History of Ghaziabad District
History of Ghaziabad District states that initially Ghaziabad was a Tehsil of Meerut District. It was declared as an independent district on 14th of November 1976. From then Ghaziabad has moved forward leaps and bounds on the social, economic, agriculture and individual front. The place was founded in 1740 by Ghazi-ud-din. He named it 'Ghaziuddinnagar'.
Geography of Ghaziabad District
Ganga River and Yamuna River are the main rivers flowing through the district. Other than these there are some small rain fed rivers, prominent among them is Kali River. Apart from these rivers Ganga Canal flows through the district and irrigation work is carried out through different branches of Canal. The Ganga canal also caters to the drinking water needs of the people of Ghaziabad as well as Delhi. Climate of Ghaziabad District is quite similar to Delhi. Monsoon arrives in the district during the end of the June or the first week of July and normally it lasts till October. As in other districts of northern India, this district mainly has three seasons - summer, winter and rainy.
Administration of Ghaziabad District
There is one municipal corporation (Ghaziabad) in Ghaziabad District and five municipal councils namely Muradnagar, Modinagar, Hapur, Garhmuketeshwar and Pilkhua. Administration of Ghaziabad District has includes four sub-divisions and these are Ghaziabad, Hapur, Modi Nagar and Garhmukteshwar. District Magistrate is the head of the administrative set-up of the district.
Ramnavami, Nag Panchami, Janmashtami, Dussehra, Diwali, Shivaratri, Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Id Ul Fitr, Muharram, Baisakhi are some of the major festivals celebrated in Ghaziabad District.