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Sambhal

Administration
Native ameSambhal
Typecity
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictSambhal Bheem Nagar
Geography
Total Area6.2 sq mi (16 km2)
Altitude293 m
Demography
Total Population182930 (2001)
Density (pop.)11433/km2 (29611.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode244302
Telephone91 5923
VehicleUP 21

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Distt Sambhal in the Bheem Nagar District in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Sambhal is an ancient settlement that was also important during the period of Muslim rule and was one of Sikandar Lodi ’s provincial capitals in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.

It's location near a rail terminus, makes it an important trade center for agricultural produce. Its industries include sugar refining, hand-loom weaving, and calico printing. The city is the scene of annual Muslim and Hindu fairs.

As of 2011 Indian census, Sambhal had a population of 600,000 with 53% males and 47% females.

Sambhal has a literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy rate is 78%, and the female literacy rate is 42%.

Sambhal Has been declared the 75th Distrct of U.P. by Mayawati on Sep 29,2011.


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