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|Founded by||King Dil Sukh Rai Bahadur|
|• Rank||272nd in India|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 82|
Etah is a town which is also the district headquarters of Etah district of Uttar Pradesh state, India. The driving distance from New Delhi to Etah is 207 km and it takes 3 hours 8 mins to reach there. Etah is dominated by Yadavs and Rajputs.
Etah is located at  It has an average elevation of 170 metres (557 feet)..
Etah's nearest district and surrounded by Budaun, Aligarh, Farrukhabad, Mainpuri, Firozabad, Mahamaya Nagar, Kasganj.Previously Kasganj was a part of district Etah. Kasganj was established on 15 April 2008 by separating Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar tehsils from district Etah. There are 8 blocks Jaithara, Marehara, Nidhauli Kalan, Sakit, SheetalPur, Awagarh, Aliganj, Jalesar. Raja Ka rampur is also one major town there.
Etah District Facts
It is the one of the 34 most backward district of Uttar Pradesh that is receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Program. Etah District comes under Aligarh Division. Majority people are Yadavs and Rajputs. NH 91 passes through this district.
The primary occupation of the people of the district is agriculture. The area is situated between Ganga and Yamuna (Doaab) which is highly fertile land (Alluvial soil). The farmers are taking even three crops in a year. The water for irrigation is available round the year.Major Agricultural Products: Rice, wheat, barley, jowar, bajra, maize. Raja Ka Rampur is having good fertility for producing the Tobacco.
The people of Etah dress in a variety of traditional and Western styles. Traditional styles of dress include colourful draped garments – such as sari for women and dhoti or lungi for men – and tailored clothes such as salwar kameez for women and kurta-pyjama for men. Men often sport head-gear like topi or pagri. Sherwani is a more formal male dress and is frequently worn along with chooridar on festive occasions. European-style trousers and shirts are also common among the men.
Etah District Density 2011
The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that density of Etah district for 2011 is 717 people per km2. In 2001, Etah district density was at 636 people per km2. Etah district administers 2,456 square kilometers of areas.
Etah is a developing city. It is the district headquarter since the British times. National Highway 91 (India)(NH 91) passes through city Etah. The Padav maidan (open field ) is the field used for the army during army movements. Every Year this field is use for Ram-Lila at Dussehra in month September and October and for Exhibitions in month from December to February. Only these are the two events in a year when public of district Etah can enjoy the events like Kavisammelan, Dance competition and Fair.
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Etah urban agglomeration had a population of 131,023, out of which males were 69,446 and females were 61,577. The literacy rate was 85.62 per cent.
As of 2001[update] India census, Etah has a population of 107,098. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Etah has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 63%. In Etah, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The opening of railway line by the first president Mr. Rajendra Prasad.....Here is only one small railway line from ETAH to Tundla and further railway connectivity to Kasganj and Aligarh is on high demand by people of Etah. Railway Ministry has approved the survey for direct trains to New Delhi, Agra and Aligarh. A Thermal Power Project of 1320 MW is proposed at Jawaharpur, situated approximately 10 km from Etah, Ministry of Environment has cleared the project, Land acquisition work is over and construction of the same shall start in the year 2013, will boost up the power supply in UP
Famous Sufi Sant Hazrat Abdul Gafoor Shah's Dargaah Situated in Holi Gate.
Bada Jain Mandir, Kailash Mandir, Hanumangarhi, Kaali Mandir, Soron (birthplace of Goswami Tulsi Das), Janta Durga Mandir, Vijaynagar, Pathwari Mandir. Patiali is the birthplace of Amir Khusro.
The famous Kailash Mandir at Etah was built by King Dil Sukh Rai Bahadur and is 148 years old.
Noah Kera village was famous for marriage of Lord Sri Krishna with Rukmini.
Etah is also known for world famous Gurukul. It is said to be providing education using traditional methods. Gurukuls are ancient residential schools.
Food In ETAH
Etah food consists of the food prepared in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India. It consists of the famous Mughlai near in Agra cuisines and comprises vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods. The Etah cuisine is similar to the foods prepared in Punjab and Kashmir. Dum biryani, kababs, and kormas are some of the famous dishes made in this region.
Kebabs are an important part of Uttar Pradesh's cuisine. Lucknow is known for its galawat ke kawab
Naan is one of the staple breads of ETAH.
The Kofta is a popular main dish of ETAH.
Raita has its roots in ETAH as well.
The samosa is a popular snack from ETAH.
Schools in the town include Apex Public School(Etah),Assisi Convent School, Sarswati VIdya Mandir and Dr. Lokman Das Public School (The place Where Aazar Studies.) are the most awesome schools in Etah. Ganjdundwara PG College and Dr. Z.H. Degree College is the best college in the district for Science students.
Mehta Park and Thandi Sadak, Ghanta Ghar are famous hangout places for people here. Mehta Park is famous for it's Indian dish Samaosa
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Amir Khusro was born in Patiyali, Etah and is considered as one of the best poets of Urdu.
Town of Etah is also known for two famous freedom fighter brothers Satyavrata and Dr. Satyadev. Two brothers rubbed their shoulders with Mahatma Gandhi during the struggle for Indian independence.
Sushila Devi was the first lady to have performed homa for all the four vedas in the city of Etah.
Goswami Tulsidas born in Soron Etah. He was a great Poet and write Ramcharitmanas
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Etah
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