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Native ameMeerut
Other nameमेरठ
NicknameThe Sports Capital of India
TypeMetropolitan City
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictMeerut district
M.P.Rajendra Aggarwal
Total Area105 sq mi (272 km2)
Altitude219 m
Total Population1451983 (2001)
Density (pop.)8123/km2 (21038.6/sq mi)
Metro Population2086194 (16) (2009)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Meerut ( , ) is a metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ancient city located 70 km (43.5 mi) northeast of the national capital New Delhi, and 453 km (281.5 mi) northwest of the state capital, Lucknow. It is a part of the National Capital Region of India. It is the second Largest city of National Capital Region of India after Delhi, the 16th largest metropolitan area in India and the 17th largest city in India. It ranked 292 in 2006 and 242 in 2010 in the list of largest cities and urban areas in the world and is the second fastest developing city in Uttar Pradesh (after Noida). It covers an area of about 172 km2 (66.4 sqmi). The total metropolitan area is 198 km2 (76.4 sqmi), which is the third largest in Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow and Kanpur. It has the 2nd largest army cantonment in the country.

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