The name Prabuddh Nagar has been decided by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati on 28 September 2011. It is located on the Delhi to Saharanpur highway.
But after changed the U.P government of BSP, New government SP Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav chanegd that name.Now Shamli is a district not Prabuddhnagar.
It is around 90 km from Delhi, 65 km from Saharanpur and 38 km from Panipat. Shamli is known for the famous place for GUD (jaggary) i.e. suger production worldwide.
Its old sugar mill called Upper Doab Sugar Mill, and serves as a market town for surrounding villages.
Shamli also appears in Cinema- "Aaja Nachle", which is Madhuri Dixit's movie, based on the Ajanta theater.