(Last Updated on : 02-02-2009)
Jewar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Gautam Buddha Nagar district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in the suburbs of Greater Noida and is about 60 km. from Noida. Jewar is situated on the northeast bank of the Yamuna River. It is located between 28.13° North latitude and 77.55° East longitude at a height of 195 metres (639 feet) above mean sea level.
History records that the town was named after the sage Maharshi Jaawali. In the west of Jewar at a distance of 1 km. is an ashram and an old temple of the Maharshi. Other temples in the town is the Devi Mandir and the Daau ji Mandir famous for the Dau ji Mela held every year in the month of September.
According to the Indian census report which was published in 2001, Jewar had a population of 26,950. Males account for 53% of the population and females account for 47% of the population. In Jewar, 20% of the population is less than six years of age. The census report throws light on the literacy rate of the town which is 48%. This is obviously much lower than the national average literacy rate which is 59.5%. To be specific, the male literacy rate is 57% and the female literacy rate is 37%.