Before 14th November 1976 Ghaziabad was the tehsil of district Meerut. It was formed into a district on 14th November 1976. Ghaziabad, the headquarters of the district of the same name, lies on the Grand Trunk road about a mile east of the Hindon river in Lat. 280 40' North and Long. 770 25' East, 19 Kms. east of Delhi and 46 Kms. south-west of Meerut. As its boundary is adjacent to Delhi, it acts as the main entrance of Uttar Pradesh and that is why it is also called the Gateway of Uttar Pradesh.
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