Meerut is a city to the north west of New Delhi. Its claim to fame lies in the fact that the famous chant of "chalo Dilli" (Move to Delhi) was taken up first from here during the Great Uprising of 1857 against the East India Company.
It is one of the biggest cantonment in India as it holds a strategic advantage of being close to the national capital, New Delhi.
Meerut is a district with 1025 villages and a population of around 2.5 Million. However the population in he city itself 1,074,229 according to the 2001 Census