• English
This site is created using Wikimapia data. Wikimapia is an open-content collaborative map project contributed by volunteers around the world. It contains information about 26316843 places and counting. Learn more about Wikimapia and cityguides.


Ghaziabad pronunciation(Hindi: गाज़ियाबाद, Urdu: غازی آباد) is an industrial city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located about 1.5 km east of the Hindon River at latitude 28° 40' north and longitude 77° 25' east. It is 19 km east of Delhi and 46 km southwest of Meerut. The city houses the headquarters of the Ghaziabad district. It was initially part of the Meerut district after independence, till the time when — due to some political intervention — Ghaziabad was separated and given a new district status. The reason cited was that it would be easier to manage if a big district like Meerut were divided into two parts, though it has been stated that the true motivation was political. According to Government of India, the district Ghaziabad is one of the minority concentrated district in India on the basis of the 2001 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators.
Ghaziabad was founded in 1740 by the vizir Ghazi-un-ddin. He named it after himself and called it Ghaziuddinnagar.

The city was the scene of fighting during the Indian Mutiny, 1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. In an encounter between the freedom fighters and a small British force the former were defeated while trying to hold the Hindon river. This was the first war of independence and it brought Ghaziabad much of its glory.

Before 14th November 1976 Ghaziabad was the Tehsil of District Meerut. The then chief minister Mr. N.D.Tiwari decalared Ghaziabad as a district on 14th November 1976, on the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. From then Ghaziabad has moved forward leaps and bounds on the social, economic, agriculture and individual front.

Ghaziabad, the headquarters of the district of the same name, lies on the Grand Trunk road about a mile east of the Hindon River in lat. 280 40' north and long. 770 25' east, 19 km east of Delhi and 46 km southwest of Meerut with which it is connected by a metalled road. Other roads lead north-west to Loni and Baghpat and east to Hapur and Garhmukteshwar. Buses run at frequent intervals from here to Delhi, Meerut, Aligarh, Bulandshahar, Moradabad, Lucknow and to other districts also. It is an important station on the Northern Railway where railway lines, from Delhi to Calcutta, Moradabad and Saharanpur meet, connecting it with many important cities of India.

As its boundary is adjacent to Delhi, it acts as the main entrance of Uttar Pradesh and that is why it is also called the Gateway Of Uttar Pradesh

The city gets its name from the founder Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself. Later the name was shortened to Ghaziabad. It is a large industrial city well-connected by roads and railways. It has industries that manufacture railway coaches, diesel engines, bicycles, tapestries, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish, heavy chains, etc.

Recently a number of malls and multiplexes have come up in the city and the roads are being improved by construction and widening of flyovers.
It is a fantastic City.

Due to large no of jobs , migrated people are residing in this Distt, and that is main cause of increasing crime rate.

Delhi Metro is entering in Ghaziabad from Anand Vihar Metro station to Vaishai STN via Kaushambi.

As per Govt of state decision big part of this Distt is separated as Hapur, which was one tehsil of Ghaziabad distt, is declared separate distt. Hapur is named distt Panchsheel Nagar. Town Pilkhuwa is also a part of New Distt !

Recent city comments:

  • MAX BALAJI GROUP LTD (MR. SUNIL NAGAR only not vinod yadav, Rana (guest) wrote 10 days ago:
    Sunil Nagar and Amitabh is totally fraud person and cop cheater.Me god se dua karta ki en done ko marne se pahle BHEEKH mangni pade....kyuki bahut logo ko dukhi kiya h
  • MAX BALAJI GROUP LTD (MR. SUNIL NAGAR only not vinod yadav, Shakun (guest) wrote 10 days ago:
    This company (Mr. Sunil Nagar ) is totally fraud company.
  • National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, Bikas Gupta wrote 11 days ago:
    Please help me
  • Ghaziabad Development Authority (G.D.A.), Ashish Kumar Meena wrote 20 days ago:
    To, The chief Minister Government of Utter pradesh Lucknow. Respected Sir, Subject: - complainant against pollution -Regarding I beg to say that I living at D-12,13 Keshav Kunj Colony Sadarpur Road Opposite Shahanai Farm House, Govind Puram Ghaziabad. My House nearby Two Buiulders are construction 5 storeys flats opne from way to right side and other one from left side of way and they are running whole day Generators and it caused we are facing troubles like noise and smokes. We cannot running Coolers in the day because on running of cooler smoke of Geneators come in the house. We cannot sleep one second in whole day due to noise of these Generators. Our children cannot study due to noise of Generators. All the time danger is making due to fall of bricks and other construction materials at the time of passing way to go outside the house or into the house. All neighbors are facing all troubles due to this pollution. I suffer Asthma due to Generator of smoke. Builders are not worry in spite of several requests. You are, therefore kindly requested to do the needful so that we may live with peace otherwise we may be sifted any place. Dated 24.4.2016 Yours Faithfully, (Parwati Devi) D-12,13 Keshav Kunj Colony Sadarpur Road,Govindpuram Mobile No.9968727286 Copy to The V.C GDA The AmarUjala The Hindustan Times
  • Sheoran sir (physics), Rahul (guest) wrote 21 days ago:
    When is the dropper batch starting for this year..?
more comments...
Ghaziabad on the map.

Recent city photos:

more photos...