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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.
Aligarh is a city in Aligarh district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is located about 90 miles south-east of New Delhi. It is the administrative headquarters of Aligarh District, and has a population of half a million. It is mostly known as a university town where the famous Aligarh Muslim University is located. It has an average elevation of 90 metres. The city is located on a plain between the Ganges and Jumna Rivers. The Grand Trunk Road passes through the city.
As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Aligarh had a population of 667,732. Males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Aligarh has an average literacy rate of 55 percent, lower than the national average of 59.5 percent; with 59 percent of the males and 41 percent of females literate. 16 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
This city is famous for locks and brass castings. Aligarh is synonymous with the University that is spread across much of the city civil lines area. Aligarh Musllim University is a residential academic institution of international repute offering more than 250 courses in traditional and modern branches of education. A church in Naqvi Park, is a lesser known part of Aligarh. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Aligarh enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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