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Bulandshahr is a city and a municipal board in Bulandshahr district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bulandshahr District. This city is part of the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). According to Government of India, the district Bulandshahr is the Hindu and Muslim Concentrated District in India on the basis of the 2011 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators.[1] The distance between Bulandshahr and New Delhi is 68 km and it takes 1 hour 26 mins to reach there.[2]

Nickname(s): BULANDSHAHR
Bulandshahr is located in India
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Bulandshahr is located in Uttar Pradesh
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh)
Coordinates: 28°24′N 77°51′E / 28.4°N 77.85°E / 28.4; 77.85Coordinates: 28°24′N 77°51′E / 28.4°N 77.85°E / 28.4; 77.85
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bulandshahr
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 232,826
 • Density 788/km2 (2,040/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 203001
Telephone code 91 (5732)
Vehicle registration UP-13
Sex ratio 892 /



A king named Ahibaran is said to have laid the foundation of a fort called Baran here and established his capital named baranshahr. It was called Baran city and he was tomar(JAT) rular and the name changed to Bulandshahr in official usages. Since it was perched on a highland it came to be known as "high city" (Persian: بلند شهر‎), which translates as Bulandshahr in Persian language during the Mughal era. There is a present-day place called Upper Court (Hindi: ओपरकोट) which is believed to be the Fort of Raja Ahibarna and old Baran was limited to this area. The kingdom of Baran came to an end probably during the 12th century. In 1192 CE when Muhammad Ghauri conquered parts of India, his general Qutubuddin Aibak surrounded Fort Baran and conquered it and the Raja Chandrasen Dor was killed and Aibak took control of the Baran kingdom.

The ancient ruins found at places in Bhatora Veerpur, Ghalibpur, etc. are indicative of the antiquity of Bulandshahr. There are several other important places in the District from where statues belonging to the medieval age and objects of ancient temples have been found. Even today, several of these historical and ancient objects such as coins, inscriptions etc. are preserved in the Lucknow State Museum.


As per provisional data of 2011 census, Bulandshahr urban agglomeration had a population of 235,310, out of which males were 125,549 and females were 111,761. The literacy rate was 81.07 per cent.[3]

Religions in Bulandshahr
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.35%), Buddhists (<0.04%).

Notable peopleEdit

  • Banarasi Das, popularly known as Babu Banarasi Das (1912-1985) was an Indian politician and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
* Praveen Teotia, When Marine Commando Praveen Teotia (shaurya chakra winner) battled against terrorists during the 26/11 terror attack at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai in 2008.


  1. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases". Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  2. ^ "New Delhi, Delhi to Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh directions, best route map, conditions and traffic info". Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  4. ^ "सतीश यादव के पदक जीतने पर सिकंदराबाद में जश्न". Retrieved 2015-08-02. 

Banarasi Das, popularly known as Babu Banarasi Das (1912-1985) was an Indian politician and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was from Janata Party. Banarasi Das was born in Utarawli, Bulandshahr, he was a freedom fighter. He went to jail many times during his struggle for India's freedom. He was member of Indian Parliament for Bulandshahr from 1977 to 1979. He was Chief Minister from 28 Feb 1979 to 17 Feb 1980.