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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Agra city is one of the famous cities in India. Agra pronunciation is a medevial city on the banks of the Yamuna River in India. It was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. It lies currently in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It has an average elevation of 171 metres. Agra is the third biggest city in Uttar Pradesh and had a population of 1,259,979 in 2001. Agra's climate is relatively hot.
 
It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Sites. On the north it is bounded by Mathura, on the south by Dhaulpur, on the east by Firozabad, on the south-east by Fatehabad and on the west by Bharatpur.
 
Attraction or famous places in Agra are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Chini Ka Rauza, Soami Bagh Samadh and Sikandra. Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Agra's dominant structure, the Agra Fort also called the Red Fort, was built by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas, Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Musamman Burj. Fatehpur Sikri is another World Heritage Site in Agra District, 35 kilometers from city of Taj. It was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar.
 
Agra is the city that made of wonderful attractions and historical places. That places has one image in last part of history. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Agra enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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