Shikohabad

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Shikohabad
Mohammad Mah
City
Nickname(s): Skb
Shikohabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Shikohabad
Shikohabad
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E / 27.1; 78.6Coordinates: 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E / 27.1; 78.6
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
Founded by Dara-Shikoh
Named for Dara-Shikoh (Shikoh-abad)
Area rank 4
Elevation 163 m (535 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,5,472
 • Rank 3
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 205135
Telephone code +91-5676
Vehicle registration UP 83

Shikohabad is a city and a municipal board in the Firozabad district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Bateshwar, a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre dedicated to Lord Shiva, and also a famous Jain Tirth on the banks of River Yamuna, is situated 22 kilometres south of Shikohabad. Shikohabad falls under the Taj Trapezium Zone.

Geography[edit]

Shikohabad is located at 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E / 27.1; 78.6.[1] It has an average elevation of 163 metres (534 feet). The river Sirsa flows between the main city and the railway station.

History[edit]

The old name of Shikohabad was Mohammad Mah (the name still exists as Mohmmad mah near Tahsil and kotwali) and Shikohabad was named after a famous person of the Mughal era called Dara Shikoh the eldest of brothers of Emperor Aurangzeb. In its present form, the town has hardly any recognizable evidence of that era. Shikohabad was ruled under the estate of Labhowa from 1794–1880. The Rajas of Labhowa of Jhala dynasty were well known to the Mughal rulers and their generals and along with them controlled over 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) of this area. Shikohabad is a Yadav dominated place.[2]

Accessibility[edit]

New Delhi is 273 km (170.00 miles) from Shikohabad.[3] The nearest airport is 65 km away at Agra. Shikohabad railway station is located on Delhi Mugalsarai main line of North Central Railway having direct connection to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Agra, Kanpur, Jaipur, Lucknow , Mainpuri and Farrukhabad. It is also well connected by road with all major cities of the state and region as it is located on NH-2 also the State road-85 to Etah and the state road-84 to Mainpuri.

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Shikohabad had a population of 107,300, out of which males were 50,107 and females were 50,283. The literacy rate was 81.68 per cent.[4]

Religions in Shikohabad
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
67%
Muslims
  
32%
Jains
  
1.0%
Others†
  
1.0%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

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