, is one of the districts
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of Uttar Pradesh
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, and Meerut
is the district headquarters. Meerut district is a part of Meerut division
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According to the 2011 census
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Meerut district has a population
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of 3,447,405, roughly equal to the nation of Panama
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or the US state of Connecticut
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. This gives it a ranking of 94th in India (out of a total of 640
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). The district has a population density of 1342 PD/sqkm . Its population growth rate
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over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.01 %. Meerut has a sex ratio
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of 885 females
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for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate
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of 74.8 %.
District Population and Growth Rate