Roorkee is a city in north India, located in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district. It is spread over a flat terrain with the Himalayas to the east and north-east. The city developed on the banks of the Ganges canal, its dominant feature, which flows north–south through the city. Roorkee is also known for the Roorkee Cantonment, one of the countrys oldest,better source needed and the headquarters of Bengal Engineer Group since 1853. It has a population of 355,478 people.
Roorkee is located at 29.87°N 77.88°E. It has an average elevation of 268 metres (879 feet).
Roorkee is 165 kilometres (103 mi) north of the Indian capital, New Delhi between the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, close to the foothills of the Himalayas. Before the creation of Uttarakhand on 9 November 2000, Roorkee was a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh.