Meerut district

Meerut district
Meerut district
मेरठ ज़िला
میرٹھ ضلع
Uttar Pradesh district location map Meerut.svg

Location of Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh
State Uttar Pradesh,  India
Administrative division Meerut
Headquarters Meerut
Area 2,522 km2 (974 sq mi)
Population 34,47,405[1] (2011)
Population density 1,347 /km2 (3,490 /sq mi)
Literacy 74.80 per cent[1]
Sex ratio 885[1]
Lok Sabha Constituencies Meerut
Official website

Meerut district Hindi: मेरठ ज़िला, Urdu: میرٹھ ضلع is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Meerut is the district headquarters. Meerut district is a part of Meerut division.


According to the 2011 census Meerut district has a population of 3,447,405,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Panama[3] or the US state of Connecticut.[4] This gives it a ranking of 94th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 1,342 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,480 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.01 %.[2] Meerut has a sex ratio of 885 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 74.8 %.[2]

District Population and Growth Rate[1][5]
Year Male Female Total Growth
2001 16,01,578 13,95,783 29,97,361 24.16%
2011 18,29,192 16,18,213 34,47,405 15.92%
Literacy Rate[1][5]
Year Male Female Total
2001 75.00 53.12 64.79
2011 82.91(+7.91) 65.69(+12.57) 74.80(+10.01)


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