(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
The historical town of Muradnagar is located on the fringes of Ghaziabad in the Ghaziabad district of the northern state of India, Uttar Pradesh. The origin of the town dates back to the 17th century. History records this town was founded four hundred years ago by Mirza Muhammad Murad Mughal. In his memory mausoleum still stands near the town. Muradnagar is situated in the northeast of Ghaziabad at a distance of 14 km. and Delhi; the national capital is situated at a distance of 24 km. The N H 58 passes through the town.
The town is well connected to the other towns and cities in the country as well as abroad because the nearest international airport is at Delhi. The nearest railway station is the Muradnagar Railway Station on the Delhi-Saharanpur section of the Northern Railways. Geographically, the town is located between 28.78° North latitude and 77.5° East longitude at a height of 215 metres (705 feet) above mean sea level.
As per the Indian Census report of 2001, Muradnagar had a population of 100, 080. Males account for 53% of the population and females constitute 47% of the population.In Muradnagar,15% of the population is less than six years of age. The Census report also throws light on the literacy rate of Muradnagar which is 70%. This is definitely a progressive trend because the national average literacy rate is 59.5%. To be specific genderwise, the male literacy rate is 71% and the female literacy rate is 55%. There is an ordinance factory in Muradnagar run by the Government of India.