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Native ameGwalior / ग्वालियर
NicknameThe City of Scindia
Typemetropolitan city
StateMadhya Pradesh
MayorMrs. Sameeksha Gupta (elected 15 December 2009)
Altitude196 m
Total Population2030543 (2011)
Density (pop.)445/km2 (1152.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode474001 (HPO)

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(Hindi/Marathi: ग्वालियर ) ग्वाल्हेर is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India, lying 122 km (75.8 mi) south of Agra, and 423 km (262.8 mi) north of Bhopal, the state capital. Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of India, and the city and its fortress have served as the center of several of historic northern Indian kingdoms. Gwalior is the administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division.

The Gwalior Fort has changed hands many times, from the Tomaras in the 8th century it passed on to the Mughals, then the Marathas under the Scindias (1754), followed briefly by Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, Tatiya Tope and the British.

The city has several important educational institutions including the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management, Scindia School, Madhav Institute of Technology and Science and Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education.Gwalior has six universities.Jiwaji university,Maharaja Maan Singh Tomar music and arts university,Rajmata Vijyarahe Scindia agriculture unoversity,Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Educatiom [deemed university],Amity university Gwalior and ITM university.

Gwalior is the fourth largest city of Madhya Pradesh and often called the tourist capital of the state.

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