Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh


Aligarh (Hindi: अलीगढ़, Urdu علی گڑھ, Aligarh [ ʌli ː ɡʌɽ ʰ ] ) is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and administrative headquarters of the eponymous district Aligarh. It has about 870,000 inhabitants ( 2011 census ) and is located about 120 kilometers southeast of Delhi.

Situated at an altitude of 178 meters on average place is especially famous for its founded in 1875 Aligarh Muslim University.

Aligarh is located in the valleys of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna. The highway Grand Trunk Road passes through the city. The story goes back to the 12th century. In 1803 it was occupied during the Second Marathenkrieg by the British.