Geography of HapurHapur city is located in the western region of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated about 60 km from the capital, New Delhi. Hapur was earlier known as ‘Haripur’. The National Highway 24 that connects Delhi-Lucknow passes from Hapur.
Hapur is the largest tehsil in Ghaziabad district. Hapur comes under the Delhi NCR region of Uttar Pradesh and has tremendous potential because of the closeness of the city to Delhi and Ghaziabad.
Hapur is located at 28.72°N 77.78°E and has an average elevation of 699 feet (213 meters). It is bound by Meerut on the north, Bulandshahr in south and Ghaziabad from the western and southern limits. It is bound on east by Jyotiba phule nagar. The eastern boundary of the district is formed by Ganges River and is also home to Garhmukteshwar, the holy place which attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year. River Kali nadi passes from periphery of the town. Hapur is not a rocky place and has no mountain ranges.
Population in Hapur
According to the District Statistical Handbook, 2012, the population of Hapur was 11, 29,420, consisting of 6, 04,085 males and 5, 25,335 females. The density of population per sq. MT is 1711. According to the District Statistical Handbook, 2012, the rural population was 08, 10,744 and the urban population was 3, 18,676. According to 2011 census, the literacy rate of the town was 75.34 percent.
Climate of Hapur
Hapur has a humid subtropical climate that is influenced by monsoon. The place experiences very hot summers and the winters are cold and chilly. Summers start from early April and last till late June. This period is extremely hot and the maximum temperature reaches up to 43 °C (109 °F). Arrival of monsoons is in late June and continues till mid of September. There is a slight drop in temperature with lot of clouds but humidity is high. There is a rise in temperature again in the month of October and the city experiences mild and dry winter season. Winters last from late October to mid-March. Lowest temperature reaches up to 0.5°C (32.9 °F). The average rainfall is 80 cm to 100 cm per year received during monsoon, which is ideal for growing crops. Humidity content is between 30 to 100%. Hapur does not receive snow during winters.
Soil is composed mainly of Pleistocene as well as sub-recent alluvial sediments that are transported and deposited by the river action from the Himalayas. The alluvial deposits found in the soil of Hapur are unconsolidated. According to the lithological studies, the sediments are mainly composed of clay, fine and coarse sand as well as silt. The land is fertile and very good for growing crops. The main crops grown in this area are wheat, vegetables and sugarcane.
River Ganges in Hapur
Garhmukteshwar is a town where holy river Ganga flows. It is situated 35 Km east of Hapur on National Highway 24 that connects Delhi and Lucknow. Garhmukteshwar is popular for its bathing fair that is organized every year on the Full Moon day in Kartik month. Taking a dip in the holy river on this day is considered holy.
Facts and figures about Hapur
Population: 11, 29,420
Elevation: 206 meters (675 feet)
Average rainfall: 80 cm to 100 cm per annum
Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Jainism
Official language: Hindi
Best time to visit: October to march
Postal index number: 245101
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)