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About the Moradabad district

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Brief About Moradabad District
Origin And Development

Present Moradabad city was established as the head office of Chaupala Pargana during Emperor AKBAR ‘s regime. In 1624, Rustom Khan, the governor of Sambhal, captured it and set up a fort at this place and named it as Rustom Nagar. Later on it was named as MORADABAD after the name of SHAHJAHAN ‘s son MURAD BUX and this name still persists. Physical development of the city was started after the construction of JAMA MASJID by Rustom Khan in 1632.

Geographical Location

Moradabad city is famous for Brass Metal Handicrafts not only in India but also abroad since ancient times. This city is situated in western U.P. between 28°-21´ to 28°-16´ Latitude North and 78°- 4´ to 79° Longitude East. Presently it is an Administrative, Industrial and Commercial city. After the establishment of Divisional Commissioner Office,its importance and status has further been elevated. This city lies on National Highway 24 from traffic and transport point of view and is a main Railway  Station, also Divisional Headquarters of Northern Railways,  on HAWRA & AMRITSER main line. It is very well connected with main cities like DEHLI, LUCKNOW, BAREILLY, PATNA, HARIDWAR, etc. by both Rail and Road transport. Ramganga river flows in the north east and Gangan river is there in south west of the city. Being situated on the main railway line and National Highway, Moradabad city has bright prospects of development. Industrial and commercial development has taken place at a fast pace because the raw material becomes easily available to the city and manufactured goods are easily exported.

Area & Population
The geographical area of the Moradabad District is 3493 Sq. Km. Its Total population is 27,61,620 out of which males are 14,94,220 and females are 12,67,400. Of the total population, 18,77,570 constitute the rural population and the rest i.e. 8,84,040 makes the urban population.

The Moradabad District is divided into 5 Tehsils & 13 Blocks. Total no. of Nyay Panchayats in the district are 87 while Gram Sabhas stands at 883. The total populated villages are 1388. The total no. of Police Stations in the district are 26 out of which 9 are in rural area and 17 in the Urban area. The total no. of Railway Stations (including Halts) are 29. Total length of Broad Gauge line is 219 Km.  The total no. of Post Offices are 226 out of which 42 are in urban area while 184 in rural area.


Primarily the Economy of the Moradabad District is Agrarian based while the Economy base of Moradabad city is Small Scale Cottage industry, Commerce & Trade. Major crops are Paddy, Wheat, Sugar cane & Mustard. There is a network of Agro based industries namely Rice & Dal Processing Units and a large no. of Gur & Khandsari Units. Over 15000 Small Scale Industry Units are spread all over the District having more concentration on Urban cities – Moradabad & Sambhal.  Moradabad city is famous for the Brass Metal Handicrafts and exports to the tune of Rs. 2200 Crores on yearly basis.  A good no. of Artisans are also engaged in home manufacturing of Horn and Bone handicrafts articles in Sambhal.

About 12 lakh metric tons of food grain, 10 thousand metric tons of oil seeds, 90 lakh metric tons of sugar cane & 2.6 lakh metric tons of potatoes are annually produced here and a major part of it is exported to other districts of the state and out of the state