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Hathras (Hindi: हाथरस, Urdu: ہاتھرس) is a city and a municipal board in Hathras district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the Hathras district.

The Hathras district, formerly known as Mahamaya Nagar, was created in 1997 by incorporating parts of the Aligarh, Mathura and Agra districts. It was given the alternative name Hathras district shortly after.

Hathras lies within the Brij region, associated with the epic Mahabharata and Hindu mythology. The principal spoken language is Hindi, whose dialect Brijbhasha is spoken in this region.

Hathras was an industrial hub during the British Raj. Cotton milling, knives, asafoetida and "Desi Ghee" products were the main industries. The last two continue to thrive, and Hathras is now also notable for readymade garment industries like Mukesh Dresses and whole sale deals in footwears like Shiv shakti Footwears, M/s Vinod Footwears and M/s Janta Footwears. carpets like krishna carpets, and brass and silver handicraft items,and daal mills like rameshwar daal mill.

Famous residents have included the popular Hindi poet, musician and painter Kaka Hathrasi.


Hathras is located at coord|27.6|N|78.05|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/36/Hathras.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hathras] ] . It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet).


As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Hathras had a population of 123,243. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Hathras has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 53%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


External links

* [http://www.hathrasonline.com Hathras Online]
* [http://hathras.nic.in/ Hathras district profile]
* [http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Hathras Historical Facts]

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