Yamunanagar district is one of the 22 districts of the Indian state of Haryana. The district came into existence on 1 November 1989 and occupies an area of 1,756 square kilometres (678 sq mi). Yamunanagar town is the district headquarters.
Location of Yamunanagar district in Haryana
|Tehsils||Jagadhri, Chhachhrauli, Bilaspur|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Ambala (shared with Ambala district), Kurukshetra (shared with Kurukshetra district)|
|• Total||1,756 km2 (678 sq mi)|
|• Density||690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||862|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Yamunanagar's average rainfall in Monsoon is 892 mm, which is higher than the state average, which is 462 mm for Haryana.
The district is bounded by Himachal Pradesh state in the north, by Uttar Pradesh state in the east, by Karnal district in the south, by Kurukshetra district in the southwest and Ambala district in the west.
The district is divided into 3 sub divisions:Jagadhri,Radaur and Bilaspur. There are 4 tehsils: Jagadhri, Chhachhrauli ,Radaur and Bilaspur. These are further divided into 7 development blocks: Bilaspur, Sadhaura,Radaur, Jagadhri,Chhachhrauli, Saraswati Nagar and Partap Nagar. There are 4 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district: Sadhaura, Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar and Radaur. While Sadhaura, Jagadhri and Yamuna Nagar are part of Ambala Lok Sabha constituency, Radaur is part of Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the 2011 census Yamunanagar district has a population of 1,214,205, roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain or the US state of New Hampshire. This gives it a ranking of 393rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 687 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,780/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 16.56%. Yamuna Nagar has a sex ratio of 877 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 78.9%.
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Geography and ClimateEdit
Yamunanagar district is situated on north-eastern tip of Haryana. It is bounded by Himachal Pradesh on northern side and Uttar Pradesh on eastern side. Land is plain with Siwalik hills on northern side, some high cliffs can also be found on northern side.
Month Rainfall (mm) January 28.0 February 28.1 March 22.5 April 21.7 May 38.9 June 75.0 July 382.0 August 363.7 September 90.9 October 19.0 November 12.5 December 17.8
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Bahrain 1,214,705 July 2011 est.
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
New Hampshire 1,316,470
- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901