jagïrs, was 80,520, compared with 91,113 in î89i. The hiluk contains
167 villages, of which 106 are jdgir; and Medchal (population, 3,019)
is the head-quarters. The land revenue in 1901 was one lakh.
Medchal is well supplied with tanks from which much rice is irrigated.
The jdgir tizluk of Aliabad, with a population of 3,201, z villages,
and an area of about 8 square miles, lies to the east of Medchal.
Medinipur.-District, subdivision, town, and canal in Bengal. See
Meeanee (r).-Village in the District and tiluka of Hyderabad,
Sind, Bombay. See MInNI (2).
Meeanee (2).-Town in the Dasiiya tahsil of Hoshiarpur District,
Punjab. See MIANI (3 ).
Meeanee W.-Town in Shahpur District, Punjab. See MIANI (4).
Meean Meer.-Former name of LAHORE CANTONMENT, Punjab.
Meerut Division.-Division on the north-western border of the
United Provinces, extending from the outer ranges of the Himalayas
across the valley o£ the Dan and its southern boundary, the Siwalik
range, to the middle of the Doab. It lies between 270 29' and 310 2' N.
and 770 2' and 780 38' E., and is bounded throughout by the Jumna
on the west and the Ganges on the east. The head-quarters of the
Commissioner are at MEERUT CITY. The total population of the
Division increased from 5,141,204 in 1881 to 5,326,833 in 1891, and
5,979,711 in 1901, the increase during the last decade having been
greater than in any other Division of the Provinces. The total area is
11,302 square miles; and the density of population is 529 persons per
square mile, compared with 445 for the Provinces as a whole. The
Division is the fifth largest in area and the third in population. In 19oI
Hindus numbered 75 per cent. of the total and Musalmans 23 per cent.;
other religions include Jains (37,941), Aryas (33,718), Christians (29,294,
of whom 22,864 were natives), and Sikhs (4,148). The Division con-
tains six Districts, as shown below:-
Area in Population, and cesses,
District. miles. square 1901. in 1903-4,
Dehra Dun 1,209 178,195 1,09
Saharaupur 2,228 1,045,230 17,76
Muzaffarnagar 1,666 877,158 17,57
Meerut 2e354 1,540,175 32,61
Bulandshahr 1,899 1,138001 23,31
Aligarh 17 946 1,2oo,822 27,97
Total I r, 302 1 5,979,711 1 1,20,3E
Debra Dan lies chiefly between the Siwaliks and the Himalayas,
stretching up into both ranges ; Saharanpur reaches the Siwaliks, but