The city of Aligarh is situated in state of Uttar Pradesh in India. Located at a short drive from Indian capital New Delhi the city commands great religious, economic and historical importance. The city has developed an image of educational city due to presence of Aligarh Muslim University, which is one of the most renowned universities in India. This university is highly acclaimed by scholars. This university is also werll known for its Islamic education and hence Muslims call it the 'Mecca of Education'. There are various renowned personalities attached to this university. Due to its importance latest news from Aligarh can always be found.
This city is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and its location in the vicinity to Indian capital offers it an edge over others. The city was known earlier by the names of Kol or Koil. However there are no concrete evidences about its name. The early history of the city can be traced back to 12th century AD.
One significant development that marks the history of Aligarh is foundation of Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.This college latter metamorphosed into Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.
There are various industries in Aligarh that give boost to the economy of the city. This urban hub is well recognized as Taala Nagari or locks city of India. It is home to about 25,000 small and large-scale industries. The economy of the city revolves around agricultural produce and industries.
Aligarh is well accessible by road and rail network. There are numerous tourist attractions in and around Aligarh that include Aligarh Muslim University Campus, Naqvi Park, Old fort, Manglayatan temple, Our Lady Of Fatima and Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. Accommodations of every range and budget are available in the city.
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