Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Hathras | type = hq | latd = 27.36 | longd = 78.03
locator_position = right | state_name = Uttar Pradesh
district = Hathras
altitude = 185
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 123,243| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Hindi: हाथरस, Urdu: ہاتھرس) is a city and a municipal boardin Hathras districtin 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 1997by incorporating parts of the Aligarh, Mathuraand Agradistricts. It was given the alternative name Hathras district shortly after.
Hathras lies within the
Brijregion, associated with the epic Mahabharataand 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. Cottonmilling, knives, asafoetidaand "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
Hindipoet, 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 2001India 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.
* [http://www.hathrasonline.com Hathras Online]
* [http://hathras.nic.in/ Hathras district profile]
* [http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Hathras Historical Facts]
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