(Last Updated on : 31-01-2009)
Chandpur is a town in Bijnor district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh
. Located at 25.9° N 84.33° E this place has an average elevation of 51 metres (167 feet). It is well connected to Delhi
,Lucknow and Dehradun
with the help of railways.Muslims and Dalits form the majority of the population.Jat and Vaisya occupy a secondary position.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and sugarcane is the main crop that is cultivated .In fact the town has one sugar mill and is famous for the production of sugar and gur(jaggery). The main markets of town are Mandi Kotla, Dhaali Bajaar, Bajaria.
Although Chandpur has an average literacy rate of 52%, which is lower than the national
standard of 59.5%, it has a number of primary schools and colleges. Gulab Singh Degree College is a well-known government degree college. There is one major inter college- Hindu Inter College, Chandpur. Father Son Public School is a well known English medium school of the area.The young generation of this town is very ambitious and working in many metro cities of India like Delhi,Noida ,Chandigarh
etc.This town is represented by many ministers in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly and is well known as "Mini Chahproli".
According to the 2001 census the town has a population of about 68,359 individuals where males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.16% of the population is under six years of age .The male literacy rate of the town is 57% and female literacy rate is 47%.