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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
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bijnor
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,954
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 246722
Telephone code 01343
Vehicle registration UP 20
Website up.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.