About Us


About Us



 
Dehradun is a State Capital as well as the District Headquarter and is the only
corporation city in the state. The urbanization level in the state is highest in
the vicinity, with 3 other major urban centres, Mussoorie, Hardwar and Rishikesh
located within 30-50 Km range. The other key agencies in the city and sub-region
which are responsible for urban planning and urban management functions include
Dehradun Mussoorie Development Authority, Hardwar Rishikesh Development
Authority, Doon Valley Special Area Development Authority and Garhwal Jal
Sansthan.

Town Characteristics
1. Name of Urban Local
Body
Dehradun Nagar Nigam
2. District Dehradun
3.
Coordinates

30°19’12“N 78°2’34″E
4. Year of Constitution/
Change of Status
Nagar Nigam since
9.12.98
5. Height above MSL (m) NA
6. Distance from the
nearest Rail Head (in Km.)
0
7. Number of occupied
residential houses (1991)
189302
Number of Households
(1991)
191089
8. Population
1971 166073
1981 211416
1991 270159
2001 447808
9. Floating Population
Average/ day visiting
the city
20000
Average/ day staying in
night
2000
10. Decadal Growth Rate
1971-81 27.30
1981-91 27.79
1991-01 65.76
11. Number of Wards 60
12. Municipal Area (in
sq. km.)
1991 37.17
2001 52.00
13. Density Pattern
(persons per sq.km.)
1991 7268
2001 8612
14. Sex Ratio (Females/
1000 Male)
1991 870
2001 890
15. Literacy Rate (2001)
Male 81%
Female 71%
Total 76%