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Noida

Administration
Native ameNoida
Typecity
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictGautam Buddha Nagar District
Geography
Total Area78.4 sq mi (203 km2)
Altitude200 m
Demography
Total Population293908 (2001)
Density (pop.)2463/km2 (6379.2/sq mi)
Official languagesHindi, Urdu, English
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode201301
Telephone0120
VehicleUP-16

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Noida ( , , pronunciation: Noeḍā), short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Area, is an area under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). Noida came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and celebrates 17 April as "Noida Day". Abhishek Sinha set it up as part of an urbanization thrust during the controversial Emergency period

(1975 1977). The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act. It has first-class amenities and is considered to be one of the more modern cities of Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is also home to the Noida Film City.

Noida is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. The district's administrative headquarters are in the nearby town of Surajpur. However, the district's highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM), resides in Noida. The city is a part of the Noida-Dadri Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituency and Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency.

Noida stands at 17th place when it comes to cleanliness in India leaving far behind Gurgaon and Faridabad in the National Capital Region who stand at 87th and 237 respectively.


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