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Raebareli

Administration
Native ameRae Bareli
Typecity
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictRae Bareli
Demography
Total Population169285 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Raebareli (Hindi: रायबरेली, Urdu: رائے بریلی, also Rae Bareli or Rai Bareli) is a city and a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raebareli District.

The town is situated at the bank of the Sai River, 82 km (51 mi) southeast of Lucknow. It possesses many architectural features, chief of which is a strong and spacious fort erected in 1403. The fort was constructed of bricks 2 ft long by 1 ft (0.3 m) thick and 1.5 ft (0.5 m) wide (60 cm by 30 cm by 45 cm).

Among other ancient buildings are the magnificent palace and tomb of nawab Jahan Khan, governor in the time of Shah Jahan, and four fine mosques.The most important town within the district is Lalganj which is the proposed site for the Railway Coach Factory. The factory is already underway with construction activities in full swing and locals expect to gain economically from it. The factory is expected to generate over 10,000 jobs.


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