Aligarh is an administrative district of Uttar
Pradesh with the headquarters located at Aligarh town. It forms a
part of Aligarh division. The district is situated towards the
southeast of Delhi. It shares common boundaries with the district of
Bulandshahr in the North, Etah in the East, Mathura in the west and
Hathras (Mahamaya Nagar) in the south.
Aligarh till 18th century was known by the name of Kol or Koil but
when the British occupied the land in September 1803, the present
district came into existence. About one third of the population of
the district is Muslim. Aligarh is famous for Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU) where students from all parts of the world,
particularly from Muslim countries, come for learning.
Facts & Figures
|Year of Mandal
|Year of District
||3700.4 sq. km
|No. of Tehsil
|No. of Blocks
|No of Police
|No. of Villages
How to Reach
By Rail : Aligarh is situated at a distance of about 130 Km
from the national capital New Delhi on the New Delhi-Calcutta trunk
route of the Northern Railways.
By Road : Aligarh is also connected by regular half-hourly
Bus Service from Agra, which is about 90 km from Aligarh. Generally
it takes 2 hours to reach Aligarh from Agra by Bus and from New
Delhi by Mail/Express Train.