|Founded by||Prithviraj Chauhan|
|• Total||16 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||293 m (961 ft)|
|• Density||11,433/km2 (29,610/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi and Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 5923|
|Vehicle registration||UP 38 Old registration = UP 21 (Till 2011)|
Sambhal district, which had population of around 22 lakh, was carved out of Moradabad district in September 2011. It consists of three tehsils — Sambhal and Chandausi, taken from Moradabad, and Gunnaur, taken from Badaun. Sambhal is famous for its own kind of horn and bone craft items which is manufactured in Saraitareen 4km away from sambhal city (but included in sambhal) which are being exported.
In the late 12th century, Sambhal was the capital of Prithviraj Chauhan, the King of Hindu Kshatriya Chauhan (Chauhamana) dynasty, until he changed his capital to Delhi and Ajmer. In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the second ruler of the Afghan Lodi Dynasty, Sikandar Lodi made Sambhal one of his provincial capitals. During the reign of the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar, Sambhal was a 'Sarkar' in the 'Subah' of Delhi and had a brick fort. Babur, the first Mughal ruler, kept the foundation stone of Sambhal's Jama masjid.
There are several senior secondary schools and colleges names are as follows : Madrasa Sirajul Uloom Hilali Sarai Sambhal, St.Jeelani Public School, Arya Samaj Inter College, Hind Inter College, Faiz Girls Inter College, B.D.Inter college, Elite Jr. high school, Rajkiye Degree college, M.G.M.Degree college, Z.U. Inter College, Govt.Mahavidiyalaya Sambhal, Rastriye Kanya inter college, Ajad Girls Degree college, R.M public school, Zubaida School,Nigar Public School, A.M.H.R.S. Inter College, Auric Computer Center,Deepa Sarai Sambhal, Mustafa Social Academy, Arabic school, mission international academy, Muslim girls school, Islamic public school, Ali international academy
According to 2011 census sambhal population is 210,465.
- Ain-i-Akbari, Vol II, Tr.H.S. Jarrett, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, repr., 1989. p. 295.
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