GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF MORADABAD This city is situated in western U.P. between 28°-21´ to 28°-16´ Latitude North and 78°- 4´ to 79 Longitude East. It has an average elevation of 186 metres (610 feet). The geographical area of the Moradabad District is 3493 Sq. Km.
Climate: Summer 43°C to 30°C, Winter 25 °C to 5 °C
Best time to visit: October to March
Language spoken: Hindi, Urdu and English
Area & Population Its Total population is 27,61,620 out of which males are 14,94,220 and females are 12,67,400. Of the total population, 18,77,570 constitute the rural population and the rest i.e. 8,84,040 makes the urban population.
Infrastructure The Moradabad District is divided into 6 Tehsils & 13 Blocks. Total no. of Nyay Panchayats in the district are 87 while Gram Sabhas stands at 883. The total populated villages are 1388. The total no. of Police Stations in the district are 26 out of which 9 are in rural area and 17 in the Urban area. The total no. of Railway Stations (including Halts) are 29. Total length of Broad Gauge line is 219 Km. The total no. of Post Offices are 226 out of which 42 are in urban area while 184 in rural area.
Economy Primarily The Economy base of Moradabad city is Small Scale Cottage industry, Commerce & Trade. Major crops are Paddy, Wheat, Sugar cane & Mustard. There is a network of Agro based industries namely Rice & Dal Processing Units and a large no. of Gur & Khandsari Units. Over 15000 Small Scale Industry Units are spread all over the District having more concentration on Urban cities - Moradabad & Sambhal. Moradabad city is famous for the Brass Metal Handicrafts and exports to the tune of Rs. 2200 Crores on yearly basis. A good no. of Artisans are also engaged in home manufacturing of Horn and Bone handicrafts articles in Sambhal.
About 12 lakh metric tons of food grain, 10 thousand metric tons of oil seeds, 90 lakh metric tons of sugar cane & 2.6 lakh metric tons of potatoes are annually produced here and a major part of it is exported to other districts of the state and out of the state.