Aligarh

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Aligarh

Kol
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh
Aligarh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Aligarh is located in India
Aligarh
Aligarh
Aligarh (India)
Aligarh is located in Asia
Aligarh
Aligarh
Aligarh (Asia)
Coordinates: 27°53′N 78°05′E / 27.88°N 78.08°E / 27.88; 78.08Coordinates: 27°53′N 78°05′E / 27.88°N 78.08°E / 27.88; 78.08
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionAligarh
DistrictAligarh
Founded byKoil-Dor Rajputs
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
 • BodyAligarh Nagar Nigam
 • MayorMohammad Furqan, (BSP)
Elevation
178 m (584 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total874,408
 • Rank55
Demonym(s)Aligarian
Language
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
202001,202002
Telephone code0571
Vehicle registrationUP-81
Websitealigarh.nic.in

Aligarh is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh state. This city is famous for lock industries and Aligarh Muslim University. Aligarh is one of the largest cities of the state. It is also the 55th largest city of the nation.[2]

The Battle of Aligarh was fought on 1 September 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803–1805) at Aligarh Fort. Aligarh district is divided into five tehsils, namely Kol Tehsil, Khair Tehsil, Atrauli, Gabhana and Iglas. These tehsils are further divided into 12 blocks.2011 census showed the Aligarh urban area with a population of 12,74,408.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. "List of Most populated cities of India". www.census2011.co.in.
  3. "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.