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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 7, p. 1.


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IMPERIAL GAZETTEER
OF INDIA
VOLUME VII
Bareilly Division.-North-central Division of the United Provinces
lying below the Himalayas between 27° 35′ and 29° 58′ N. and 78°
and 80° 27′ E. It is bounded on the north by the sub-Himalayan
tract of the Kumaun Division and by Nepal; on the west and south by
the Ganges, which divides it from the Meerut and Agra Divisions; and
on the east by the Lucknow Division of Oudh. The RAMPUR STATE
forms a wedge of territory between the Districts of Moradabad and
Bareilly, and political control is exercised by the Commissioner of this
Division, whose head-quarters are at Bareilly city. Population decreased
between 1872 and i88i, but has increased considerably since. The
numbers at the last four enumerations were as follows: (1872) 5,252,325,
(i88i) 5,122,557, (I89I) 5,344,054, and (1901) 5,479,688. The total
area is IO,720 square miles, and the density of population 511 persons
per square mile, compared with 445 for the Provinces as a whole. The
Division is the sixth largest in area and the sixth in population in the
United Provinces. In 190o Hindus formed nearly 75 per cent. of
the total, and Musalmans 24 per cent., while the other religions most
largely represented were Christians (24,459, of whom 21,421 were
natives), Aryas (14,993), Sikhs (3,334), and Jains (2,016). The
Division includes six Districts, as shown below:-
Land revenue and
District. Area in square Population, cesses, 1903-4,
miles. 1901. in thousands
of rupees.
Bareilly . I,58o 1,090,117 17,47
Bijnor . 1,791 779,95 16,63
Budaun. . 987 1,025,753 14,98
Moradabad . . 2,285 1,191,993 I7,38
Shahjallanputr 1,727 92I,535 13,40
Pilibhit . 1,350 470,339 8,39
Total 10,720 5,479,68 88,25
The northern portions of each of these Districts, except Budaun,
reach to the damp submontane area called the tarai, and the Division
VOL. VII. B



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