Located about 90 miles southeast of New Delhi, this place is the administrative headquarters of Aligarh District, Aligarh Police Range and Aligarh Division with an overall population of about half a million.
The overall population of Aligarh, according to the 2001 census is about 667,732 with an average literacy rate of 55%, which is actually lower than the national average of 59.5%.
Aligarh is famous for its locks industry, the locks produced in Aligarh are exported to different parts of the world. Today, it also produces wheat, sugarcane, cotton, corn, barley and millet. Extremely popular for its brass hardware and sculptures, you will also find a thermal power station, located about 15 kilometers away from the city, the Harduaganj Thermal Power Station also known as the Kasimpur Power House.
Built in 1920, the Aligarh Muslim University, is a university with an international recognition. It offers more than 250 courses in both traditional and modern fields of education. There are some courses here with seats reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth countries.
For entertainment, you will find movie theatres such as the Grand Surjit, Vadra, Nandan, Lakshmi, Nishat and Tasveer Mahal. Adlabs is also planning to come up with a cineplex here.