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Afzalgarh is a city and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located at the border with the state of Uttrakhand.

Afzalgarh
Town
Afzalgarh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Afzalgarh
Afzalgarh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Afzalgarh is located in India
Afzalgarh
Afzalgarh
Afzalgarh (India)
Coordinates: 29°23′35″N 78°40′26″E / 29.393°N 78.674°E / 29.393; 78.674Coordinates: 29°23′35″N 78°40′26″E / 29.393°N 78.674°E / 29.393; 78.674
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictBijnor
Elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total24,954
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
246722
Telephone code01343
Vehicle registrationUP 20
Websiteup.gov.in

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GeographyEdit

Afzalgarh is located at 29°24′N 78°41′E / 29.4°N 78.68°E / 29.4; 78.68.[1] It has an average elevation of 212 metres (695 feet). The nearby cities are Kalagarh, Sherkot, Dhampur, Jaspur and Kashipur.

HistoryEdit

Historically a town of British India, it was founded in the mid-eighteenth century by a local leader named Nawab Afzal Ali Khan, who also built a fort in the area, which was dismantled after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[2] In 1901, Afzalgarh had a population of 6,474.[3]

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[4] Afzalgarh had a population of 24,954. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Afzalgarh has an average literacy rate of 49%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Afzalgarh
  2. ^ Still now some part of the port available near municipality area. 13 km far away small town Kalagarh is there. around this city mountain available. Kalagarh is the part of Uttrakhand. The town is on the right bank of the river Ramganga Afzalgarh Town The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 5, p. 69.
  3. ^ Nagina Town The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 299.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.