Sambhal district

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Sambhal district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Moradabad
Headquarters Pawasa Sambhal
Tehsils Sambhal, Chandausi, Gunnaur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Sambhal
 • Assembly seats Sambhal, Asmoli, Chandausi, Gunnaur
 • Literacy 77%
 • Sex ratio 78%
Website Official website
The first Mughal Emperor Babur awards his troops before their expedition to Sambhal.

Sambhal district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India. It was announced on 23 July 2012 as one of three new districts in the state. It was formerly named "Bhimnagar".[1]

The district headquarters location is in Sambhal.[2] Sambhal district is a part of Moradabad division.[3]


Sambhal is a district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Sambhal is a Muslim dominated area.[4] It takes 2 hours 40 mins to reach Sambhal and is 158.6 kilometres (98.5 mi) from New Delhi[5] and 355 km from the state capital Lucknow towards east. It was initially announced as Bhim Nagar but later on due to a big protest in the city the name was changed to Sambhal just for the sake of the losing identity of the city.[6] Though the district headquarters issue has become very controversial but in a recent meeting of the ministers of UP government, the cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav assured the people to establish the headquarters of the district in the city Sambhal very soon.[7]


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Coordinates: 28°34′48″N 78°33′00″E / 28.5800°N 78.5500°E / 28.5800; 78.5500