was named after him. Another fable describes Shamli as a place where Lord Hanuman rested during his journey to fetch "Sanjivani Booti" from the Himalayas for Laxman.

Shiv Mandir,Shamli, Uttar Pradesh -

Gujari Shiv Mandir, Shamli, Uttar Pradesh -

Notable people in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

  • Mohar Singh - Freedom Fighter
  • Mamraj Singh Narwal - Freedom Fighter
  • cricket player Praveen Kumar is from the village of Taprana.

Events in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

National Record 2012

Most comprehensive state website

Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)

See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217