AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


Native ameAligarh
Other nameअलीगढ़ علی گڑھ
NicknameMecca of Education, City of Locks
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictAligarh District
Altitude178 m
Total Population967732 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

     Home | City | Aligarh

Aligarh ( , , in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is located about 90 mi (144.8 km) southeast of New Delhi. It is the administrative headquarters of Aligarh District, Aligarh Police Range and Aligarh Division, and has a population of one million. It is mostly known as a university town where the famous Aligarh Muslim University is located. The Aligarh division includes Aligarh, Etah, Hathras, and Kanshi Ram Nagar districts. It is popularly known as the Mecca of Education. Several intellectuals have been associated with this university. Sir Muhammad Iqbal was the most famous one who is also regarded by some as one of the founding fathers of Pakistan. It is also historically famous for its lock industry and called the `City of Locks' in local vernacular.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260