About Dehradun District

History:

Dehradun district joined the Meerut division in 1829. It has been administered as a separate district since 1871. In 1968, it came out of the Meerut division and merged with the Garhwal division.

Famous for?

Dehradun district is famous for its hill stations, Himalaya ranges, and clock tower. These are the primary attractions across the world. 

Area:

Dehradun district is located in the Uttarakhand state. It is spread over 3,088 km². The area is inhabited by 1,696,694 inhabitants. It is the second most populous district as per the 2011 census. It is part of the Garhwal region. Its headquarter is located in Dehradun. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. The native of the district speaks Garhwali and Jaunsari languages, while Hindi and Garhwali are the official languages.

Subdivision:

The Dehradun district has seven districts that are Doiwala, Tyuni, Vikasnagar, Kalsi, Chakrata, Rishikesh, and Dehradun Sadar.

Villages:

The district has 764 resided villages and 18 unpopulated villages. 

Urban cities:

Dehradun district has four urban cities such as Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Dehradun, and Vikasnagar.  Mussoorie covers 2,005 m, 11.5 km² by Rishikesh, 196.5 km² area by Dehradun, and Vikasnagar covers 452 m of area. 
 


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