Shamli City

Shamli (शामली) is a city, and the district headquarters[1] in th...e Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Shamli was declared as a district in September 2011 and was named Prabudh Nagar by Mayawati who was CM of UP at that time, but in July 2012 Shamli returned to got its old name by Akhilesh Yadav who became CM of UP in 2012. It is located on the Delhi–Saharanpur highway. It is around 100 km from Delhi, 38 km from Panipat and 65 km from Saharanpur. Shamli is known for its old sugar mill called Upper Doab Sugar Mill, and serves as a market town for surrounding villages.
According to legend, Shamli is the place where Krishna took a night's halt while going for his last attempt of truce thus avoiding Mahabharata, hence was its previous name "Shyama vali". This small suburb is also famous for the Hanuman tilla, a temple by legend built by the great warrior Bhima.

Shamli is located at 29.45°N 77.32°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 248 metres (814 ft).
The city lies on the highways linking major cities in this area, such as Delhi, Meerut, Karnal, Panipat, Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur. It lies to the east of the Yamuna river, which marks the borders of two Indian states, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The area is called 'Doab' meaning "a place lying in the alluvium of two rivers" — since it is situated in between the two great rivers of India – the Ganges and the Yamuna. It is a major area of sugarcane cultivation and hence an area which attracts the sugar industries.[citation needed] It is a developing city of Western Uttar Pradesh.
Being a part of Western Uttar Pradesh with close proximity to Haryana, the economy of Shamli is largely driven by agriculture and related industries. The land surrounding Shamli is very fertile, and the area was a part of the green revolution that brought a lot of prosperity to the region. Dotted with numerous villages all around, the area is a major centre of wheat and sugra cane production.
Provisional data from the 2011 census shows that Shamli has a population of 107,233, of which 57,236 are male and 49,997 are female. The literacy rate is 81.97 per cent.