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Districts of  Aligarh Mandal
Hathras/Mahaymaya Nagar
 Kashiram Nagar

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 Formation 2008
Year of District formation 1804
Area 3700.4 sq. km
Population (2001)  2992286
Sex Ratio  861
No. of Tehsil  05
No. of Blocks 12
No of Police Station 26
No. of Villages  1212
Postal Code  202001
STD Code  0571

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.