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Nagina is a town and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Nagina is located in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 29°26′35″N 78°25′59″E / 29.443°N 78.433°E / 29.443; 78.433Coordinates: 29°26′35″N 78°25′59″E / 29.443°N 78.433°E / 29.443; 78.433
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bijnor
Elevation 282 m (925 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 95,246
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 246762
Vehicle registration UP 20



Nagina is the word for "Jewel", it was named by Syed's who received this place as jagir by the Mughals. During British period, it remained the headquarters of Nagina Tahsil, Bijnor district, in the United Province; and from 1817–1824, it was the headquarters of newly formed Northern Moradabad district.[2] In 1901, the Nagina Tehsil had 464 villages and two towns: Nagina, with a population of 21,412, and Afzalgarh, with a population of 6,474.[2]

Rise of Rohilla power in the area was marked by an 18th-century fort, which was later used as tahsili or tehsil offices. In 1805, the city was sacked by the Pashtuns under Muhammad Amir Khan.[2]

As a part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Nagina was the site of battle between the Nawab of Najibabad and the British, ending in the defeat of the Nawab on 21 April 1858,[3] following which British established their authority in Bijnor, and later, in 1886, Nagina became a municipality.[3]


Nagina is located at 29°27′N 78°27′E / 29.45°N 78.45°E / 29.45; 78.45.[4] It has an average elevation of 282 metres (925 ft). It has good quality of Water Supply. The production of Mangoes, Sugarcane etc. is very high and is exported to many countries of the world.


According to Census of India in 2011,[5] Nagina had a population of 71,310. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nagina has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; Male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nagina, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in nagina[6]
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.17%), Buddhists (<0.01%).