Aurangabad, Bulandshahr

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Aurangabad, Bulandshahr
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town
Aurangabad, Bulandshahr is located in Uttar Pradesh
Aurangabad, Bulandshahr
Aurangabad, Bulandshahr
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°30′N 77°58′E / 28.50°N 77.96°E / 28.50; 77.96Coordinates: 28°30′N 77°58′E / 28.50°N 77.96°E / 28.50; 77.96
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bulandshahr
Population (2011)
 • Total 26,544
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Aurangabad is a Nagar Panchayat, a town that has transitioned from rural to urban quite rapidly. It is located in the Bulandshahr district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Aurangabad is located at the following coordinates: 28°30′N 77°58′E / 28.50°N 77.96°E / 28.50; 77.96.[1]

About[edit]

Aurangabad is a town which lies on the state highway connecting Bulandshahr and Garhmukteshwar. It is about 15 km from Bulandshahr and connects the Jahangirabad, Bulandshahr and Garhmukteshwar roads to each other. Surrounding Aurangabad are the villages Sega Jagatpur, Saidpur, and Lakhaoti. The market is divided into 15 wards, and houses in its center an old Mosque, Jama Masjid, and an old Nageshwar Mahadev temple. Aurangabad is also known for the 17th-century marble "Bibi Ka Maqbara" shrine, styled after the Taj Mahal. The nearby Shivaji Maharaj Museum, dedicated to the Maratha king Shivaji, displays war weapons and a coin collection. North of the city, the Aurangabad Caves contain ancient rock-cut Buddhist shrines. West of the city, battlements surround the medieval Daulatabad Fort.

Trade[edit]

Aurangabad is part of a growing potato belt and has a cold storage facility named "Mehboob Cold Storage Pvt Ltd" founded and promoted by Late Mian "Syed Mohd Jammel" - a successful businessman in the region. Now, the business is managed by his widow & sons: Mohammadi Tayyaba Bibi (D/o. Late Mian Matloob Ali, erstwhile Zamindar of Jarool and Chairman of Town Area - Aurangabad) and Syed Mohd Kafeel, Syed Mohd Nadeem and Syed Mohd Javed.

Aurangabad also has many mango orchids, most famous the "Hussaini Bagh" is managed by heirs of Mian "Syed Jeevan Ali". Sugar Mill Anamika Sugar Mills Pvt Ltd (Agauta Sugar Mills Pvt Ltd) is a sugar mill located near Aurangabad at Bhandoria village. Aurangabad is also known for its Pesticides shops. Of which the famous shop Kisan Beej Bhandar is owned by Mr. Pramod Kumar Sharma of the Badshahpur Talab village.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Indian census, Aurangabad had a population of 20,072. Males constitute 53% of the population and females constitue 47%. Aurangabad has an average literacy rate of 43%, lower than the national average of 59.5%, with the male literacy rate at 55% and the female literacy at 30.5%. 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Aurangabad". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.